Category Archives: Inner Circle

Those stories and thoughts closest to my heart.

Score one for the mean mom

I have a crazy follow up to my last post. My thankless job as the mean mom received an unexpected moment of appreciation. One of my nieces asked my daughter to play the piano for her at a string festival … Continue reading

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Yeah, I’m the mean mom

Being a mom is often hard. Since I’m a demanding mom it’s even harder. But it’s all worth it when I see my children soar. Those moments don’t last forever, though it would be nice if they did. So, I … Continue reading

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The “last times” of life

This week, for Valentines, I helped my youngest son make his last Valentine’s Day Box for his class party. He stopped being so excited about the project when I mentioned this. “What do you mean this is my last Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Unbelievable!

Well, it’s wrestling season and my youngest is crazy, so I have to share another sport/mom moment. Let me just preface this by saying it’s really hard for me to watch my children wrestle. There’s always an anxiousness that grips … Continue reading

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Being a loser isn’t such a bad thing after all

There is a gift in losing that can never be received any other way—it’s called compassion. My youngest son is fun to watch in most sports. How fast he picks up on athletic skills has blown my mind on more … Continue reading

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Okay, inner self, whose idea was this?

I’m sure each of us can name a few traits we don’t like about ourselves. And while some might be thinking about physical traits, I’m talking about the few inner idiosyncrasies that seem to work at odds with the person … Continue reading

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A reunion almost eight years in the making

This post is especially poignant for me.  I’ve been writing for over decade, but for almost eight years now the space I had to use was my kitchen table. I began this journey of writing on a beautiful oversized desk, … Continue reading

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