Category Archives: Family dynamics

Keeping the Spirit…My Parenting Blurb

My oldest son, whom I now refer to as the, “Man-child”, seems to be coming into his own. Truth be told, it has been somewhat of a rollercoaster ride raising him. Now, he is someone who I actually enjoy being … Continue reading

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What an idiot!

One stupid maneuver of mine in a series of many…(insert face palm here)   I came home from work yesterday feeling oddly, “punchy”. It was Friday and although I worked hard, we ladies in the office were conversing and laughing … Continue reading

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The Gentle Bear & The Busy Bee

Being from New York and moving barely before my nineteenth birthday, clear across the country to a desert town, I eventually met my husband almost four years later. He introduced me to the norms of being a desert rat, as … Continue reading

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Gandhi, Maslow and Me, Living it up Harmoniously…

~ Abraham Maslow My husband grew up within a normal family dynamic, full of unity, unconditional love and support. All his needs were met as a child and into adulthood. His family’s love never wavered. This is what should be … Continue reading

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Congratulations, my son…

  My eldest son recently graduated high school this past year. During the celebration, I read this letter to him, in front of all our party guests. The result; a room full of tears and a kiss and hug of gratitude … Continue reading

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Hi! I’m not ignoring you, just busy…

My dear fellow bloggers… Oh how I’ve missed you! Basically, I’m just checking in to say hi all and offer an update on some happenings… Life has been abundantly overwhelming and chaotic. No fun for Viva means I’ve been tired … Continue reading

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Crazy Carl, Chicken Lady, and Dark Sunglasses Man has nothing on me!

It began as a typical Thursday morning; alarm clock went off, I show signs of life, and therefore the animal kingdom lingers and jumps around in anticipation knowing they will be fed only seconds from now. I stumble to the … Continue reading

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