Our Family Is Interfaith and Better For It

*This piece originally appeared on Parent Co. (Parent.com: https://www.parent.com/our-family-is-interfaith-and-better-for-it/) I was raised in a traditional Irish Catholic family in a suburb about 25 minutes South of Boston. As a young girl, I attended church most weekends with one set of grandparents or the other. When I became a teenager, our dad had a rule that we either … Continue reading Our Family Is Interfaith and Better For It

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Snapshots

https://owningitlog.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/just-a-post-seen/ Through the lens of meticulously edited images and Carefully crafted captions, You see me and Believe you know me. Behind the smiling snapshots A surprising ocean of emotions simmers, Constantly threatening to boil over, Unedited.      

Kindred

https://storiesto.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/heartache/ It really is a mystery how we ended up here. Against all odds, Despite all the circumstances and distance, Despite every dead end and roadblock, Your determined soul perpetually searched While my lonely soul yearned. When I was tired and ready to give into the night You remained relentless in your plight, Never submitting … Continue reading Kindred

Sheer Determination

Pingback: Terrified, I tentatively face the unknown, realizing there is no more me Forevermore my thoughts and actions will concern the well-being of we, Weakness, hesitation, nor fear can stop me. You will always know the fight I fought for you, The unconditional love I have for you is found but far and few. To … Continue reading Sheer Determination

Write Here Write Now

Pingback: Write here write now I sit grateful to finally have broken through a terribly frustrating bought of writer's block that lasted far too long. Write here write now I am up far too late, but terrified that if I give in to my heavy and sleep-filled eyes my inspiration will escape me once again, … Continue reading Write Here Write Now

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

Nine Going on Nineteen

By all accounts, I am very lucky. My nine-year-old son, Jack, is a great kid. He's polite, kind, compassionate, outgoing, and does well in school. He even still lets me sneak kisses and hugs in fairly regularly. Lately, though, things have been tough! I forgot how difficult the “odd” years are. Jack never went through … Continue reading Nine Going on Nineteen

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