Tag Archives: love

Joining Clubs

2013.  This year has done it’s best to beat us down.  Well, actually, I guess cancer tried to beat us down.  Actually, to be more specific, Thyroid Cancer has really come at us with a vengeance.  Yes, the past couple weeks we have been dealing with a second case in the family and additional family [...]

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Boston, You’re My Home

Bit of a rough week, guys, eh? One week ago, families and friends of Boston Marathoners were making signs, setting up rides into the city, getting excited to cheer on the people they love and the causes in which they believe. Runners themselves were busy stuffing their faces with pizza, pasta, bread and other delicious [...]

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Regrouping

I just read through my two most recent posts.  It was actually pretty difficult to do. Even though writing has been an excellent way for me to work through confusing events in my life, a way to cope and heal and make my way through murky situations and emotions, this was too much.  Dealing with [...]

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Enjoying the Spell

Let me begin with a few little housekeeping notes: I BEAT CANCER. How’s that for a hashtag BOOM moment?  Cancer Survivor. #BOOM Yup, sucker didn’t stand a chance.  TKO down for the count in the first round. (I am possibly mixing sports slang gibberish to be even more gibberishy, but what the heck.)  The call [...]

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Seconds

Parents spend millions and millions of seconds thinking about what is best for their child, deciding what is best for their child, doing what is best for their child.  Seconds upon seconds upon seconds nurturing, loving and supporting their child. As a pregnant mother, you cook your deli meat to the correct safe temperature, stay [...]

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Dark Clouds and Silver Linings

Lonesome. A family friend (who survived stage 4 lung cancer) used that word in an email to me last week.  I feel as though my emotions and thoughts have been swirling chaotically around inside of me for the past two weeks.  Hearing the words, “You have cancer.” shook me.  As someone who is usually able [...]

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Life. Death. Love. – The Importants.

Lately, I have noticed that my temper seems to run out earlier in the day than I would like.  Certainly more quickly than my children would probably like as well, since they are often the recipients of my clenched teeth warnings and arm-grabbings. Like many of my truths divulged on here, I am not proud [...]

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Cape Cod Swallowed Me Whole

We just came back from about ten days on Cape Cod, visiting my parents.   Other than a few Facebook updates (a good hundred less than usual) and some Instagram posts, I was relatively technology-free while we were there.  Okay.  Lies.  I posted a lot of Instagram photos, but still.  For the most part I tried [...]

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Things That Make Me Feel Lucky (Hint: Dads)

I have actually written recently about my observations of the bond between my husband and his boys.  About what kind of father my kids have.  About the love I see the three of them have for each other. So, for Father’s Day, I figured I would ask the boys what they love most about their [...]

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Male Bonding, Without Beer

I love my kids. I try to show it daily through actions like cooking for them, coming up with arts and crafts projects to do with them, reorganizing their bedroom, hugging and kissing them constantly. Those are my love languages: Doing for, Affection, Care taking And it works – I know my kids know that [...]

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