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Posts Tagged ‘mom’

The strong women in my life

I wrote this post in November 2012. My friend Bridgette suggested I repost for Mother’s Day. So I did two years ago and last year and am doing it again this year.  This is a tribute to all the strong women and mothers (in whatever form of mom you are) I know. You have the hardest job in the world […]


Choosing my path …

A week ago was Mother’s Day. I reposted a tribute to my mom and my grandmas as the strong women in my life who helped mold me to be the person I am today. I have also written about being Child Free by Choice (CFBC for short). I am 100% OK with my choice. But for […]


The strong women in my life

I wrote this post back in November. My friend Bridgette suggested I repost for Mother’s Day. This is a tribute to all the strong women and mothers (in whatever form of mom you are) I know. You have the hardest job in the world and definitely deserve more than just one day of celebrations. Happy […]


The strong women in my life

I keep a notebook in my work bag where I scribble down post ideas or many times an actual post. A lot of times it is easier for me to find my voice if I jot it down on paper first and type later. I also keep a notepad in my purse in case an […]


Why I am Child Free By Choice

I think being a mom is the most important job in the world. The second most important job is being president of the United States. I don’t want to be either. This post is about why I, along with my husband, have chosen to be Child Free By Choice. It is not a reflection on […]


Mi familia

I spent a good amount of time last week at the hospital visiting my grandpa. (I was there every day for four days in a row. I also visited with him twice the day before he headed to the hospital.) Last Tuesday my grandpa had surgery. I spent between 6-7 hours in the surgery waiting […]


Happy Mother’s Day

When I was 9 and my brother was 5 our parents divorced. The choices and decisions my mom made almost 30 years ago makes me the person and woman I am today. At a time when few people were divorcing my mom made the best decision for herself and for her kids. And we struggled. […]


Moms, how do you do it all?

In honor of Mother’s Day I am finally going to work on answering Windy’s question: If you are taking suggestions, I am curious how everyone makes time for exercise with busy lives including getting a kid to school (on time) getting themselves to work (also on time) working (all day) heading home to make/eat dinner […]


Home-cooked Mexican food by Mom

Most of this weekend has been consumed by alcohol and good cooking by Mom. My mom and stepdad were in town for my birthday. They go home tomorrow. And my plan is to get back to my regular workout and eating schedule tomorrow. Friday (my birthday) I had a big breakfast; then Mom and  I […]