Category Archive for 'Reflections'

A letter to my son

Dear Cody, Recently you told me about something that happened at school. A group of the boys were teasing one of your female classmates, and so you stepped in and stood up for her, telling them to knock it off and leave her alone. This is not the first time you have told me this kind of […]

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This is my FOURTH year participating in the Blogathon, and seeing as I haven’t blogged since the end of January (ACK! How did that happen?!?!?), I figured I needed a good, swift kick in the pants to get going again. Being accountable, to an extent, gives me motivation to meet my goal. The chance to […]

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The Dark Side

It has been a shamefully long time since I have written much of anything, and particularly since I have written here. Shameful mostly to myself, because writing is such an integral part of my being. Yet whenever I need to do it the most, I stop. You see, this particular holiday season has found me […]

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My newest nephew, Tristan Alan, was born last Thursday, August 4. To say his birth was as exciting to me as my own babies’ births would not be at all an exaggeration. The reason I feel so strongly about Tristan’s entrance into the world is because my sister, Trina, asked me to be there for […]

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Back to blogging

I haven’t blogged for a reeeaaalllllyyyy long time. Which, I guess, duh, you’ve probably noticed, if you’re a regular reader. My dear friend, Amy, a freelance writer who is currently fighting her second battle with breast cancer and has a gorgeously-written blog on the subject, It’s in the Genes, once told me that she gets […]

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My shadow

I just found this among my many saved drafts from November 2008, when Logan was still in preschool. Now, a year and a half later, it’s a precious memory, rather than a complaint/reflection. The days Logan isn’t in school, he follows me pretty much everywhere, all day, and never stops talking. If I’m working in […]

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OK, so you probably haven’t even noticed that I’ve been gone for the past week, but just in case you have, I promise, my excuse is good. My former mother-in-law, my kids’ grandma and a woman who is in many ways like a mother to me, is at the end of her 10-year-long battle with […]

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I sometimes have visions of my children, decades from now, in grueling therapy sessions, trying to come to terms with everything I did wrong as a mother. I worry about all the ways in which I might be scarring them for life: What needs am I not meeting? Do they all feel loved enough? Who […]

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Remembering what’s important

I have been reminded again of what’s really important in life. One of my dear college friends informed me tonight that his 5-year-old son, just a month younger than Logan, has a brain tumor. He and his wife just found out yesterday, after a couple weeks of the little guy complaining of headaches and not […]

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Yesterday afternoon I left to meet my sister and nephew in town, which is about 35 miles away. I was excited, thinking about the baby fix I was soon going to get. Approximately 16 miles down the road, I got an urgent text message from the kids: “Remy killed Tiger!” Remy is our little Yorkie-Poo […]

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