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4 Lessons From My Father

Hi Friends,

Last night, I spoke to my father on Skype for over an hour, because there was much to catch up on. His directness, combined with his no-nonsense tone, over the years, has never ceased to amaze, amuse or annoy me, and that has been mutual. 805 more words


Do I really have to? Do any fathers really have to?

The people who know me know that I am child at heart, a big kid who really doesn’t want to grow up, like Peter Pan but without the tights, the knife and the lost boys. 549 more words


Day 94... Blogging101: Dream Reader... or Dear Dad... plus P.S. Stephen King

So today’s assignment is to write a blog post for our “dream reader,” whoever that might be. I would certainly like to have some big important publisher read my blog and declare, “Why, that’s the cleverest material I have ever read in all my publishing life… I need to give this girl a hefty advance and publish her work immediately because SHE has something important and relevant to SAY!!” That is, of course, NOT going to happen, because a) I am basically writing diary posts, not fabulous stories, and they are neither important nor relevant, and b) I don’t even think I would WANT that to happen (just picturing my anxiety meter blowing its top with the pressure of THAT), not to mention c) I’m pretty sure “cleverest” isn’t even a word… is it “most clever?” I don’t know, but I’m sure big important publishers WOULD know, and they would be so busy rolling their eyes and slowly shaking their heads at my crappy word choices that they would certainly not have time to write me a check for an advance, hefty or not. 605 more words


Children and Germs, my Kryptonite

Germs. I hate them. I hate them. I. Hate. Them. They are Reason #3 why I am not a teacher. So let me do some Common Core Math for you here to make it a little easier to understand. 277 more words


What will she grow up to be? I can not wait to see.

Wow, that sounded like a Dr. Seuss quote, but it was on my mind the other day, while driving home from work. Obviously there are many things that I can not wait to experience with my new bundle of joy, from their first finger squeeze, to their first word, to their first steps, you get the idea, the typical things that all parents are excited to see and experience. 507 more words


lost thoughts

I think, maybe, for the first time in my entire life I’m experiencing the ability to take a step back and really look at it. For the first time my priorities are not just based on moving forward and creating the best life I can for myself, but also experiencing life and love and creating memories that are real. 393 more words