• Being a Stepmom and Infertility

    April 1, 2013

    Since Thanksgiving, my almost 16 year old stepson has been living with us full time. Parenting a teenager is hard, but parenting one that is not yours is even harder.  As with all teens we’ve been having attitude and school issues and issues with chores.  One of the issues was the teen thinking he was…

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  • Reflection: Digging Deep to Find the Positive

    March 28, 2013

    As a teacher, I recently did an activity with a group of sophomores in which the students reflected upon their past year and came up with advice about what they wish they had known as freshman. They had to narrow the list down to the top 10 pieces of advice and later this month they…

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  • Easy For You To Say

    March 27, 2013

    A couple months ago, after having one too many clichés flung in my face, through a mess of tears, I wrote this. Then I daydreamed about the next time someone clichés all over me– instead of nodding and smiling while crying inside, or kindly educating them about a more comforting and helpful way to talk…

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  • “Planning” and Infertility

    March 26, 2013

    If you’ve suffered from infertility I’m betting when someone tells you they want to “plan” a baby around a certain date it’s hard to keep your eyeballs straight. In college, one of my professors was pregnant. I asked her how far along she was and she said she had “lost count” but that she was…

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  • The Bereaved Mother is…

    March 25, 2013

    the woman standing in front of you at the checkout line on the verge of tears because she just dropped the jar of pickles, the cashier who seems she could care less about her job, but had to return to work much too soon after her loss, the woman at work who tells you she…

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  • I wish…

    March 22, 2013

    Before I begin this post, please let me say that I believe in life after death, I believe in heaven and in Jesus with ALL of my heart and I believe that my sweet Matthew is in heaven and I will be with him again. I now want to tell you a few things that I…

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  • Woven

    March 21, 2013

    In the beginning it was the minutes, the hours, the months. I tried to remember every detail, the weight of her in my arms, the almost-blue of her eyes, the shape of her eyelids as they closed. I felt panic rise as the days passed and memories blurred, I couldn’t forget a thing. She was…

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