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If Mom Were Still Here

Today is a new day. One that for me, comes with a bit of pain. Because 3 years ago today my mother died. Life has never been the same since. But here is the good news: Though the day may … Continue reading

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

  If she were here, she’d have called me on the phone a month ago, asking me about my plans for Mother’s Day. I’d have said, “I don’t know Mom, I haven’t gotten there yet.” If she were here, she’d … Continue reading

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Nothing Good Happens After Midnight and Other Lessons From My Youth

“…And you know what he said? He said, ‘It’s good to want, Tracy.’” I chuckled to myself at the memory. My daughter was less than impressed.  “I know, Mom. You’ve already told me this story…” Had I? I couldn’t remember. … Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas is…

Dear Santa, Hello from Indiana. I hope you and the Mrs. are well. How are the elves?  I’m hoping they aren’t too sleep-deprived during this last minute holiday rush in the workshop. I’m so excited that Christmas is just days … Continue reading

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The Power of Accepting Change

The first day of school, captured from afar.  “Are you sure I can’t come?” I asked, “I know the other moms are coming…” My daughter simply shook her head, “No, Mom,” she said, “You don’t need to be there.” It … Continue reading

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How to Live in the Present: Put Your Smartphone Down

“You said you’d wake me up!” I startled, then looked at the clock, the red numbers of 6:17 (am of course), glared back at me. “I know, I know,” I said to my daughter, “but later I read that the … Continue reading

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Undone; Worth the Read

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy; my heart shouted yes before I’d even finished reading the blog post. Yes, sign me up to be on the launch team for the book: Undone, A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected … Continue reading

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Romance: It’s in the Eye of the Beholder

“4 out of 9?” said my husband, “And you posted my score on Facebook?” I giggled sheepishly, “yes, but I also said you were a good husband…” Okay, perhaps I hadn’t thought through my comment. I’d taken one of those … Continue reading

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21 Things Learned in 21 Years of Motherhood

photo courtesy of: http://blog.debutantemedia.com/social-media-safety-tips-for-parents/ 22 years ago, the doctor looked me in the eye and said, “Are we happy about this?” I could feel the heat rise to my cheeks, “Oh yes!” I answered, “It’s just a lot to take … Continue reading

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Rap Music, the Baby Jesus and Christmas Traditions

  photo courtesy of http://www.christmasquoteswallpaper.com “OH-and tell her to bring her sugar cookies and the cheese ball!” My youngest daughter chimed in with her sister, “And what about the Jell-O salad? We have to have the strawberry Jell-O salad!” I … Continue reading

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