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Father's Day

Father’s Day

Father’s day is really hard for me.  And so this morning, rather than posting something negative, or reminiscent of a ‘cry for sympathy’ about our relationship, I chose instead to honor the many examples of wonderful Father’s in my world.   Since you are not on my Facebook, and I have that shit locked down like Fort Knox, to shield… Read more →

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The Walls We Build

Life can teach you a lot of hard lessons about relying on other people. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about who I am today, versus who I was even five or ten years ago.  It seems my life and my approach to adversity has changed; I know I own the scales and armor that I wear every day as… Read more →

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A Really Wonderful Birthday

When I married my husband, I also became a step-mother to twin boys.  I’d like to think that I am nailing this “step-mom” stuff down, but let’s be honest… I waited until the age of 41 to become a legal ‘first time co-parent’ and every month presents lessons in growing into a role that I love, with two young men… Read more →

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The Reborn ‘Keto Crazy’ Chick

It started off simple enough; my glucometer broke a year ago, and I couldn’t be bothered to replace it.   I have a Canadian clinic doctor (currently searching for a PPO doctor for our new health plan) who kept asking me the annoying questions he’s supposed to ask: Dr. McDonald “What are your blood sugars averaging?” Me: “High.” Dr. McDonald… Read more →

Some Animals Eat Their Young

We celebrated my niece Kaitlin and her 13th birthday on Saturday, at the home of Kevin’s mom and step-father.  My eldest niece had one of her closest friends over, an 18 year old girl that we’ll call ‘Blue’.  In the telling of my stories and reflections one thing I am increasingly aware of, is that I do not have the… Read more →