Mama J on October 8th, 2008

(And Then What Happened When I Was) In my very first post on this blog, I mentioned that I have a big, beating heart for kids.  Before I even had kids I signed up to be a mentor to ten-year-old girl who was classified by my mentoring organization as “at-risk.”  I never really found out […]

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Mama J on October 7th, 2008

Have you ever been caught off guard when your daughter, stepdaughter, or granddaughter is suddenly paralyzed to move forward because she’s afraid of some horrible outcome? For example, she contracts a huge belly ache that will prevent her from going to school on the day that she has to give an oral presentation.  Or, she […]

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Mama J on October 2nd, 2008

My daughter was in a first and second-grade loop, which means she kept the same teacher and classmates for two years.  When that second grade class was split evenly into thirds, headed for three different third grades, Amy lost the company of one of her close friends. “She’ll become closest friends with someone else,” Amy […]

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Mama J on October 1st, 2008

A friend of mine and I were confiding in each other about what is apparently a bit of a taboo subject.  We were discussing the ever-so-subtle differences in the love we feel for our children and the love we feel for our stepchildren or adopted children.  We are blessed to have both kinds of relationships […]

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