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Opening My Heart to all the Love

  The hot, humid July evening back in 2007 when I discovered I was pregnant was one of the best days of my life. I immediately fell in love with the little person growing inside of me, and I knew that my life would never again be the same.   Knowing that I had a… Continue reading Opening My Heart to all the Love

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Walking At Eight Months Pregnant and Why I Wouldn’t Change a Thing

Gliding through my undergraduate career, and I do mean gliding, everything was just as I had planned it would be. My long time boyfriend and I had recently become engaged, we purchased a brand new car, and we lived in a beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment that would be perfect for when we got… Continue reading Walking At Eight Months Pregnant and Why I Wouldn’t Change a Thing

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The Forgotten Sleepless Nights

This piece is part of "SoCS" Pingback: https://joannesilvia.com/2017/03/11/short-years-call-for-rain-dancing/   Four consecutive nights have passed and she's still without sleep. In a sleepy haze she manages to nurse the baby, change him, and rock him back to sleep, Only to repeat the same exact cycle a mere two hours later. Day and Night, Night and Day, all… Continue reading The Forgotten Sleepless Nights

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Just Incase

"Please make sure he's in the middle." "Why?" "It's the safest place." "Seriously?" "Well that's what all the experts say." "But we have dual side curtain airbags and reaching in the middle of the truck is a pain in the ass." "Can't you ever just do what I ask?" "You're gonna push me on this… Continue reading Just Incase

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Learning to Overcome

Pingback: https://tomboyforlife.wordpress.com/2017/03/02/always-in-doubt/ The Daily Post: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/doubt/ During my thirty-three years of living, doubt and I have become closer companions than I care to acknowledge. Never one to make a clear, executive, or precise decision, I have long been plagued by doubt and second guessing myself. As a student I anxiously worried if my school work was good enough.… Continue reading Learning to Overcome

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My Legacy

I've recently devoured the first season of Amazon's new series, " Z: The Beginning of Everything." I finished the season in one day ,(okay, I admit it, I spent the day bingeing), and was inspired to order the book, authored by Therese Anne Fowler, that the series is based on. Watching the show's portrayal of Zelda… Continue reading My Legacy

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Agape

"I thought I knew love and then I had you," is something I often say to my son, and I'm not sure I could express the sentiment better if I tried. I was a wife, a daughter, granddaughter, sister, and friend when I became a mother, and so I was confident I knew love. Surely… Continue reading Agape

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“What Do You Do For a Living?”

I spent my evening with close friends enjoying sushi and great conversation by the fire while our children played. We discussed everything from our kids, to politics, to the economy, to the upcoming holidays. At one point during conversation the topic of "finding oneself" came up. Typically, this makes me very uncomfortable as I'm not… Continue reading “What Do You Do For a Living?”

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A Letter to All Women as Another Birthday Approaches

As my 33rd birthday approaches, I can't help but wonder where the time has gone? Cliche as it may sound, it seems like just yesterday I was a mere 24-year-old having my son and really beginning my adult life. Then I remember how much has happened and changed over the past 9 years. I've been… Continue reading A Letter to All Women as Another Birthday Approaches