Monthly Archives: December 2010

Undefining Roles: Beyond Feminism

As I’ve become a full-time blogger, I feel the need to end 2010 with a substantial post for my readers to ponder into the new year.  To move forward with hope, to strengthen the family, to open lines of communication … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Parenthood

Lately, family time has been abundant, with his two youngest’s birthdays, November, December, then Christmas, and then my partner’s mom, sister’s, and their families, arrival yesterday, in hope of seeing us and the kids, because I couldn’t give them a … Continue reading

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Treasured Friends

I am fortunate to have these two special friends in my life.  This year, after once again reconnected through Christmas cards, I was happy to have had the opportunity to visit with them when Michael and I made our trip down to … Continue reading

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Consideration Pays

Quiet!  I long for quiet.  I thought buying my son his own laptop would free up my time to write.  But there he is playing games, noisy games, beside me.  It’s bad enough that I have to boot him out … Continue reading

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(1+3)+(1+2)=Our New Family

The family has grown as this year, our third Christmas together has finally gone from: his and mine to ours. We each have one eldest son from our first marriages; 22 & 27, both who were local this year to … Continue reading

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Ready to Parent Young Adults

Raising your children to become productive adults is a challenge of parenthood.  It starts with building self-esteem.  They must believe in themselves.  They are not going to believe in themselves without your support and encouragement.  As a parent we are … Continue reading

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Writing Prompts

When reading I am either bored or totally engaged in the topic.  The first paragraph generally determines my interest.  When I read something engaging I become distracted by my own thoughts and feel urged to write and get all ooh, … Continue reading

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