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I’m Sorry Self

Big, fat, crocodile tears now. Her voice shook as she gripped my hand a little tighter. “I didn’t think it would matter mom. It’s mine.”

My heart broke a little as I started to explain. “Baby, you have to respect yourself and your property. You have to know how to take care of things. You are just as important as anyone else and you have to treat yourself with as much, if not more, respect than you treat others. You matter. You are valuable. And so are the things you care about. But you have to set that standard and know that first. Do you understand that?” 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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“Room”

The doorknob hits my hip as I stand there, still groggy, toothbrush in hand. “Mommy, can you make room for me?” I scoot over, pulling my robe closer around my body as she walks in and hugs my waist. “Good morning … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Friday – Manchester

Chapter 1: Birthdays are the best! I can’t wait to see her reaction when she sees her gift! I never really thought about birthdays much until I had my own child, my wonderful little Lyla. But when I looked into those … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Friday- Love and Freedom

Her heart is pounding as she recognizes him. Death. He is here. And he will carry her and her love away into the dark tonight. She knows this. Her only hope lies in the idea that her beautiful Miriam will survive. Before they left, … Continue reading

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To all the mamas and the daddies…

I see you. I know it’s been hard lately. I know you feel like your best is never good enough. I know you struggle with the idea of never being enough and always being too much. I know you think … Continue reading

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May 17 – Precipice

Adrenaline pumps through my body. My heart is racing and my hands are shaking as my toes touch the edge of the cliff. The wind whips through my long auburn hair, making me feel gloriously wild.. The sun heats my bare skin. Every … Continue reading

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