Do Over

Last year I failed as a mom. At least in my eyes I did. I started working the same day Henry went back to school. I was behind from day 1. My brain tells me I failed him. I was always a step behind, forgetting things I shouldn’t, missing spirit days, failing to make sure […]

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It’s not a big secret that I hate to shop. I hate to shop for anything except groceries, really. But I love to think about shopping. When it’s time to think about Christmas shopping, I like to be prepared. And keep it short and simple. Henry’s allowed to ask for 5 gifts, which Santa brings, […]

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Believe…

Henry, pushing his hot dogs aside: I’m not very hungry. Me: Are you ok? Do you feel bad? Henry, shyly: I’m um, I’m just not hungry. Me: Are you nervous? Henry: Maybe a little. *************************************** The night before, Henry asked very simply, “What will you do if I get coal for Christmas?” After questioning him […]

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Fear of Missing Out

As a general rule, I don’t feel like I have to do what everybody else is doing. But sometimes, you know, sometimes I feel like I’m missing out. Right now many of my blogger friends are in Chicago at BlogHer. This time last year I was there with Crystal, having a blast in NYC. This […]

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Starting Over

Today’s going to be another day of free writing. I don’t know about you, but I’ve really enjoyed just dumping my brain. So what’s on your mind today? What do you have plans to do? What do you want to vent about for 5 minutes? Time starts now… I made a goal today. I’m going […]

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Mom Guilt

But mom, I want to sleep late and stay home and play with my toys. Can’t you take the summer off? You used to be home all the time. Can we just move back to Fort Valley? It smelled better than Atlanta and you didn’t have to go to work. And I want my chickens […]

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In a world where smartphones keep getting fancier and pricier, it’s nice to find one that’s both affordable and capable. That’s where the Moto G Stylus 5G comes in. It’s like the Swiss Army knife of phones, and I’m here to tell you all about it. A Sleek and Solid Design: First things first, the […]

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A Week of Mondays

This week was a week of Mondays. Some might say it was a week of Fridays, though. I worked three days, like most of y’all did. Only I worked Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. How screwed up is that? Well, it was screwed up enough I thought each day was a Monday. And now I have […]

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I don’t want to lead you to anything specific on the prompt today because I’m curious what you come up with when I give you the word. When I started my job last August, I was kinda thrown in without a lot of direction. I knew what to do. I’d done the job before. But […]

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My world is cluttered. Today I totally didn’t realize it was Sunday. I guess partly because it’s a holiday weekend and partly because I can’t keep up with what day it is when I work on Saturdays, but it slipped my mind completely. This morning I took two pieces of paper to Waffle House with […]

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