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We Have Good Kids

A friend and I were recently discussing our teenagers.  Well, okay, we were venting:  mine didn’t get up on time; hers was always missing the school bus.  Mine won’t empty the dishwasher without twelve reminders; hers complained that there was no food in the house when the pantry was so obviously full.  I think any […]

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Just a Few Minutes

“Will you lay with me for a few minutes, Mama?” My daughter’s big hazel eyes implore me, and I resist the urge to sigh. There’s laundry that needs to be folded. I haven’t packed the lunches for tomorrow. After a restless night of sleep and a manic Monday at work, I want to be a […]

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Just Be a Human

“What is it that made you want to be a pediatric nurse?”  The question was posed in my interview for a position to work with a pediatrician. It was a question that I would answer many times over in the coming years, but my answer would always be the same. I remember the exact moment […]

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Where did you go Mayberry?

A few days ago I was watching the news.  The news report seemed to be the same disturbing reports that we are all too accustomed to hearing.  It seems that good news has almost become non-existent.  This makes my heart ache for something that I had as a child, but especially, something that my granddaughters […]

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Sometimes, I’m a Worthless Mom

I’m currently feeling uninspired. I’ve written and deleted and rewritten ten different starts to an article in the past twelve hours, trying to find something meaningful to say. Do you ever feel like that? Even though the world is spinning, and things are happening, it’s like I can’t say or think anything that’s original or […]

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Lockdown Drills

Heartbroken. My little sweetpea told me very excitedly today: “MOM! Guess what! Tomorrow we’re going to have a Lockdown Drill at school!” Her innocent little heart knows that a lockdown drill is “in case of intruders” in her school, but fortunately, she has no idea of the type of devastating horror that said intruders are [...]
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To the Child Mine Will One Day Marry

Sweet Child, Whoever you are. I thought of you today. Today, amidst puzzle pieces, and fruit snacks, and one hundred fifty lego pieces and in between a thousand laughs, 4 dirty diapers, and a nap time that seemed much too short, you came to mind. I don’t know why, but the thought of you came […]

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POOP: A 3-Year Old Conversation Guide

“Hey, bud. I have an idea. How about a challenge? We can get some ice cream tonight if you can go the whole day without saying the word…” “POOP! Poop poop poopy poop POOP! Poopy poopy mommy poopy POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP!!!” “You’re not doing very good at this, you know.” “Poop.” Three is a big year of […]

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Trading Places

You can ask me my favorite place in the world and without hesitation I will answer Playa del Carmen in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The Mayan Riviera. Turquoise waters that deepen to a beautiful shade of sapphire. Sugar white sand. Fresh coconuts and bananas. Amazing seafood. Vibrant embroidered floral dresses and fresh guacamole.  But I discovered the […]

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The “C” Word No Mom Ever Wants to Hear

Have you ever watched your child suffer? Like, really suffer? I’m not talking about a scraped-knee, a stubbed-toe or even a broken heart. Those things hurt, don’t get me wrong, but moms can usually turn the tears into smiles with the mention of a popsicle or a shiny new toy.  Can you imagine a popsicle […]

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