The 7 Stages of Grief(Glee) You Go Through When You Are Away From Your Kids

Stage 1: Joyful Anticipation You decide to take a trip, without the kids.  You’re about 2-3 months out at this point.  It’s basically all you think about.  Every time one of the kids whines…”this time 3 months from now, I will be lying on a beach, drink in hand, and this will be a distant […]

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My Firstborn: He’s Growing Up, and I Love It

8 years old.  It’s a sweet spot. I love my 4 and 2 year old. SOMETIMES, I like them. Honestly though, not ALL that often. (But SOMETIMES I do, ok?) It’s true, there’s nothing cuter than the fat-bellied, short-legged physique of my 2-year old.  He’s learning new words every day…heck, new sentences.  Paragraphs.  It’s fascintating […]

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I Won’t Always Be One of Them

I’m a part of a club. People call us the “Young Moms” (We really aren’t all that young) We have young kids though.  Babies, toddlers, elementary-aged kids.  So because of that, we’re still referred to (especially by the generation above us) as “young mothers”. We all understand the same things. We understand that it’s completely […]

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Overcoming a Mother-Freaking Hard Addiction: The Interview

I remember the moment I found out my sister was addicted to heroin.  Actually, there are two moments…no wait, three….that really stick out in my mind. The first moment was THE moment I found out.  And I seriously was blindsided.  But blindsided in the sense that, I truly just had had no idea.  Not really […]

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An Interview With A Girl I Know Who is Overcoming a Mother-Freaking Hard Addiction (Part 1)

This is a guest post, written by “a girl I know who….”.  She may or may not be my sister, but she definitely IS a good writer.  And man, does she have a story.  One day, we may write a book together.  For now, here’s this… Hi everyone, My “mother-freaking” sister has this idea.  She […]

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