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Forever Changed: Traversing Through Life Together

Recently I was asked to be a recurring freelance writer for a national magazine publication called TransplantNation. There was no way I was saying no to that. None. I am an ardent believer in using our past experiences, particularly the painful ones, to help others...

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On Being a Mom: The Best Job I’ve Ever Had

On Being a Mom: The Best Job I’ve Ever Had

Every year on Mother's Day Weekend, I write an entry about mothering. I used to blog daily - having first created this site in 2008 to get me through the tumultuous feeling of failure that is divorce. Many of those posts included excerpts on mothering a teenage...

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Is it Monday Thursday or…?

Is it Monday Thursday or…?

Palm Sunday…Passover…Maundy Thursday…Good Friday…Easter. What a week. I used to think this day was called Monday Thursday, which of course makes no sense whatsoever. But it’s actually called Maundy Thursday. Which also makes no sense whatsoever. Until you realize the...

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Seeing Through Generational Eyes

Seeing Through Generational Eyes

"It is said that Wisdom lies in not seeing things, but seeing through things.” – Manly P. Hall "I’m not going to worry about it." My 23-year-old daughter is sitting across the kitchen counter from me, her eyes resolute with certainty. She's been questioning, like all...

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Her Golden Birthday

Her Golden Birthday

I never knew what a "golden birthday" was until my daughter--whose golden birthday it is today--informed me. "Mom, you know I'm turning twenty-three on the twenty-third, right?" she asked. "Wait, what? You are?" I said. I'm not sure if sarcasm is a genetic trait or a...

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Close the door – advocate and make decisions for yourself

Close the door – advocate and make decisions for yourself

Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I sneak out of the bedroom and tiptoe into the kitchen. I don’t go there to grab a snack or make the quintessential sandwich on white bread with mayo. Instead, when I am awake and my mind is racing, I head to the kitchen because that is...

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New Normals

New Normals

One of my dear friends sent me a text earlier that said, “…so I’m in the process of accepting my new normal.” With a half-smile, I tensed up and immediately felt the gut-wrenching emotions that always accompany change—especially the kind of change that’s out of our...

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Why everyone should get paid to go to church

We almost didn’t go to church yesterday morning. But then we did and left not only emotionally overwhelmed, but also $484.00 richer. Yes, you read that right. The church handed out checks to everyone who was in attendance. Actually, to paint a more accurate portrait,...

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