Category Archives: Motherhood

Loving A Girl, A Sort Of Book Review

I’ve been hiking a lot. I’ve been eating a lot. I’ve been stuffing down feelings and feeling shell shocked a lot. I’ve been avoiding the news, but sneaking peaks––that inevitably make me wish I’d avoided it. I’ve been trying not … Continue reading

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BLUE

As my final days in Israel wind down, I know I will miss my beautiful grandsons. At three, A is the light of my life, and his new baby brother has been a dream to cuddle. No doubt, the inspiration … Continue reading

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Rumors Of My Demise… (an unplanned tutorial in blogging, and explanation for my disappearance)

Ok, rumors may be a gross exaggeration. I’m not sure anyone is really reading this blog anymore; I’ve barely written anything in months. There would need to be an audience, for there to be rumors. And demise may be a … Continue reading

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Blink: A Mother’s Heart

  THEN….                                    AND NOW! In the past months I’ve written words and more words… in my head. I’ve written about the lengthening days … Continue reading

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So Your Kid’s Graduating From High School… Listen Up!

 Note: I wrote this when my youngest son, Man Cub, was getting ready to graduate high school. I’d been there before; I thought I knew what I was in for. Now, two days before he graduates from college, the world … Continue reading

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The Mother of All Heartbreaks

Dear readers, I have been working on a piece for days… but mostly, I’ve been working on a lot of things, and getting no where! However, I got an invite to contribute something to the Today show Parenting Team site … Continue reading

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50 Happy Things: Bloggers Unite In A Flood of Gratitude

Last year, I followed in the footsteps of Jen over at Jenny’s Lark, and I wrote a list of 50 things I was grateful for in 2014. The list actually became 60 things, because I still had time and I had … Continue reading

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A Straight Mother’s Response to Ignorance…

I am ignorant. I’ll start there. I don’t understand all of the struggles that LGBT youths live with. I am ignorant. I don’t understand the pronouns, the labels, the pain, the complexities, that the LGBT community lives with. I am … Continue reading

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Other Mothers Among Us…. (Healing For Mother’s Day)

Also featured on Huffington Post: http://huff.to/1czN6nc Every year I’ve struggled with my emotions on Mother’s Day. My children have been fairly hit or miss in recognizing the day: from breakfasts in bed that, while not always edible, were priceless in … Continue reading

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The Bucket List Experience You Can’t Buy

Note: I’ve been MIA lately, aside from my weekly Friday Fictioneer stories. I’ve been in a rut, struggling to get things written. It’s not for lack of inspiration; I’ve got lots on my mind these days! However, it seems that … Continue reading

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