Category Archives: motherhood

Wednesdays is for writing: The Stranger

Wow. I’m not sure I knew what I was getting myself into. It is Wednesday and, as I decreed, Wednesday is for writing. I’m still looking for writing starts. You don’t have to be a writer… just offer a few … Continue reading

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To The Girl on her 16th birthday…

To The Girl, on her 16th birthday: I have had the privilege of knowing you for nearly a decade. I’ve watched you grow from the precocious, and talkative, 5 year old who made me read Elmo backwards and forwards… to … Continue reading

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Suddenly not a fan of Grey’s Anatomy.

It’s past 11 o’clock at night. I’m wide awake with no thoughts of bed any time soon… I seem to have turned to a glass of wine to calm my shaky nerves. What has me in this state? I’m very … Continue reading

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Not so ready for school….

I have, so far, had a relatively low key reaction to the Big Dude starting school. In fact, I have been excited for him. He is SO ready. He and his little buddies are planning play dates daily out of … Continue reading

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The texting neophyte as an uncool step-mom

I remember being a teenager and wondering why my parents simply couldn’t understand why I would spend hours on the phone with a friend who lived just a block away? They wondered why we didn’t just talk in person. I … Continue reading

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Self-confidence… lost and found.

It’s easy to get caught up in the minutia of daily life: to get overwhelmed or feel like the daily stressors are getting the best of you. I’ve been feeling like that a lot lately. I think the challenge is … Continue reading

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Giving up adulthood for a day… or more.

Sometimes I wish I didn’t have to be an adult. I wish I could crawl into my dad’s lap and let him make it all better. I’ve been thinking a lot about my dad lately. It will be four years … Continue reading

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Slipping Away Already…

I have decided to forgo the topic of cancer for a day. It is a bit all consuming and, since it was a beautiful day, I have decided to just live my life for a day and avoid the analyzing. … Continue reading

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Help Wanted…

I don’t know if it was an writing exercise, or a lesson in life, but I was recently challenged to write a help wanted ad as if I were hiring out my job as mother. Here is the result: Wanted: … Continue reading

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Resolve Update: Getting Better

I swept the floor three times today. I’m currently on my fourth sink of dishes. My day began at 4 am with the Little Dude waking just as The Husband left. He eventually went to sleep but made sure I … Continue reading

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