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Are We Really Lazy and Selfish??

Lazy and selfish. Those words have been blaring through my mind all day.  I haven’t been able to get away from them.  They are tethered to me like the chains old Marley had to carry around for eternity. They feel … Continue reading

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Post Baby Body Blues

Tonight I am bummed. I went to a physical therapist this evening.  I wanted to see her for two reasons.  First, I messed up my back about two months ago, and it’s not getting any better.  And second, I was … Continue reading

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Judgment and Structure and Being Overwhelmed by Summer

I’ve had a long week.  (And it’s only Tuesday!!) We are at that part of summer that I’ve looked forward to all summer – events are basically done, sports seasons are over.  All we have left to do is relax … Continue reading

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Loving Others

I used to fashion myself a hippie of sorts.  I used to use phrases like, “Follow your bliss.”  And “You do you.”  And “love your neighbor as yourself.” They sound good.  They sound liberating and freeing.  They sound happy. But … Continue reading

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Today Just Sucked

Ever just had a really crappy day? It’s not like a catastrophic day.  Nothing bad actually happened.  It just sometimes seems like frustration is constantly around the corner, begging me to indulge it. I couldn’t get my garden to look … Continue reading

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Broken Hearts

A schoolmate of my daughters left this world today. It wasn’t sudden.  Obviously any death of a child is too sudden, but in the grand scheme of things, it wasn’t overly so.  She had been battling a nasty tumor that … Continue reading

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Standing in Another’s Pain

Tessie is in the hospital.  She has RSV and viral pneumonia.  This is the 9th day someone in my family has spent in the hospital this year.   It’s not cool. And it’s not cool to see your baby in … Continue reading

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What Mothers Give

They did a May Crowning at my daughters’ school today.  It was a bit of an emotional experience for me because my oldest was doing her first reading at a Mass and my youngest was strapped to me struggling to … Continue reading

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Let Your Light Shine

I wrote a few weeks ago that I was having difficulty with the idea of blogging.  I was letting all of the negative comments get to me.   Some of these comments were written, but most of them never actually … Continue reading

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The Hard Days

So I had an ear infection, and I believe I blew out my ear drum.  I can’t hear much.   I think I could imagine that such an experience could be peaceful – a brief respite from the noise and … Continue reading

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