Category Archives: Things I’d Like to Remember

So What… At Least… (A road trip story)

* Author’s Note: So what if this post was written a month THREE months ago! I still want to share it… if only for the mere fact that I personally really needed to remember this experience. ~ Bump! POP! Bang! … Continue reading

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The Lies Guilt Tells You

~ Allowing myself to do that which (at first glance) seemingly only benefits me – is always much more challenging than initially anticipated. Take for instance a recent Friday morning. I had made arrangements to attend a group tennis lesson … Continue reading

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The Little “Big City” of Ann Arbor, Michigan

We woke up feeling refreshed, sunken deep into the comfortable cushion of the hotel mattress. Our ears listened to sounds of distant cars and songs of the early morning birds, and our eyes opened to the sun tightly squeezing it’s way through … Continue reading

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On Being Busy

I sat with my head tilted upwards, my eyes concentrating on the temple ceiling, trying to use the advantage of gravity to force the teary sadness back into my eyes. What an amazing life this busy man / husband / … Continue reading

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Dissecting an “Off” Day

We looked at each other. Terror filled our eyes, yet oddly, we both still felt the strength of two women ready to fight. our way. OUT. Knowing our last hour of life could quite possibly be near, my heart beat … Continue reading

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The Busy, On-the-Go Momma’s 3-Step Guide to Maintaining Work-Life Sanity: STEP 2

Note: The following is the 2nd part of a 3 part series aimed to help better manage a busy parent’s days. The full series includes Step 1: Prioritize, and ends with Step 3: Locate Solutions within Limits (soon to be … Continue reading

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The Busy, On-the-Go Momma’s 3-Step Guide to Maintaining Work-Life Sanity: STEP 1

~ ~ As a parent 99.9% of the time – balance doesn’t exist. Something always drops. Effective week at work? Home looks buried in a mess. House miraculously spit-spot? Family life suffered as you cleaned. Plentiful family bonding time? Often … Continue reading

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The Holiday Break-up

~ “Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, But the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did not.” (additional adaptation) It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight, or that his head wasn’t screwed on … Continue reading

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Forgetting and Remembering

I remember the day like it was yesterday. It began at 5:30 a.m. with work. When the clock struck seven I promptly paused my morning’s efforts and then proceeded to: Wake up three kids and get them ready for their … Continue reading

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When Duty Calls

~ ~ “The only exercise I excel at is jumping to conclusions.” ~ James Nathan Miller ~ On Friday, September 14th I got very important mail delivered to our home. It read: ~ You are hereby summoned to be available … Continue reading

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