Category Archives: gratitude

BEAUTY FOR ASHES; AS TOLD BY MOANA

  Let me start by saying that the only things I have successfully kept alive are my three children. You may have heard that I guilted myself into getting two cats for my youngest.  I am truly afraid that when … Continue reading

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The End Becomes the Beginning

It’s a humbling experience sitting in a meeting like that. You want to scream “I’m not like them” ” I have a masters degree, and did you know I have 3 gifted children?” “We live in a nice house”, (well the bathrooms were stuck in the eighties, but still) “My kids don’t have tattoos and piercing, and I’ll have you know this one here is in the Math and Science academy” I wanted to believe that all of our outward appearances of success made us different from those in the meeting that didn’t “look” like us. Continue reading

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And Then There Were None

As of today, March 25th, I will have raised three boys into adulthood. Well, numerically and legally anyway. I’m still doing research on my theory that all males are really just 12 year old boys in a body that continues … Continue reading

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First Day Of No School

Today marks a milestone. It’s the first day of no school for me. My youngest decided to forgo his senior year and graduate early. It snuck up on me, really. No more school  shopping, no more 5:30 am wake ups, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day, It’s all hard!

Everyone needs  a little appreciation and validation. We just want to know that someone notices what we are going through; maybe even dare to step into our pain and struggles. We just want someone to say “I see you, and … Continue reading

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