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Finding What you are Made of

Finding What you are Made of

It has been 9 months since I’ve written here (insert the obvious reference to human gestation here.)In that time, Liam has walked. Annabelle started a Spanish Immersion preschool. She is almost potty trained, except when The Backyardigans are on TV. I went to a women’s retreat. I lost forty pounds. My hubby still loves me even though I hate cleaning the house. Our dog Cricket died. We got a new dog Buck. I wish there was a cute, poignant story I could tell […]

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A sniper made me write my bucket list

A sniper made me write my bucket list

As many of you know, I lived in DC back in the day.  On October 14th 2002, I was at a Home Depot, getting tile for a mosaic project.  When I got home, I turned on the news and saw that a young blonde woman had been shot and killed in the same parking lot I was just in, fifteen minutes ago.  I was young.  I was blonde.  Was I in the crosshairs? That very next Monday, I was on a […]

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Featured @Mompreneurmogul: Moms are Super Heroes wearing High Heels

Featured @Mompreneurmogul:  Moms are Super Heroes wearing High Heels

One thing I’ve learned in life is that if you want your life to be good, start filling it up with good people, like Lisa Cash Hanson.  I met Lisa Cash Hanson through her Momprenueral Mogul’s Get Famous ebook.  I’ve found she is such an amazing woman who lives her dream, every day.  I love that about her and find it incredibly refreshing and inspirational.  I’m guest posting to share an inspirational story about Mom’s and the representative power of […]

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The riddle of the rhododendrons

The riddle of the rhododendrons

The rhododendron’s stalks were thick as a strongman’s arm and the bark shed its skin in flakes. The purple flowers that bloomed were quite beautiful, but so few of them grew. Above it, a cedar tree spread his branches about. The rhody didn’t grow tall; it didn’t intertwine into the branches of the cedar as a blackberry bramble would. For ten years, the rhody branches tumbled down and up again, overgrown without care. A mother stood in front of them, admiring […]

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