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Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Maminess
Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Maminess

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Disclosure: I am a #TalkEarly ambassador. All thoughts and opinions are my own. “Why do the clouds on one side of the sky look different than the other?” “Why does my elf come on December 3rd?” “How are rainbows made?” “Why do Mamis drink alcohol?” These…
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The day after election day. I was up past 3 a.m. I left the safety of my war room after midnight for the reality of exit polls and concession speeches. I’ve been seeing a lot of discussions about percentages of people voting. About who voted how.…
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(this is part of the Soulful Sunday series) This past week I’ve had a few aha moments. As I woke up on a Saturday, I had to do some extra running around in order to make things work, and I started writing this list in my head. Of course, as the day went…
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I’ve recently headed back to therapy. Processing being disconnected from my father and the continual pushback experienced from family members that don’t really have my best interest at heart but rather, they’re own need to justify the trauma they…
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Disclosure: I’m a #TalkEarly ambassador. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I’m writing this in karate class. No, I’m not so talented that I can type and karate chop all at once (GOALS!). I’m attempting to distract myself as baby girl takes her first…
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I’m in the car, on the way to an apartment with a perfect sea view. I’ve spent the day in what would be considered an undesirable area of the city. The electricity we consumed today came from a small power plant used to barely keep the fridge running, a…
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She picks up a bag with a bible, a blouse, her toothbrush, perfume and whatever else she might have slipped in there when we weren’t looking. At times, when she puts it down and cannot find it, she tells me that someone here is stealing her things. But…
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Disclosure: I’m a #TalkEarly ambassador. All thoughts and opinions are my own. “Mami, I think everyone should get the summer off. Why can’t you?” These words were said a couple of days before summer break began after I was asked about what we would be…
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“I’m having a hard time reconciling going about my business while knowing there are babies out there that will not remember their parents because they were too young for them to have memories at the time they were stolen.” I typed up this status message…
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All that was in the house was percocet. Someone else’s. I realized much later that there was something off about the excuse for those being in the house but, that is a different story for a different day. He was out of the house. Looking back, he was…
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