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Oxygen Mask Parenting

Even if you’ve never flown on an airplane, I’m sure you’re familiar with the drill. “Incase of emergency, oxygen masks will drop down in front of you.  Please…

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“Are you sick?”

Medically speaking, things are not going so well for me.  My health has declined in the last three years since my husband’s death and I feel like I’m…

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Mother and Son

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Parenthood: High Risk

What were you doing seven years ago?  I was high as a kite on morphine, waiting for my first child to arrive, ready to enter that grand world…

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Uneven road

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Bricks of Gold

The great injustice of death is if its survivors cease to continue living for fear of it. Half of my family is in Heaven.  In 2011, my daughter…

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Thoughts on Tots

I have come to the conclusion that just as nine months of pregnancy somewhat prepares a woman for motherhood, raising toddlers prepares a mother for raising teenagers.  There…

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In The Woman

What Doesn’t Kill You…

Strength is a quality we admire in people. Perseverance in the face of adversity. You know, that of a good movie plot. We don’t admire the people who…

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