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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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And They’re Back…

We’re not on quarantine really here because none of us has the virus (knock wood, thank God), but still everything is shutting down so we’re home.  While I’m ok to not be going out all the time, it’s harder for … Continue reading

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Parenting Through The Pandemic

Well, here we are with school-aged kids home.  None of us were expecting this, were we?  My college-aged kids are home for now although I’m not sure when or if they’ll return to university.  So far, one is on spring … Continue reading

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Kids and Anxiety

I don’t have anxiety.  But I worry and I can find myself perseverating on issues, but it’s not all the time.  Or at least I don’t think I do.  But my older kid and I just had a conversation about … Continue reading

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My New Mantra – Single Parenting College Kids

We went through a tough time this summer.  My motherly instinct was fully charged with helping, reminding and desperately trying to help my college kids to avoid learning their lessons the hard way.  I encouraged being proactive instead of procrastinating. … Continue reading

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