“It’s about a girl who is on the cusp of becoming someone.. A girl who may not know what she wants right now, and she may not know who she is right now, but who deserves the chance to find out.” –Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper “Mom, do you think you’re gonna make it through…

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“A child needs your love most when he deserves it least.” Erma Bombeck “Hey guys, today we’ve gotta do the lawn!” I yell upstairs as my teenagers begin to wake up last weekend. It seems like the more teenagery my kids get, the harder it is to wake up. But, this day they woke up…

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I don’t think I’d have been in such a hurry to reach adulthood if I’d known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed. — Bill Watterson “Oh, why can’t I be graduated, yet?” Paisley asked as she slumped down on the couch holding her senior year class schedule in her hands. She is just…

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“For there is no friend like a sister, In calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, To fetch one if one goes astray, To lift one if one totters down, To strengthen whilst one stands” -Christian Rossetti, Goblin Market and Other Poems “Oh my gosh! They are in our club house!” I yelled. My…

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“We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk. And, we spend the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.”–Phyllis Diller This may sound super weird, but I love talking to people about their problems. I really don’t know what it is, but I just…

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“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” –Robert Frost We are almost there! My sister and I raise our hands as our parents go faster and faster over the little hills that lead to my nonna and poppy’s house in Arkansas. It’s like our very own personal…

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“October had tremendous possibility. The summer’s oppressive heat was a distant memory, and the golden leaves promised a world full of beautiful adventures. They made me believe in miracles.” –Sarah Guillory, Reclaimed It is October….the month that feels the most familiar to me. I don’t really know why, but when it comes, its like the…

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“We’re taught to expect unconditional love from our parents, but I think it is more the gift our children give us. It’s they who love us helplessly, no matter what or who we are.” – Kathryn Harrison, The Kiss Time really does fly, doesn’t it? I remember when I was younger having older people come…

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