Category Archives: the girls


The holidays are rushing fast toward us again. This time of year always gets me thinking back over my life. Childhood memories and traditions. Years when my girls were little. Happy holiday memories that CBG and I have made in … Continue reading

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The Gift of Motherhood

On Sunday,  Lil’ Mo turned 10 years old. She was at her dad’s on the weekend, so although we stopped by his house on Sunday morning for some quick birthday hugs and kisses, we waited until last night to have … Continue reading

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Empowering My Daughters

The older my daughters get, the more complicated this whole parenting thing becomes. It’s funny. I always assumed that once my girls were at a point where they were more self-sufficient and able to take care of themselves that this … Continue reading

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Crazy In Love

Marriage has its ups and downs. I fully expected it, having gone through a marriage before, and having dated CBG for almost four years before we said “I do”. I’d like to think that we entered into this whole thing … Continue reading

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Being “Nice” vs. Being a Doormat

My mother raised me to believe that it was important in all situations to “be nice”. Being nice meant being compliant. It meant compromising, being agreeable above all else. It meant looking after the needs of others before my own. … Continue reading

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“The Talk”

I distinctly remember getting “The Talk” from my mother. It was likely the most uncomfortable conversation I’ve ever had. I was about 10 years old. She was baking bread, as she did regularly. The conversation began with me asking to … Continue reading

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Embracing “Us”

With a mere 72 days to The Big Day, CBG and I are now deep in wedding planning mode. I’m amazed at how much work is involved even with our small, simple wedding. This past weekend was all about getting … Continue reading

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