Butterfly Kisses

November is upon us. The coolness settles during the early morning hours as my bare feet slip slowly from the warm blankets.  The alarm blares, the signature clinking of spoons scooping cereal reach my ears and the dogs bark for their breakfast. As I shuffle farther from my bed, a distinct shiver travels up my spine.  An image of my younger self sinking deeper under the […]

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Eye of the Storm

I was determined to reach the eye of the storm with minimal casualties. Tension attacked my senses from every angle, leaving me rattled. A mid-afternoon sun burned through the large floor to ceiling windows. Teasing me. Warming my body and taunting me with perfect, blue skies. I should be on the other side of this storm. The security […]

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Reflections

Reflections shimmer, showcasing the child born of a couple, married young. Loved and trusting. Her blonde hair curls softly. A cascade of ringlets, shaped by her mother’s hand. Pretty cotton dresses decorate. Shyness sits in deep brown eyes, shaded by heavy lashes. Sitting in the future of this chubby cheeked toddler is a gangly middle school adolescent. Her head lowered to […]

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Riding the Waves

Riding the waves, as life evolves and the days of summer pull me along. the rushing of the rapids, threatening to toss me into unknown oblivion. the calm, steady parts, soothe my soul and calm. No matter the rhythm of the current, I sit in my imaginary tube, with my fishing pole. The line slack and quietly hanging in the […]

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Caution: Runaway Mom

I love my kids, my husband and my life. But, I also love the times when I can step away from daily routines and focus on my own interests – with minimal interruptions. So, when I have the opportunity to be a runaway mom, I take it. Wouldn’t you? This is not a childish whim. I don’t vanish with only a note […]

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Lessons Learned From My Parents

Today I am mapping out the week that lies ahead and I hope to get a few moments of to just breathe and decompress. Secretly, I enjoy these undisturbed moments. A time out, of sorts. One of the significant lessons, I learned from my parents. Growing up,  my Mom and Dad had this particular habit of sitting […]

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Conquering Stage Fright

Stage fright is a master of disguise that has been perfected over many centuries of existence. Quite similar to the survival of the cockroach. If not conquered it definitely multiplies and creates an infestation of disappointment. It starts small; an annoying, nagging feeling that churns deep within your gut. Whispering. Pushing. Invading. Until it takes hold of your mind.  Causing you to retreat inside […]

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Simply Being

There are moments when I sit and wonder. Releasing my mind. Allowing it to wander. Pondering questions of  events that occurred a few hours before. Or possibly questions that have been evolving for years. Simply being stubborn. Allowing the past to take up space. Watching trees sway in the breeze, I feel invisible reminders gliding across my skin.  Quickly […]

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