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Things I'll miss, things I won't

As a mom, I’ve heard, “You’ll miss this someday,” probably about a thousand times. This wisdom is passed down to me from women who now have grandchildren or women who have teenagers and are done with babies. 516 more words

Family Life

Looking for a Resurrection

I walk past the bike rack and into the familiar place with different eyes today. I push through the first set of wide metal doors into the entryway, past the water fountain and the “park scooters here” sign. 732 more words

Day To Day

How to Kick Fear of Letting Go

The whole day seemed rushed, so much to do and not enough hours to do it all.  It was Molly’s graduation day.  I had an unfamiliar excitement; happy but nervous.  458 more words

Sedona Mother

Seventeen years ago this week, I lay awake in a hotel halfway around the world, staring at the ceiling long into the night. I wondered, with anxiety, how I was going to rearrange my life to become a good mother to the adoptive twin daughters I would be entrusted with the next morning. 428 more words

Essay

Hung The Moon

Happy pop song plays, as she sits on her bed, painting her nails.

She sings along quietly, thing of her love, thinking of summer coming. 140 more words

Poetry

More Than May Flowers

This year, April showers brought more than just May flowers.  There still were the traditional blanket of lilies and the garland of roses for the respective winners of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby, along with Mother’s Day bouquets. 

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That's Another Story

Growing up too slowly… or not

The thing about having a child with ‘the A word’ is that on the really tough days it can be hard to see beyond the things your child can’t do. 670 more words