Category Archives: Parenting

Sacrifice

A topic came up last night, and I’m struggling with it. I get that we’re supposed to put our children first.  The thing I’m struggling with is, how much of our happiness are we expected to sacrifice?  Do I sacrifice my own happiness for the rest of my life so that my son can be …

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Bonded

This weekend was the final hurdle my guy and I had to make it over.  My son (M) and his son (J) were scheduled to meet.  For some reason, my guy seemed to be the only one who wasn’t nervous and/or anxious about it. On the way to my guy’s house, my son was pouting. …

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Nerves Everywhere!

My son has been a tad anxious lately.  There are a lot of things going on in his world: his dad is being bipolar, school started the other day, which includes his first year of a Zero-Hour class, he’s adjusting to the idea of moving in less than a year, he recently met my guy, and …

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Clock

For years, I’ve seen adorable newborns and thought, “Oh, I want another baby!”  The next moment, I hear a toddler throwing a temper tantrum, and the desire to procreate disappears like a rabbit hiding from a predator.  No thank you!  I’ve done the 2 AM feedings, I’ve done the blow-outs (you parents know what I …

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My Pity Party

Happy Mother’s Day. To every mother out there except for me. My son doesn’t care about making me feel special today.  He thought that since he didn’t have any money, he couldn’t do anything to make me feel special.  He does have enough to buy me a card, but apparently he didn’t want to spend …

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Year in Review

Well, I always say I don’t like boring. This year has been anything but boring. I had a stalker. Since he hasn’t checked out my blog in almost a month (quite a feat for him!), I’m pretty sure he’s finally gone. It took over a year and a lot of work on my part, but …

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Gotta Brag

So, I’ve always been one who sees bumpber stickers and wonders why anyone would deface their car in such a way. I mean – I get that you feel strongly about something, but it’s your CAR! That’s a valuable item you could sell one day, and bumper stickers do not add to the value of …

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Does That Make Me a Bad Mom?

For those of you who haven’t been following me long, my 16-year-old daughter decided to live with her father this year. At first, I was heartbroken.  My little girl was leaving me.  Then I was devastated.  What had I done that was so horrible that she’d rather live with her abusive father than me?  Next, …

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Leavenworth with my Son

Yesterday, I took my son to Leavenworth.  It was the first time he’d been there as a tourist (he’d been there before, but for swim team, so he didn’t get to do the tourist thing). What is Leavenworth?  It’s a city that was altered to look like a Bavarian town.  It’s really cute.  Everyone who works …

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Another Chapter

For those of you who haven’t followed me long, my life has very definitive chapters.  I can feel when one ends, making way for the new one.  Usually, it’s a great big event, sounded by heralding trumpets or gnashing of teeth. Well, I’m at another one.  I didn’t realize it a first because it was …

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