Category Archives: Life’s challenges

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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Why God Hates Divorce and Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs; As It Pertains To The Single Parent

I stayed in a difficult marriage (to put it mildly) for 23 years because I knew God hated divorce. When I finally had the courage to get divorced, I interpreted that as God hated me. It kind of felt like … 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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Prayer for the Fatherless

It’s everywhere. Every Facebook post is a tribute to an amazing dad. I can’t read anymore.  I turn on the news and the roundtable is  taking  turns sharing what their dad taught them and how it led to their success. … Continue reading

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Give it up for…

I don’t get much attention from men these days… a 50 year old pool operator really isn’t all that attractive. But last Thanksgiving I was swept off my feet. It started with simple hand holding, and before I knew it … Continue reading

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