Category Archives: Motherhood

Although I grew up taking care of my five younger siblings, and loved kids, my journey to motherhood was not a smooth one. I will try to tell the amazing and painful story in installments, not to keep you in suspense, but merely because it is a 40 year journey. It all started back when I was 13…, or maybe earlier.

Mom Lessons: Forgive Us Our Trespasses…

Some years ago, in 2004 actually, I wrote a poem for my firstborn, and read it again this morning as she has just turned thirty.  A lot has happened in the last ten years–enough for a few more blog posts, … Continue reading

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Mom Lessons: Delayed Gratification…A Lost Art?

I began this post some months ago…and it is coming soon.  Have patience dear readers…I promise it is coming. Okay, on March 20 I began and here I am on July 4th finishing up! If that ain’t delayed gratification I … Continue reading

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Mom Lessons: Eat, Sleep, and Be Wary

When you first become a mom, you have no idea about…well about so very many things (but that is ok).  You probably will read, consult, pray, worry, think, reflect, process, and then eventually decide on some system or non-system to … Continue reading

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Mom Lessons: We’re Skewed

Imagine trying to build a house, sew a garment, or do anything that requires precision with rulers that are just a bit off. At first you may not realize that you are off the mark, but upon completion and you … Continue reading

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Perry Como China & the Circle of Life

We went to West Point last month to celebrate my nephew’s graduation; it was a wonderful time to be with family, and to see our son Jack, also a West Point grad, commission his younger cousin  J.C. as we all … Continue reading

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Mom Lessons: We Don’t Want to Have Kids, or Holy Winsomeness Batman!

I know some folks who do not, (or did not) want to have kids, which always puzzles me since I was so hyper-focused on my inability to have them.  Usually I learn this bit of personal and private information as … Continue reading

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Mom Lessons: Buddy & Princess Have to Go

Overheard in a class today: Jamie:  You are so nice Leslie! Leslie:  I’m not; it’s just that I don’t like to make people do things that they don’t want to do. Jamie:  Really? Cause I LOVE making people do things … Continue reading

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