Be the Mama

I try not to rush anymore, but recently I found myself getting sucked into life’s frenzy. This morning it was time to stop. I’ve been watching my daughter. At 19 years old she has wisdom and discernment, and makes sound decisions. I’ve stepped back to let her practice running her own life. Watching how she […]

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One More Day

The words that come out of my daughter’s mouth during conversation is like visiting with Yoda. Tomorrow is my birthday. I rolled out of bed with the Rolodex of this year, flipping through my mind. What have I accomplished? Am I on target with my goals? She knows I do this twice a year. The […]

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Attitude Is Everything

The first house my daughter and I lived in didn’t have a washer and dryer. That was not a deal breaker, we were just excited about our new life. Once a week we went to the Laundromat. I had to make a choice to see this as a positive. We lived in the country and […]

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Free to Be

My darling. This is the day you walked through with grace. Last December, he ripped out your heart, and threw it away. It was so unexpected. No warning of the words he said. You crumbled to the floor, and I held you while you screamed. He decided to take a road trip with a buddy […]

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Working From Home (SMS)

I walked into the bathroom, and there was the eye cream laying beside the sink. My daughter had left it for me, even though she normally takes it with her on the weekends. She knows I love that eye cream because it has shimmer in it, and it was a small, selfless act that showed […]

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Single Mom Syndrome

Money is a huge factor for a single Mom. We often stay in an unhealthy relationship for financial security. That is highly overrated. When you become unhappy enough, you will find a way out. Be ready to walk through some fire though. You let go of what you have, to get what you want. My […]

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This Is Normal

The life my daughter and I share is not normal. We care for one another at a very high level. We watch each other, and learn how to do so. We are now down to the details. I bought a new toothbrush holder, and noticed the openings are large enough to hold more than a […]

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Be a Friend

Going with the flow is sometimes difficult. It’s so worth it if you can allow it to happen. I was sitting at my desk, planning parts of my day. I had typed up a message, but hadn’t hit send yet, when my daughter walked up, and stood at my desk. I looked up at her, […]

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My Daughter Writes

Originally posted on Simply Semloh:
I’ve been staring at this empty canvas/shell of a blog for months, mostly wondering how to begin and how to introduce myself. I’ve had other forms of “social media” for years, but starting something new.. and trying to put who you are into a few words is more difficult than…

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It’s Pretty Ugly

I took a friend to meet Stephanie today. You may or may not recall but, Stephanie is who gave me the courage to care for plants. Everyone needs a Stephanie in their life. Getting out of my truck, this caught my eye. It has been hanging there for some time, and I have walked by […]

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