Empty Nester: The Silence is Deafening

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I thought I’d be happy for the empty nest and the peace and quiet when Lanie and Jay moved out. Life is a little less chaotic, and I have more time for…

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Only One – Lonely One?

mother-1039765_1920-e1451928215470-620x264Here’s a re-post of a blog I did for KnotSoSubtle.com. I believe this is an issue that many “only child moms” worry about from time-to-time. Perhaps my take on it will give you peace of mind to enjoy the path you’ve chosen (or life chose for you.)

I had planned to have more children but, as it so often does, life got in the way. Troubles in my marriage, a financial hardship, and a serious injury…

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Family Finances: Confessing to my Husband


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Family Finances: Confessing to My Husband

Unfortunately, this is an issue affecting so many people these days. I’m hoping by sharing my experiences I can provide a little hope to others that find themselves in similar circumstances.

Looking back, I realize that I was never properly prepared to handle the family finances. Being lulled into a false sense of financial security, I had no clue that our lives would be turned upside down in the blink of an eye. Nor did I realize just how close we would come to losing it all.

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Only One – Lonely One?


Originally posted at Knotsosubtle.com – Only One – Lonely One?

With only a few remnants of my daughter’s childhood remaining in her Barbie-pink bedroom, it’s hard for me to find the right words to express my feelings on this night before she literally moves into adulthood. It’s so unlike me to get all teary-eyed at the thought of Lanie growing up and moving out, but here I am with tears on my cheeks. Every mother, at one time or another, worries that she hasn’t given her child all the tools needed to lead a happy, successful life, away from her protection. My cross to bear is buried a little deeper in the regret that I never gave her a sibling.

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Two Alpha Males: Peacemaker and Mediator

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Alpha Males: Peacemaker and Mediator

What is it about two level-headed males sharing the same space that drives them to grow fangs, mark their territory and growl at each other every chance they get?

Okay, I’ll admit that I wasn’t prepared for the role I would play as peacemaker between two alpha males when my daughter’s boyfriend moved in three years ago. While I really didn’t give it much thought before agreeing to the plan, I honestly didn’t expect the relationship between my husband and Jay to be much different from the one he had with our daughter. Boy, was I wrong!

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