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Motherhood

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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COVID Chronicles: Just keep swinging

When I was young my father put a large swing set in our backyard. Throughout my youth, and even into my college years, on days of great frustration, I would run out there and swing as high as I could. I felt escape in climbing into the blue sky and then free-falling back down. My […]

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Motherhood is a gift, not a job

A job is defined as working for money. Motherhood is defined as working harder than any job in the world, and doing it for free. Motherhood is not a job; if it were a job, I would have a loaded bank account. With (almost) five little ones, homeschooling, and staying sane through the emotions that […]

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