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On Being a Normal Mom and Why I’m Okay With Not Being One

Today a friend of mine was published for the first time. She was beyond excited, and her piece was a well-written, insightful, and inspiring one about her struggle to find and define herself and the unique quirks that make her the awesome person she is, while still "fitting in" with all of the other moms… Continue reading On Being a Normal Mom and Why I’m Okay With Not Being One

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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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When Disastrous Yields Delight

Pingback: https://wordpress.com/post/perfectlyimperfect32com.blog/4827 At just twenty-six-years-old, my world crumbled around me. The facade of a life that I had been pretending to enjoy crumbled around me. The death of my beloved grandfather was shortly followed by my long overdue filing for divorce. At the time my son was just three-years-old. I was a stay-at-home-mom with no car,… Continue reading When Disastrous Yields Delight

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My Best Friend Is Getting Married…Now What?

*This article was originally featured on enigmalife.com @http://enigmalife.com/stories/my- "I'm engaged," my best friend, Lynn, of 20 years excitedly exclaimed through the phone, while simultaneously texting me a picture of her smiling so brightly that she was gleaming, holding up her left hand, showcasing her bright and shiny new engagement ring. "Congratulations! I'm so happy for… Continue reading My Best Friend Is Getting Married…Now What?

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Accepting My Identity Outside of “Mother”

Moms, Dads, athletes, professionals, and students are all common ways that people identify themselves. For a period of time during my younger years I identified myself as a Type A Perfectionist. I was born with a plan and goals and nothing was going to stop me from completing my plans and achieving my goals. As time… Continue reading Accepting My Identity Outside of “Mother”

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Why I Refuse to Let My Faith be Tested

Born and raised in Boston, I grew up a strict Irish Catholic. If I wasn't at Mass with one set of grandparents over the weekend, my Dad made sure my siblings and I were there with him and my Mom. Maybe because of the connotation my Faith carries so closely to my grandparents', or maybe… Continue reading Why I Refuse to Let My Faith be Tested

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My First Parenting Fail and What It Taught Me

I've been looking forward to today for months. For some, today is just a regular, rainy Tuesday in March, but for me, it's much more than that. Today was the day my husband and I chose to celebrate our anniversary. You see, my husband, Mike, is a critically acclaimed chef and with his position comes… Continue reading My First Parenting Fail and What It Taught Me

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Behind the Colonial Red Door

Pingback: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/nuance/   Sitting alone in the dark, at the old, round, wooden kitchen table they  received as a hand-me-down from her parents, she couldn't help but remember. It was as if she were watching a film reel play back the most precious moments of her life. Images of holiday gatherings, Sunday family dinners, kids doing… Continue reading Behind the Colonial Red Door

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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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To The Best Man I’ve Ever Known

Pingback : https://dailypost.wordpress.com/discover-challenges/greatest-in-the-world/ This week we are challenged to write about the greatest___we know. This is an especially dear challenge to my heart. A few years back I found myself a 20 something year old, unemployed, single mom with no car or savings to speak of. After drowning my sorrows in way too many bottles of… Continue reading To The Best Man I’ve Ever Known