My Son is not a Sociopath… Right?

Someone please tell me your kid went through a similar phase. The first time Sir had a tantrum I felt like I was watching the exorcist. I was simultaneously frightened and highly amused. The amusement in these situations has certainly faded and the fear has too…. Well mostly. Recently Sir has started using the word…

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A Real Life Artist Ladies and Gentlemen…

I have a knack for meeting someone and making a decision that we will be great friends. This has proved to be a skill and I have only been seriously wrong one time.  I don’t make an announcement of our future BFF status but I make a declaration in my brain.  Being a full fledged…

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Here is a Gift, Now Go Hang it Someplace

In an effort to fully embrace my new Mission Statement, I took on my first large creative project.  My cousin Tyler’s 30th birthday was coming up and although we don’t have the same taste in art, I decided to do my best to make him something that he can hang on his wall… even if…

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Conversation With Poet Jessie Witt Pannell

Last month I went to the cultural event of the season on the Eastern Plains; a book signing.  There, I got to meet a newly published author and mom. As I waited in line to meet her, my own mom stood next to me and in typical Lynn fashion, was in a hurry to get…

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5 Ways Being a Mom has Made Me a Grownup

Becoming a parent has had a bunch of consequences on my life one of which was completely unexpected… It made me an honest to god grown up. I admit that I really believed that I was a full fledged adult when I became a mother, I was 29 for god’s sake. I surely had this…

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