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My Listen To Your Mother Performance (Video)

If you missed it, you can watch the LTYM Kansas City show here (along with hundreds of others) on the Listen To Your Mother YouTube Channel. My fellow cast members’ videos astound me. They’re all rockstars with incredible stories to … Continue reading

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Listen To Your Mother : A Week of Firsts

  **This is the piece I wrote for and read aloud in The Listen To Your Mother Show : Kansas City last Saturday night. Many people who weren’t able to attend have been asking to read the essays, so here’s … Continue reading

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Busy & Listen To Your Mother:Kansas City

Many of you know I’ve been rather busy. Some of you know I’ve been a bit down. But I’m turning things around. I’m a firm believer in talking about problems and learning how to deal with them. In other news, a … Continue reading

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Heather O’Brien: Manifesting My Destiny

Please welcome Heather to my blog today! Heather is a married mama of two tween girls and one stillborn baby girl. She’s been writing at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. She writes about appreciating all of the beautiful little things … Continue reading

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Tell Them You Love Them.

My dear friends, Shelly and Mark Kramer, lost Mark’s father this week to Alzheimer’s. I have no words. The death of a loved one and/or family member sucks. The Kramers also said goodbye to their two beloved dogs, Bella and Sophie, late last year. So … Continue reading

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New Orleans Honeysuckle: Gramma’s Backyard

image courtesy of lakeshorepreserve.wisc.edu   Honeysuckle vines spill over the fence, falling like a fountain, cascades of bright green. The white flowers in my grandmother’s backyard look like tiny, delicate bells I tenderly bring the clear drop of nectar to my lips, … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday

For the first time ever, I am linking up today with Web Savvy Mom and Cathy over at Antsy Pants for Flashback Friday! I love this photo because it showcases three generations: my grandmother, upon whose lap I am perched (Betty), my mom … Continue reading

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Now That You’ve Heard All About My Family, Here Are Some Photos….

Kevin & Izzy Everyone trying to orchestrate a photo of the three cousins. My dad is in the hat. My mom’s BFF, Chelsea, is in the green shirt. Mark is holding my niece, Livy, and my sister-in-law, Katheryn, is in … Continue reading

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My name is Julie, and When I was 41, My Husband Told Me He Was Gay

**If you missed previous installments in this series, go here, here, and here. My mom, Julie, is currently a clinical social worker in New Orleans. She has not remarried.** I had an old girlfriend from Oklahoma visiting for the week. One day … Continue reading

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Memoir Monday: Shrinking to Fit, or Finally Growing a Nice Pair of Cojones.

If you’d like to participate, please go visit Travis over at I Like to Fish! After my college graduation ceremony, my mom and her sister came back to my dorm room to help me finish packing in order to move me … Continue reading

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