Category Archives: Just Me Talking

Drugs Stole My Daughters – How I Learned to Cope

Credit: Shutterstock / Andrii Kondiuk Let me guess. Even in your worst nightmares you never imagined addiction would be on your own doorstep. After all, it’s something that happens to other people’s children, not yours. That’s what I thought, too…until … Continue reading

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Sailing sometimes involves pigs

Like any other school morning I was walking my three-year-old down the back steps of our house. It rained the night before and the five wooden steps were wet with pooled water. I was wearing shoes with good tread on … Continue reading

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Eight years without an argument

“You’ve been married eight years and never agued with your husband? No way!” I get this reaction almost every time I mention the fact that my husband and I have yet to argue in more than eight years of marriage. … Continue reading

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How to raise a child, the condensed version

There are plenty of how-to books out there On how best to raise children. My parents’ generation had Dr. Spock, mine had Dr. James Dobson. As a parent I must admit I just winged it. It would be great if … Continue reading

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My Heart Stood Still

My heart stood still as I lay next to you, my ear pressed against your back. I listened to you breathe and the sound reminded me to catch my own breath. I was amazed to realize that in my very … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of You

A Glimpse of You (If only for a little while) We were excited with the news that you would come to be. For months we dreamed, we planned and wished, and waited patiently. But fatefully you’d never know the love … Continue reading

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Making Amends with An Old Love

A couple of years ago I was at a juncture in my life that led me to do some self-assessment. I was just coming off of my fifth divorce to my fourth husband (yes, that’s what I said…like an idiot, … Continue reading

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