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To mom or not to mom, that is the question.

I awoke today to the sounds of arguing coming from the front of the house.  Given that it’s Monday it took a minute to realize that these noises were not coming from the neighbors or outside but from the several tiny children who have taken up residence in my living room.  896 more words

Alphabet Soup

The break-up

I have heard before that ‘a child is the embodiment of the love of two people’. What happens when that love breaks down? What is the impact on the child? 304 more words

A Divorce Vocabulary

I will be the first to admit I was sheltered through my adolescence. I’m blessed to have parents that have been married for 46 years. Walking through the season of divorce, I’ve learned so much about me, about my relationships, about life. 657 more words


It's our anniversary, It's our anniversary, anniversary 🎶

The first year of marriage is the hardest.

I’ve never been sure if the saying was an old wives tale or if there was some legitimacy behind the theory. 2,818 more words

The One Thing About Jennifer Holm's Books

The sequel to The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm is the equally delightful

The Third Mushroom. Ellie is getting older and considering her easy, casual friendship with goth-boy, Raj. 280 more words

Episode 20: Blended Families with Lori McCarthy

September 26, 2017

All In with Pauline Hawkins


Lori McCarthy and I talk about blended families. The two of us are part of the same blended family: Lori is married to my daughter’s father. 124 more words