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Sorting through the truth and fabrications….amazing kids!

My astute teen children continue to humble and amaze me with their insights and understandings. My youngest daughter finished her paper on her “Hometown Hero” with all her inaccurate fanfare of devotion from a father that didn’t ultimately choose his … Continue reading

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What Makes a Hero

So reveling in the high of his agreeing to move forward on the house…he never fails to give me more grief to shake my head about. No, it’s not the ludicrous ideas of us being great friends or him moving … Continue reading

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So I don’t want to run to my mom or my bestie…but this just popped up in conversation with the kiddos since they’ve been back with me this week after a week with their dad… “Dad had pictures of some … Continue reading

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Oh, that’s a curse word?? (Conversations with my kids…)

So riding in the car with my 14 year old last night on the way home from a meeting about a mission trip he is headed on with his youth group this summer…. ME:  Are you looking forward to NY? … Continue reading

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The good, the bad, and the ugly…of divorced parenting

Last week I was presented with several challenges regarding my ex… He started the week with this text “Good morning and Happy Sunday! Yes I am meaning to send this to you…” – is there another way to take this … Continue reading

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Conversations with my kids…Part 2

I just love the conversations I have with my kids some days… I was sitting down with my little munchkin yesterday when she was telling me about her day… I’m so tired of the other kids in my class because … Continue reading

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Second guessing…

I haven’t posted in awhile… almost 2 weeks to be exact… I’ve been in a strange place. I had a run in with my ex that made me feel empowered in the moment, I let down my filter of neutrality … Continue reading

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When did DUTY become a dirty word??

So I sought out the good ole reliable 😉 Wikipedia for the start… Duty (from “due” meaning “that which is owing”; Old French: deu, did, past participle of devoir; Latin: debere, debitum, whence “debt“) is a term that conveys a … Continue reading

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Hey! I lived through ______________ and I turned out OK!!

What bullshit!! I’m so tired of hearing all the arguments that have NO WEIGHT for why it is okay or appropriate for people to do shitty things to others or why shitty behavior is excused. “I lived through my father … Continue reading

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