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Surviving Your Child’s Graduation

My one and only child just graduated from High School on Sunday. I actually got through it using only one Kleenex. This was quite the feat considering I was scared that since I am an emotional person I thought I would be that sobbing Mom that totally embarrasses her daughter. Yes I did shed some tears when the school principal got up and talked about how proud he was of this class and how this class was the one to earn the highest ACT scores in the area. Yes I did shed some tears when my daughter marched into the…

Facing An Empty Nest Is Bittersweet

This is a year full of changes for our family.  The biggest change is to see our  daughter’s last year of High School end and sending her off to college in the fall. Which means for the first time in 18 years, we will have an empty nest.  When your children are babies and you are waking up for 2 am feedings it seems like the time that they go out on their own is in the very distant future. Let me just say that time goes very fast and before you know it you will be through…

 “Oh Mom You’re So Weird”

I originally wrote this post this past summer on vacation. It was posted on my previous blog and decided to repost it here.  I was trying to find a way to communicate to my daughter what she means to me even though at times having a teenage daughter can be uh um interesting.  I know it’s a little different from my other posts, but parenting is a journey and one that I am grateful to be experiencing! I just wanted to share.   “Mom, you’re so weird” is a phrase I hear daily out of…

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