Bittersweet

Bittersweet The alarm goes off and I reluctantly toss my hand somewhere in the vicinity of the clock. I have no choice but to drag myself out of bed. I’m disheveled and cold. The blankets are warm and welcoming. I have to get my kids to school. I drag myself across the floor to the […]

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My Husband My Hero

My Husband My Hero I was sitting at the table, looking at three of a kind, and trying to decide if I wanted to fold my hand or not, when I felt the pain. I grimaced. Everyone at the table stopped the poker chatter and watched me. “How many have you had?” “I don’t know. […]

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Those Jokers

Those Jokers My daughter started middle school this past year. She is a beautiful little girl with a very kind but sometimes naïve heart. I decided to have another talk with her about boys. She and I were on our way to pick up my youngest daughter. We had a few minutes, so we were […]

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Bugs Bunny and Life

  Bugs Bunny and Life I was sitting in the kitchen watching my mom as she was cutting some carrots for her Thanksgiving dinner. I remember the days going to my family’s house for dinner on the holidays. It was fun. Never peaceful, never quiet, but always fun. It was just recently that I started […]

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The Bunny Rabbit

The Bunny Rabbit Sometimes we as parents have to sit back and think to ourselves, “how in the world did our kids become so… themselves?” Sure, it doesn’t make sense now, as it didn’t to me either. However, yesterday I was sitting at the dining room table. I was discussing with my husband the tedious […]

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“Gimme the Monkey!”

Gimme The Monkey! I was sitting in the recliner with my feet up and laptop on my lap, while the two youngest children, Dina, age 4 at the time, and Dontae age 2 were sitting on the floor playing. I was off in my own little world half listening to the children, half focused on […]

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Call The Fire Department!

Call The Fire Department! Shopping is hell for some parents. Ironically and only as God would have it, I am one of those people in which shopping is totally excruciating for. If you ask me if I want to go shopping don’t be surprised if I go into panic mode and freak out. I despise […]

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