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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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Just One More Moment

What I wouldn't give to go back to that Friday April afternoon. If I only knew then what I know now, I would've spent the all afternoon with you. If I had only known that would be the last birthday I was to celebrated with you, I never would've left your side. If only I… Continue reading Just One More Moment

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Old Endings Into New Beginnings

At 33 I can count on one hand how many people I consider true friends and this list includes my husband. I'm perfectly content with my family and few close friends and never yearn for more. While I have been unbelievably lucky to meet new friends whom I've been able to develop deep, meaningful and… Continue reading Old Endings Into New Beginnings

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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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Childhood Ending Version 24

Pingback: https://momsorganicbohofoodfun.com/2015/09/28/motherly-love/ For a long time, I wasn't  quite sure when childhood ended for me. Always wise beyond my years, uber-responsible, and full of ambition, I feel like I've been a similar version of myself throughout the entirety of my life. I've experienced many milestones that traditionally symbolize the "end of childhood." Getting my first job… Continue reading Childhood Ending Version 24

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Finally! A light at the End of the Tunnel!

As most of my WordPress friends know, my health has not been good for seven years. This past year was probably the worst it has ever been, with the Winter proving to be almost unbearable. Between July of 2016 and February of 2017 I underwent three major surgeries, one requiring a 5 day stay in… Continue reading Finally! A light at the End of the Tunnel!

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Unexpected Roots

Pingback: https://biaatlas.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/inside-not-out/ Throughout my thirty years I have been very privileged to have experienced living in many states across our great nation. My Dad was in the Navy, so we moved every two years when he was re-stationed until he retired from the Service and we returned home. We lived in Arizona and Washington State and… Continue reading Unexpected Roots

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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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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