Category Archives: parenting

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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The most important Christmas gift we’ll ever open…

My husband and I love giving Christmas gifts to our kids. We always get a kick out of watching them rip them open with warp speed. In our family’s tradition (surely established by an adult) we take turns opening presents … Continue reading

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Christmas tears…

This year I’m feeling a lot of mixed emotions about Christmas. On one hand I’m ecstatic that we still have my mom with us, but on the other hand, we’re facing the possibly of this being her last. I experience … 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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Cancer lesson #3

Despite the fact that my mom has been given 6-8 months to live, I had one of the best days of my life today. I traveled back to my home town to be with my parents during these last days … Continue reading

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Cancer lesson #2

Cancer might ravage the body and eventually kill. But it cannot touch the spirit. As I make my way back to my hometown this weekend to be with my mom for the last time before her treatment starts, I emplore … Continue reading

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The choice…

Today’s news about my mom was by far the worse. Docs firmly give my mom 6-8 months to live. Thud. My heart hit the concrete path I was walking on when my brother gave me the news over the phone. … Continue reading

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Cancer lesson #5

I will no longer hold back my affections from anyone. Instead, I have determined to become unreasonable with my love. Full out. I’ve held back my love for my mom out of self-protection, unconscious fear and resentment. In reality, it … Continue reading

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The sacred path of cancer…

Our family has been living in a bubble of borrowed time filled with laughter and enjoyment, but we all know tomorrow marks the end of what we’ve known forever. As I watch my beautiful mom drift into her peaceful nap … Continue reading

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