“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”- Antoine de Saint-Expuery, The Little Prince “But, Mom, I don’t want to go to bed” said Louie. Now, let’s put this into perspective. This is the same 6-year-old boy that has just stayed up passed midnight the night before playing with his cousins,…

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“All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. ” –Erma Bombeck “Eddie, wake up. Come on…it’s all over.” I said in the most nurturing voice that I was capable of mustering. I’m not great at those sweetsy voices.…

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“This day had officially punched every hole in her crazy ticket.” –Kimberly Kincaid, Drawing the Line This cannot be happening. Not after the week that I’ve had. Just a couple of days ago my car starting making some weird car noise…..again. This is the second time this week this has happened! We have already put…

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“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu “I can’t wait for you to come with me on my field trip tomorrow, mom,” said Paisley as I tucked her into bed. “Me, too!” I said. I really was excited about…

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“But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.” –Mitch Albom, For One More Day I…

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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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“The lesson will always repeat itself, unless you see yourself as the problem–not others.” –Shannon L. Alder “I’m going to make a smoothie, do you want one?” my husband asks. Now, y’all might think that this is super nice of him to offer to make me one…and it is nice, but the timing is all…

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“The bad news is nothing lasts forever, the good news is nothing lasts forever.” –J. Cole I came home from a nighttime run to the drug store. I’d just received a phone call from my ex-husband telling me that he is going to be taken into jail the next morning. It was not a very…

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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien “I won’t eat it!!” I screamed. “You didn’t put sugar on it, and it’s going to taste bad.” I feel the tears go down my cheeks and drip off my chin. I see the…

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“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” –Ernest Hemingway I was talking with one of my besties from high school while the kiddos played with their toys on the floor. We were just about to hang up the phone when she quickly interjected that she thinks that…

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