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The Fight of Depression
The sun shines on your face as you wake up, and the tasks of the day roll through your mind, one by one. On these days, you get out of bed, start your coffee, and start the routine of waking your kids for the day. You make jokes while your kids eat their br...
The sun shines on your face as you wake up, and the tasks of the day roll through your mind, one by one. On these days, you get out of bed, start your coffee, and start the routine of waking your kids for the day. You make jo...
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The Mean Kid Situation
"Hey Mom, look what happened," he mumbled as he pulled his pant leg up to expose his knee, which was red and scraped. I frowned, "When did that happen?" "At school. Mean Kid ( name obviously removed here ) pushed me when we were playing tag." My frown becam...
"Hey Mom, look what happened," he mumbled as he pulled his pant leg up to expose his knee, which was red and scraped. I frowned, "When did that happen?" "At school. Mean Kid (name obviously removed here) pushed me when we wer...
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A Lack of Empathy For Ex-Mormons
Throughout my departure from Mormonism, I've often heard countless times that my personal (negative) experiences within the church should have had no bearing on my testimony. I've also lost count of the number of times still active members have told me that...
Throughout my departure from Mormonism, I've often heard countless times that my personal (negative) experiences within the church should have had no bearing on my testimony. I've also lost count of the number of times still ...
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Bad Dreams And Apologies
"Mommy, I can talk to you?" came a tiny voice from my bedroom door. I looked up to see my daughter peering over the bed at me, her eyes bright with concern. "Sure," I answered, as I lifted her up and covered her in my big comforter. "What's on your mind?" "...
"Mommy, I can talk to you?" came a tiny voice from my bedroom door. I looked up to see my daughter peering over the bed at me, her eyes bright with concern. "Sure," I answered, as I lifted her up and covered her in my big com...
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I Quit. Smoking, that is.
On Friday, December 27th, 2013, I smoked my last cigarette. At least I hope it's my last one. For some, this revelation may come as a surprise. For the last two and a half years, I've been somewhat of a closet smoker. I would sneak puffs here and there thro...
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Good for you! It won't be easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is...good luck to you!
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The Ultimate Promise
Most eight year old kids daydream about their future. Usually, it's about what they want to be when they grow up. Sometimes it's about what they'll get for Christmas, or their birthday. For me, when I was eight, I did do those things, but I also dreamed abo...
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Ten Years Later, Still A Blogger
When I began blogging, I started because my mother had an annoying habit of reading my personal journal that I hid under my mattress. Knowing my conundrum and frustration, my high school best friend introduced me to Diaryland , and the world of blogging. Pr...
When I began blogging, I started because my mother had an annoying habit of reading my personal journal that I hid under my mattress. Knowing my conundrum and frustration, my high school best friend introduced me to Diaryland...
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Don't Give Up On You
Don't be alarmed. It's just me. Weird, right? Honestly, I'm a tad bit ashamed of myself for allowing my blog to sit for so long without a single post. I used to be a rockstar, pumping out two-three posts a week, and then something happened. I could blame it...
Don't be alarmed. It's just me. Weird, right? Honestly, I'm a tad bit ashamed of myself for allowing my blog to sit for so long without a single post. I used to be a rockstar, pumping out two-three posts a week, and then some...
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When The Show Actually Begins
I was certain, and I mean,  absolutely certain , when I had my son that there was no way that being a parent could be harder than dealing with a tiny infant. The crying, the barfing, the poops, the constant input from strangers, friends, and family. The deb...
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The War of Abuse
For as long as I can remember, there was always some sort of battle being fought around me. It was common to witness my parents yelling at each other, insulting one another. It was normal, because the rumor was, that these battles unfolding in front of my i...
For as long as I can remember, there was always some sort of battle being fought around me. It was common to witness my parents yelling at each other, insulting one another. It was normal, because the rumor was, that these ba...
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Exploration in 2013
Explore was my 2013 word. Explore , I thought, meant more than just seeking adventure. It meant exploring myself intimately, going places I never though I could, both physically and emotionally. It meant exploring more of myself, of my soul. I couldn't have...
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Six Year Old Potato
Dear Potato, Six. You are now six . I keep having these flashbacks to the day you were born. The way you didn't even cry for the first hour or so of your life. The way your forehead wrinkled in seriousness, as you met the world and the new surroundings. I ...
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Freelance Writer/Blogger
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Mom, Wife, Friend, Birthmother, Coffee Addict. Writer.
Introduction
Mom to three children, one of whom was surrendered in a semi-open adoption, nine years ago. A bibliophile, and a writer of all the things. Coffee addict, with a love for wine. Adventurer, daydreamer, music lover, and CBC Radio devotee. 

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Blogger at Tales from The Mamaside and Another Version of Mother.
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