Monthly Archives: May 2012

As She Graduates

When you came out of the womb screaming, I imagined a much different journey to your high school graduation this week.  I didn’t know you would have your own ideas on so many things, hold them so strongly, and that I would be … Continue reading

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“All I am I owe to my mother”

“I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.” While George Washington spoke these words originally, there probably isn’t a mom that wouldn’t pay good money to hear those words spoken in … Continue reading

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“Are You Mom Enough?” asks Time Magazine

Beware.  Before you even look closely at the picture, read the caption, or perchance read the article, you will be affected.  Old wounds will reopen.  You’ll find your head swiftly turning side to side, defending your choices to anyone that will … Continue reading

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Did I?

As I prepare to unleash my first born on the world, I wonder if I influenced him. According to him, in a variety of intonations, verbal italics, and eyeball calisthenics, I didn’t.  No way, no how.  He is his own person, … Continue reading

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Across Generations

In the 1800′s, Ralph Waldo Emerson made an interesting observation: “Men are what their mothers made them”. Expanding his thought by looking one generation back… Our husband was formed by our mother-in-law. Our children’s father was shaped by their grandma. And … Continue reading

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