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Life

Life Decisions

Just thinking on life and lasting decisions. I have a 20 year-old and a 25 year-old. Neither live at home anymore. Still to this day, some people ask how I feel about having “started over” again. I tell them it’s the best decision I ever made and here’s more evidence: Last night my 9 year-old […]

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Life

Making A Date With You

Every day take some time to take care of you. Pencil it in to your calendar if you have to. It can come right in between putting the kids on the bus and showering for work. It can fit in during lunch with a promise that this time you will take a real lunch, away […]

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Lens

It’s Not The End Of The World As We Know It

Last night my 8-year-old little boy, Nick, came to me upset and crying. He said that he saw something that said the world was going to end. I asked him to show me what he saw, but we could not locate the story or image again. Despite my best efforts to block “inappropriate” content for […]

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Love

21 Years

I cannot believe Kayla Dianne is turning 21. I still remember the nurse tapping me on my leg and saying, “It’s time to have your baby.” And the first thing my mama said to me when Kayla was born: “I counted all her fingers and toes. She has 10 of each!” And how proud mom […]

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Lens

They’ve All Come To Look For America

During one of my young author workshops at a local school, I met a young Syrian boy. He was sweet, curious, pensive, and had the most beautiful brown eyes I’ve ever seen. He drew this image and gave it to me saying he hoped it would “bright my day.” And it did. He spoke limited […]

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