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Motherhood

My Top 9: What made you grateful in 2020?

A few years ago, a secondary company developed a program to measure your “Top 9” most liked posts on Instagram and I get a chuckle every year about what Instagram deems to be my highlights.    In 2020, my most-liked posts were my husband’s milestone birthday, my son winning the junior division for pumpkin growing, […]

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Mom Meets Man Who Carries Her Late Son's Heart

  Becky Turney lost her 19-year-old son Triston back in 2015. And though she made the decision to donate his heart, she had never met its recipient—until now. Because while the Alaska mom was busy preparing for her upcoming nuptials, her groom-to-be made it his business to track down Triston’s heart recipient and arrange for […]

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Reflections on My First Miscarriage

I am sitting in bed this evening, like most. My husband is in the office working on school work for his masters while our 15-month-old has been sound asleep for a couple of hours now. But this evening is in stark contrast to one week ago when we were in the ER for bleeding that […]

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A Colorado mom shares her breast cancer journey

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sabrina Skiles had two small kids and was moving to Colorado when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is her story.  Who knew five words would alter our lives forever. In early August of last year, I felt a small lump in my right breast. I wish I […]

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Learn how to be an advocate for kids at this virtual luncheon

Do you want to make a difference in Colorado children’s lives? The Colorado Children’s Campaign is calling on advocates, supporters (like you!) and community leaders to join them on October 12 for their 2020 Virtual Annual Luncheon.  As our communities continue to face a global pandemic exacerbated by an economic downturn, the need to join together for our kids’ […]

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Moral of the story: Mom always finds out

I was going to rave about this guy’s mad Tetris skillz fitting our huge new (to us)sectional into a tiny trailer last week.   But no, this post is how, when we were later passed out on Said Couch in our uncarpeted basement that my daughter my husband Jamie if “Mom knows?”   IF MOM […]

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When Divorce, Chairs and Teeth Collide

The hardest day of my life: I hadn’t been separated from Antonia and Jonah’s father for even a month when a horrible accident happened. Jonah, my three-year-old, had spilled his glass of milk all over my dining room floor about a half-hour before it was time to take them to the police station, which at […]

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