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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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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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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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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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Learning to Spread Our Wings

  “Remember to ask your teacher about your project when you get to school,” I said.    “Why can’t you just email her?” she asked.  I could have, and the truth was, it would have been easier. “Because you need to … Continue reading

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How I Keep My Memories Alive

  At first, I thought it was overkill. But now, I’m so glad she did it. Last weekend was my middle girl’s prom. A big ordeal for all teens everywhere, but an even bigger one for my girl. A girl … Continue reading

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10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Middle School

photo source: http://www.therightsideofnormal.com/2013/01/08/the-middle-school-teen-brain-shift/ “Is there anything good about middle school?” Her question made me laugh.  I had to think quickly. “Of course!” I answered, “You’ll meet new friends, have more freedom, and you’re not stuck with the same teacher all … Continue reading

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