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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

My one son reminds me of his dad (the ex) lately. It is as if the wound that I thought I had healed is splitting wide open with the stabbing accuracy of his tone of voice and the utter feeling … Continue reading

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What’s A Mom To Say?

Lately a lot of stuff has been coming up with my kids about their dad. We’ve had some heart to heart talks that made me sad for them. Their dad left around 6 years ago and while he’s occasionally in … Continue reading

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It Just Ain’t Easy

This past week, it’s been really hard being a Mom, let alone a divorced one. My kid has been in the hospital since Friday night and is not going home any time soon. At least not today, nor tomorrow. I … Continue reading

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Back To School In September?

I used to love September and looked forward to the beginning of school.  Fall temperatures and back to a normal routine made me so happy as a Mom because by then (pre-pandemic), I’d be getting weary of the summer freedom … Continue reading

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Gad Zooks

Are you familiar with the word?  Definition – Gad zooks:  an exclamation of surprise or annoyance I don’t know how/why it popped into my head this morning, so I decided to write my post based on it.  And actually it fits … Continue reading

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General Parenting Single Style

I grew up with a strict tyrannical father.  “My way or the highway,” was his motto and we felt we had no other choice, but to abide by his rules.  I didn’t want my kids to have that same militant … Continue reading

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Another Untold Story of Isolation (part 2)

Parenting can be difficult on any given day.  Add to it that the ex (the kids’ father) doesn’t communicate nor parent at all, yet has a righteous attitude and Monday morning quarterbacks is stressful.  So while I am a single … Continue reading

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Another Untold Story of Isolation

True Story – I’m sitting here waiting for my elder son to come home this morning.  I am trying to stay in a place of peace, but underneath I’m buzzing with so many emotions.  Anger, resentment, fear, grief, and uncertainty … Continue reading

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Adding Some Resilience To College Kids

I was raised by strict parents who didn’t put up with any nonsense and I learned resilience by being in that atmosphere.  At least that’s how I see it now that I’m older and we’ve been in this ongoing quarantine … Continue reading

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