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there is always something to learn

Sometimes you need to observe someone else struggling in order to see your own. I have written before about my struggle with control.  From seemingly insignificant things like the way a book is going to end or searching for spoilers to see if I want to see a movie to the feelings I experienced after… Continue reading there is always something to learn

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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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hindsight

I have been thinking a lot about this topic lately.  In large part due to the anniversary of my losing my mom.  I remember so many times over the last 18 years just wishing I could have her back.  For me personally, I have been living with this life altering loss for almost 2 decades.… Continue reading hindsight

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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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we all fall prey….

So geographically speaking, I find myself under a Tornado Watch. I was outside & stood in a location where I could feel the sun on my face, listening to the birds talk to each other while watching pretty white clouds move against a light blue sky.  The calm before the storm. With all of that… Continue reading we all fall prey….

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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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Tough Love

It is time for an intervention. My poor blog post that was ready to go has been demoted because apparently I need to tell you something. I will admit that I have been up since 4:30am & have spent 3 of those hours driving. Based on both of these factors, I decided that this blog… Continue reading Tough Love