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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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Don’t Think about it, Just Jump

A year ago this week my husband and I were in Maui, taking a private tour on the road to Hana. If you’re not familiar, the road to Hana is a miles long stretch of highway along the east coast … Continue reading

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6 Lessons Learned From Being Alone

My bucket list, handwritten in 1998. Back in 1998, a friend and I decided we would make bucket lists; 100 things we wanted to do in our lifetime. My list was entitled, My Ultimate To-Do List! Oh my, was I … 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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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 Be A Better Mother

I just got back from a long weekend away with my girlfriends. Four glorious days with six of my friends: talking, laughing, eating, taking in the sun and walking the beach. It was glorious. A girlfriend getaway is something I … 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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Hot Chocolate in the Rain: A Life-Changing Event

It was raining and we were laughing as we began our trek to the car. I was holding my coat up high over my head with one hand while the other held a cup of hot chocolate. When the light … Continue reading

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How Paris Ruined Me

Once when my daughters were young, I had the opportunity to go to Paris with my mother and mother-in-law. Seeing Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur and the Louvre, the trip was nothing less than magical. Exploring the streets of Paris, walking … Continue reading

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