Category Archives: motherhood

My new blog- please respond…

Hello, friends. I’ve changed my blog name to http://www.lorilara.com. I really want to stay connected. Please visit my site and click follow so we can stay connected…sorry if this is a duplicate message. I’m not a very techie person. :/Continue reading

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a blessed tragedy

In a few hours my family and I will bury my mom. It’s surreal to write those words. How can that be? I find I’m still quite numb and shocked. As I sit holding my mom’s blanket and remembering when … Continue reading

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Renegotiating a deal with my mom…

I sighed as I entered the kitchen. It must have been a deep one because our eldest son, who was doing the dishes, immediately turned to me and said, “You ok, Mom?” Our boys have seen me cry only three … Continue reading

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5 words that turned trauma into a gift…

I was given an incredible gift today and I just have to share it with you. It wasn’t wrapped in Christmas paper, and it didn’t arrive in a UPS truck. The gift was given to me in a phone call … Continue reading

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This is why I blog…

Thank you, Robin for the inspiration for this post. Why do I blog? I sat in front of my doctor and admitted I was feeling suicidal. It was my very first appointment with him and I was falling apart right in … Continue reading

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To my friends who are hurting on Thanksgiving

This is a special Thanksgiving message to everyone who’s hurting. Holidays can be especially hard for those of us struggling with PTSD, depression, and/ or addiction. Just the simple task of thinking of reasons to be thankful can be exhausting … Continue reading

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The knock

If you’re a parent, you know how tough it can be to get a moment of peace without the world falling apart. As a mom of two boys, I have my showers down to 6 minutes. I don’t think 6 … Continue reading

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You know you’re the mom of boys when:

Your house is never quiet. You know the names of all the Avengers superheroes…and you have a favorite. You walk around saying, “Shhhh!” Your refrigerator is emptied quicker than humanly possible. You stare in amazement when you see little girls … Continue reading

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Suffering and faith..

I’m in the waiting room at my mom’s 3rd radiation appointment. We just spent a hilarious hour shopping for wigs and scarves in case she loses her hair. It’s strange to me how much fun we’re having together in the … Continue reading

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Victorious

I just got off the phone with my mom. She’s leaving with my dad in a few minutes for her first radiation appointment. Since she got her brain cancer diagnosis, when I’m not with her, I call her constantly, sometimes … Continue reading

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