Posts Tagged "love"

Mom vs Mouse

We locked eyes for the briefest of moments, each wondering how we were going to make our escape. I fell backwards with a scream, slamming into the gate at the top of the two stairs that would carry me from the small landing into our living room.  The thundering rattle of the gate startled my [...]

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Bedtime

We’re  in bed reading Cinderella.  Lily, through giggles,  tells me to stop - she’s adamant that the princess is not named Lilyrella.   As we continue to turn the pages, she tells me about the many differences between her own horsedrawn carriage and Cinderlla’s.   “When you and I ride in our carriage there are four horses.  Cinderella’s carriage [...]

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Birthday Wishes

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.”  ~Life’s Little Instruction Book, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. A friend sent me that quote recently and took away my [...]

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I only have words

This morning I woke up to Lily pulling on my arms telling me that I had to go with her to her room; there was something I had to see.  Her brown eyes were brimming with excitement as she tugged harder and harder on my arm.  ”Mom, you have to see this!  Someone left a Snow [...]

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Christmas Happiness

I feel like real life has been on hold for about a week now.  I’ve had the kids home with me and I haven’t worried about a thing except playing with them and finishing last minute Christmas preparation. We just let the house fill with the magic of Christmas. We watched Christmas movies curled up [...]

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The Perfect Parent

I carry guilt with me like most women carry handbags, always have, and I completely underestimated how my guilt would intensify once I became a parent.  Mom-guilt is a debilitating, ugly thing. I constantly wonder whether I’m doing the right thing, saying the right thing and giving my children the tools necessary to succeed in happiness. [...]

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The fog outline

I know summer is officially here when movies are posted again on the billboard outside our local drive-in theatre.  It never fails to make me happy;  like a child catching her first tell-tale sign that school is about to end and summer begin. This past weekend we nestled together for our first drive-in experience of the [...]

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