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    Being there

    Being there It used to surprise me how quickly people expected my kids and I to ‘get over’ the loss of their dad.   And, in the beginning, I believed that...

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    I am not a single parent

    I am not a single parent. I am not a single parent. I am an ‘only’ pArent. My kids have no other ‘single’ parent. The dad who died five years ago,...

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    Surviving the stigma of Suicide

    An open letter to my dear friend, I am sorry to hear your husband has died by suicide. When you called last week to tell me, I cried.  I cried because...

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    Doctor-do-little… 🙄

    Doctor-do-little !!! I really get annoyed with parents who recommend their “super-awesome pediatricians” after I explain how “untypical” my kid is…. I always ask them ‘in what way’ and ‘how’ are...

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    Ode to dad — The fighter

        My dad knows how to fight!  He taught me some moves when I was a kid and I used to mess around with his punching bag. If need be,...

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    My new orange iPhone case … It glows !!!

    You can pretty much count on the fact that I lose everything.  It throws my day off all the time.  I’m very distracted, disorganized and forgetful and it drives me crazy!...

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    A week long Markathon for Grieving Children !!!

    Every week my therapist would ask me how I was.  And, every week it made me mad!  Finally, I ended up responding in my monotone voice “I’m good!”  One time he...

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    The Good-bye Letter

    Three days after Devin died, a policeman called and asked me to come to the station.  They wanted to give me a letter they found in his belongings. I walked to...

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    Dating and the widow stalker …

    Match.CON and the widow stalker … About three years after Devin died I really began to see how terribly uncomfortable I was making my friends feel for “not moving on!” One...

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    The WBA .. The Wife-Beater’s Association

          What gives a super star the right to commit a crime and get off on it?  What makes them so damn special and can you break me off...

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