True Confessions of a Mom: “I Will NOT Get A Cat”

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in ,

“I will not get a cat!” These were my exact words. My husband and children had been pressuring me for some time about getting a cat.  This was not our first cat.  We had an amazing little feline friend we named Lucky.  He was probably the best cat in the world. Soft, black coat and striking yellow eyes. For 9 years he completed our family, as only other pet owners would understand.  He was  cozy and warm and took his spot proudly on our laps, which aided in...

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True Confessions of a Mom: It’s Tradition

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in ,

True Confessions of a Mom:  It’s Tradition

    Confessions of a Mom:  It’s Tradition   “It’s Tradition” is a phrase that I grew up with.  When my sister or I would ask why we were doing something my mother would say “it’s tradition”.  When we asked why we had to go somewhere for Christmas, we were told “it’s tradition”.  That response was taken at face value.  No other explanation was needed and we didn’t ask further.  It was if this word TRADITION was shrouded in some sort of deep mystery that we...

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You Want Me To Kick You Where??

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in

You Want Me To Kick You Where??

  You have been Christmas shopping and are carrying all of your bags out to the car for safe keeping.  Your hands are full and you are struggling to find your keys in your purse. You are walking down the street alone, reading some emails in your phone.  You don’t notice much around you as you are too busy looking at your phone. A late dinner is done at the campus Dining Hall and you are walking back to your dorm alone.  You are tired, and can’t wait to get...

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It’s not just flashing lights and sirens

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in

It’s not just flashing lights and sirens

  We’ve all been there.  You are minding your business, trying to get home or to the store and you hear it.  Blaring sirens.  You check your rear view mirror because you still aren’t sure if the sound is coming from behind your or coming at you.  You pull to the side of the road as you see the flashing lights come up behind you.  This is different.  This isn’t a show at a parade or a tour for an elementary school. My grandmother always told us,...

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True Confessions of a Mom: My New Favorite Word (And Why I Don’t Feel Bad Using It)

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in

True Confessions of a Mom:  My New Favorite Word (And Why I Don’t Feel Bad Using It)

Life is so hectic for me right now.   Not anymore crazy than someone else’s I would imagine, but to me it seems like I am in the middle of a tornado and spinning wildly. We have had a steady stream of things going on lately. Driving school, reunions, parties, a new puppy, remodeling and on and on it could go. I am sure you have felt it. The “Calgon Take Me Away” moments of life. They are real, and can be annoying. You find yourself snipping at the kids, or zoning in front...

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