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Thursday ~ April 21, 2016

Happy Thursday!

Busy work day yesterday and then I had training at our banks in Cedar Rapids.  After the training was over I met my son Mark for a wonderful dinner and conversation.  102 more words

Daily Posts

There is a baby between you and me

Being a first-time parent comes with many challenges. Even if you have taken the time to do the research, go to the different birthing classes and feel that you have mentally prepared yourself for the arrival of the new addition to your family, I feel that there is something that you cannot and will not be prepared for and that is just how much being a parent will affect your relationship. 502 more words


Sins of the father [An open letter to an absent father]

So at the time of me writing this, it is Sunday, Easter Sunday to be exact, and I guess that for those who are religious it is a time of great reflection. 938 more words


Just Breathe

My son, Jonathan, is my first-born. You know that whole time period in the middle of the pregnancy when everyone pounds you with the question of, “Is it a boy or girl?” 598 more words


The new normal

This is the English version of the article posted on OneWorld.nl.

As the son of an alcoholic and abusive single mother and father unknown, I grew up in a dysfunctional family and, for the majority of my formative years, in a broken system. 873 more words


Boys on tour

So, first, of I would like to say that as I write this I have a huge smile on my face because my little one and I were published on OneWorld.nl! 916 more words


What Is Wrong With Me: One More Quote from Women Who Love Too Much

“I grew up believing there was something very wrong with me. I wasn’t sure what it was, but it had to do with being unacceptable and unlovable. 468 more words

Toxic Family