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Still finding my ten.

Today’s gratitude moments were harder to come by… Moments fraught with “how is this going to work?” and “am I making the right choice?” seemed far more common today. Today was hard and messy. Today felt like failing more than … Continue reading

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Ten minutes

One. Her diving into my bed head first, “Good morning mom!” Two. “I don’t trust myself to crack the eggs. Can you just show me again?” Three. Puppet shows with new friends just because. Four. Him laughing, gut deep, unable … Continue reading

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This is my church.

The smell of fresh-washed earth fills my nostrils, soft breezes caressing my cheek, chilly air electric with the anticipation of a new season. The gray sky kisses the dark limbs of the tree branches where golden leaves are falling and … Continue reading

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I imagine it’s me

I open the door, hoping that all the things I’ve heard are lies. The creak is muffled by the sounds of sobbing. Some softly crying, some wailing, some frozen in fear, immobile and unable to understand what it happening. “Mami! … Continue reading

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10

Ten children were born, innocent and free. Nine children remain, tainted and maimed. Eight had the same mother, so strong and so fragile. Seven saw their Father try to kill their brother. Six were female, fighting to survive. Five lived at home … Continue reading

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Lilac Bushes

Their scent takes me to a place that few other things can. They were fairy tales in the reality. They were fun in the serious. They were creativity in the boring. They were peace in the chaos. They were comfort in the … Continue reading

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National Single Parent’s Day

It takes a lot to be a parent. It takes more to be a working parent. And it takes everything you have to be a single parent. And today, I want to celebrate my fellow single parents. Single parents are … Continue reading

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