Is There Time For All of This?

I’m trying new things, guys.  And it’s not exactly going great.  I don’t have that abundance of determination and motivation shooting from my eyeballs the minute to drop the kids off from school.  A more accurate picture is me standing in the middle of my weekend-ravaged living room, glancing at my computer, over to the dishes at the […]

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New Year, Same Me

Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m nervous. New Year, new me, right? But what if I’m kinda finally liking myself and where I’m at? Then what? I keep reading posts and articles about resolutions. All those lists I used to make ended up being set-ups for failure. It was like when I would buy those beautiful, […]

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The Unexpected Christmas Gift

At midnight, Christmas began with an urgent rush up the stairs to the sounds of my daughter barfing in the toilet.  The poor thing had left a trail through the hallway after rushing out of the sleep-over room.  My oldest, home from college, had set up her bedroom so all four siblings could spend Christmas Eve in […]

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The Number 13

I’m sure there’s a deeper reason why 13 is an unlucky number, but around here I get a daily reminder of its tricky little curse.  Now in Round 2, I have my second 13-yr-old daughter.  She’s lovely- a good kid with good grades, a good heart, and she stays out of trouble.  She plays sports and has a […]

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A Smack in the Face

Leigh She had a gorgeous smile.  And while we’d talk about the demons that haunted her and her constant struggles with the beast of addiction, we would laugh until my sides hurt.  We shared the same love of music and would belt out songs with the windows down like it was therapy, always pretending we […]

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