Month: February 2013

Center Stage

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“The chief cause of human errors is to be found in the prejudices picked up in childhood.” — Rene Descartes I read this quote again today. It really occurred to me how my actions, words,  judgement on others really has an effect on my children. I took some time to reflect on my parenting in this area. In my opinion, society comes down  hard on kids. They are labeled, removed from schools, kicked off teams and […]

It’s all up to you. Yes, You!

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The other day my dearest friend Delia was over. We were discussing a few things we would like to do in regards to helping others. As we were sitting at my kitchen table discussing money, I turned my oven on and opened the door to heat up the kitchen. (I’m always cold. Always. Yes even in the summer. Brrr). Well, Delia starts saying, “yeah but Chris, that’s what I question, if I give my money, […]

A Parent’s Horror Story.

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I was talking with Bekah the other day and she strongly suggested I tell you this story I’m going to write about. Not a story, a situation. Parents, friends, anyone reading, this situation I will share, could be one of the worst nightmares, a horror story for parents. New parents, please know this may not apply to you or even come close to happening. 1999-2000 It was a a cold wintry day. The kids were on holidays […]

Super Hero Mom

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Alright so I’m having a lazy evening at home with the kids. Corinne’s friend Matthew is over and we get into a little conversation about moms remembering things our kids tell us two or three weeks ago. I say, “hey guys, come on now, us moms have a lot to remember, we do forget some things sometimes”. Well according to Corinne, that is a no-no. HA! In the past few minutes I was asked about baking a […]

We are all equal. Yup, all of us.

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We just got back from church a little while ago. I’m going to tell you a bit about the church we attend. It’s called Sanctuary. This church is not your typical religion following church. It is not a denomination of any kind. Their motto is, “everyone is welcome”. They stress on wherever you are in life you are welcome there. They make it very clear that God accepts everyone.  I have attended services there where homeless people […]

Fly away…..

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Corinne is graduating High School in a couple of months. That is two out of three kids so far. I cannot begin to tell you how ecstatic I am. Being a teen mom and seeing my kids beat the odds of what society says most kids born from teen moms become or not become, has me so grateful to God for their accomplishments. As many of you have read this road has not been easy but we […]

For the love of pets!

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It’s Saturday early afternoon where I’m at. I’ve spent most of the day cleaning up with a couple of breaks to have some breakfast with Corinne and enjoyed a quick coffee break with my friend Delia who popped over. I just finished sweeping up the floor when it dawned on me. There are toys strewn all over the floor. Play tunnels, stuffed animals, balls etc…. I had a flashback to when the kids were so […]

The price of beauty?

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Alright friends, here it is. Yesterday afternoon, Corinne and I decided to have a little self care and get our eyebrows waxed at the salon. I met up with her after school and we walked to our usual place. To our dismay, the lady we prefer is on holidays until Saturday. Well, we did not want to wait until Saturday as we felt we were in desperate need to have our brows done. We started […]

Long road here continued…

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Hey, thought I’d share a bit more of my story on how I got to my life today. I don’t recall if I ever shared about Alex’s biological father. I won’t mention any names as that, I feel, is not fair. July 1992. Where was my baby’s father in all of this turmoil I was going through? Dad was too busy hiding from his parents. You see, I was not too popular with his parents […]