Category Archives: happiness

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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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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My Ex Did Not Cause The Sewer Pipe to Burst

        We all know Donny and Marie were a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. I tend to be a little bit Martha (you know the Biblical one that was whining cuz Mary … Continue reading

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It Would Be Easier If It Were Cancer – My Messy Beautiful

  I don’t wish my child had cancer. It’s just that tonight it feels like it would be easier if he did. If it were cancer I don’t think I would be feeling angry with him that he is asleep … Continue reading

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7 things I learned from watching my friend lose his business

I don’t know about you but when I go through a huge, unexpected loss it’s not pretty.  There is crying  sobbing and giant pity parties and generally acting like a two-year old in the toy aisle of Target after hearing … Continue reading

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