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Mother

26 Jul

 As I thought about who had had the greatest impact on my life, I began to think of everyone who had been involved in my academic and athletic careers. I realized that I was looking in the wrong part of my life. These people have passed through my life, yet the person who had the most impact was one who affected me everyday. My mother, by far, has had the greatest impact on my life. Her heart and determination are something that I can only hope to have myself one day. I have watched her struggle with running a household while trying to balance returning to college full-time and working a part-time job. I did not realize as a young child what courage it took to take on this workload. Now, as I enter the college scene directly from high school, I cannot imagine how hard it must have been to juggle the everyday work of being a full-time mother as well as the workload of college. She never hesitated to drop everything to rush my brother and me to dance, soccer, riding, or karate. I could always look up from the sidelines of a game to see her cheering me on, while she held an armload of books and tried to occupy my brother.My mother has shown me that with determination and perservance one can accomplish anything. As the years passed, she could be found studying for a test while sewing the sequins on my dance recital costume. She finally graduated four years later, summa cum lauda from Keene State. Now she was faced with the task of finding a job, which proved to be even more difficult than receiving her degree. When she finally landed a job about a half hour away, never did she complain about the ride or the terrors she encountered in the classroom. She worked hard every day to provide her classroom of children the best education possible.I have seen my mother give up as she struggled to further her education, raise a family, and find a job. She has always supported me in all my choices. She strived to make my brother and me strong people with independent minds. I look to her in hopes that someday I will be as happy, as strong, and as well-spoken as her. She has taught me the most important thing in life – never give up on your dreams. I thank her dearly for helping me become who I am today. I would have never made it as far as I have without her help. God bless you mum.

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The Things We Teach Our Children

Okay, so I’ll apologize that this has somehow shifted from me talking about my story and my stories that I’m working on and reading to parenting and child-things. 541 more words

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Young, Fat and Pregnant

Should mothers to be worry about their outward appearance during pregnancy? Is it viewed by society as being selfish towards your unborn child?

Pregnancy, whether young or old, changes your body at a rapid rate. 873 more words

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No Pain, No Gain

I wish I could put my kid into a plastic bubble where he could not get hurt.

If there was a way to get hurt doing the most strange things, he finds it. 421 more words and 4 likes

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Happy 4th of July!

My daughter made 4th of July cookies. Very simple to make. Vanilla wafers decorated with frosting and sprinkles to look like American flags. Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July, remembering those who fought for us so that we can have freedom and independence! 1 like

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Why We Broke Up With Our Baby’s Pediatrician (and Why I’m So Glad We Did)

Months before my firstborn was due, I researched and spoke to local moms about which pediatric practice they chose and why. I also scheduled three separate meet and greets at the physicians’ offices we were considering. 681 more words and 4 likes

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July 4, 2013

Old Navy Longsleave Rashguard and Bikini Bottom Combo
Oakley Fast Jacket Sunglasses 4 likes

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Marching to Their Own Drums

Since my son’s birth, people have been telling me that he looks a lot like me. But his interests are much closer to his dad’s than mine: movies with car chases and explosions, extremely chocolaty desserts, sports of all kinds. 570 more words and 2 likes

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Lucky Stars

Designed by : Unknown
Folded by : hazrock and daughter, Qistina

I know that the amount of Lucky Stars folded has a significant meaning (I Love You, Forever, Only Love). 18 more words and 7 likes

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Making Use of Old Things

It’s amazing how weather can determine what kind of day we have. Today was another temperamental day and so we faced yet another day indoors. 136 more words and 6 likes

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Life lesson

I hope my four year old remembers this day, the day she discovered that pulling the string only makes thing worse. 1 like

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The Audience

The first time I’ve joined in with the weekly blog hop “Prose 4 Thought” as I decided it was about time to get in touch with my poetic side again. 107 more words and 3 likes

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Pants on the ground, pants on the ground…..

Of all the atrocities and crimes against humanity currently happening in the world, which we should all be taking up the sword to fight against, I am shocked at the attention being given to….fashion? 884 more words and 3 likes

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Independence Day

The big news at our house is that Eleanor just lost her first tooth. The baby tooth is gone- making room for the adult one to take its place. 350 more words, 1 comment, and 1 like

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Multiculturalism (or lack there of) in a small town

My family and I recently moved from a very small town in southern Delaware to a much larger suburban area in Northern Delaware.  The town we moved from had one traffic light, cops that sit around all day and give tickets for driving 5 over the speed limit, and a population of around 900.   1,112 more words and 3 likes

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Contingency Plan

We recently planned a mini vacation to our nation’s capital in Ottawa for Canada Day. This would be our first “big kid” trip, meaning no sippy cups, no diaper bags, and no strollers. 1,056 more words and 1 like

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Forgiveness – A Work in Progress

Hanging on a wall in our home is a list of basic principles that our family tries to live by. It’s a visual reminder of how we should treat each other. 360 more words and 2 likes

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Silly Girls

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Tell us about the last time you had a real, deep, crying-from-laughing belly laugh.

Most of my laughs, these days, come from my two daughters.   292 more words and 1 like

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What Did You Eat Today?

Day eleven of the 30 day blog challenge is what did you eat today?

Today I went to see my friend and she cooked me a traditional English Breakfast on toast… 55 more words and 4 likes

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Smoke Bombs

Wake up gasping from dreams

She pounds from inside my head

Thoughts thick as the smoke in the sky

At 10:15 p.m. on the 4th of July 1 comment and 3 likes

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Proud to be an American

I don’t like getting out of bed. In fact, I LOVE being in bed. It can feel like torture during the winter months, when my alarm sounds off before there’s a hint of daylight. 912 more words and 5 likes

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