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keeping it real

So this has been a week in my world…. At around 2am early Wednesday morning my man-child woke me up and told me he was in pain.  In my barely awake state, we had a conversation trying to determine what was going on.  My teenage son generally does not come into my room in the… Continue reading keeping it real

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which mother…..

Which mother actually purchased an additional calendar this year to keep track of all of the crazy this band life & college child has created? Which mother printed out the schedules, updates, emails & has been trying to keep everything a little bit organized, making sure she is updating any changes and additions? Which mother… Continue reading which mother…..

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this or that

So, if you have read any of my blog posts lately, you may have noticed, I’m not really a fan of Halloween.  Just not my thing. What I am also not sure of (among many things) is this new life as a competitive high school marching band mom.  I was woefully unprepared for this new… Continue reading this or that

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Happy Birthday man-child

You may have guessed from the title of this post, it is a special day in my house. 15 years ago, I was not expecting to become a mother for the second time.  I wasn’t due until November 16th & as you can tell, today is only October 11th. That day, after being on bedrest… Continue reading Happy Birthday man-child

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the corner

This past weekend I was able to spend some time with my girl.  She apparently missed me too & decided to stay with me in the hotel Saturday night.  She has only been gone since mid August but she has changed.  She is responsible for herself now, being off at college and it is pretty… Continue reading the corner

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transitions

What we know is that we are always making transitions in our lives, sometimes they happen almost unnoticed while other times they basically hit you over the head. My whole life in the last few years has been a huge transition with little ones sprinkled in.  Virtually everything in my life has changed.  So many… Continue reading transitions

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My girl

She is everything She is amazing Sassy & witty Sensitive & emotional Full of confidence Full of fear masked in indifference On the cusp of going out on her own Excited for the future yet hesitant to leave the familiar Smart, so much smarter than she is even aware of The softest heart hidden behind… Continue reading My girl

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The greatest lesson we forget to teach

Parents are actually human beings too Seems silly at first but it’s actually really profound (If I do say so myself) Think about it for a moment. Why would they think of us that way? We have them and we are totally responsible for everything in their lives We feed them, clothe them, take care… Continue reading The greatest lesson we forget to teach

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beach…..

When I was young there were two places outside of my own house where I saw my extended family, the ‘city’ & the ‘shore’ That tells you a few things, I grew up outside of the ‘city’ and I grew up in New Jersey (a well-known fact that only people from NJ call the beach… Continue reading beach…..

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Top o the morning to ya…..

…and the rest of the day to yourself……..(did you know that was the rest of that saying?) This Irish-American mutt wishes you all a Happy St. Patty’s Day. “May you live a long life Full of gladness and health, With a pocket full of gold As the least of you wealth. May the dreams you… Continue reading Top o the morning to ya…..