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Dare: June Update

I realized that my last update for my word has been several months ago.  Listen To Your Mother Milwaukee was a great success.  I hope to use that experience and take the opportunity to share my story with others. I … Continue reading

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My secret life

I made a joke with my coworkers the other day about the number of e-mail accounts that I have. They were horrified when I nonchalantly mentioned that I had four e-mail accounts. One of these accounts is my work account. … Continue reading

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My Rant about Natural Remedies for PPD

My husband e-mailed me this link on Valentine’s Day asking me if I had seen this article.  I clicked and read the entire article.  I became more and more irritated. I breastfed my little Skeeter, so we did do … Continue reading

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Tips for Calming Your Nerves for Auditions

Come hear all about my performing days over at Listen to Your Mother Show.  I am offering some tips that helped me through some stressful auditions.  I use these same skills in job interviews as well.  

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How Not to Respond to a Proposal

Future brides to be, heed my words of warning.  My husband gleefully reminded me of how I botched my reply to his proposal the other night.  His advice to our daughters was: 1.  Do not use profanity. 2.  Reply with … Continue reading

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Why tell your story?

My lovely friend and blogging mentor, Alexandra, gave me this gem, “Those who blog give voice to those too unsure to speak”.  I started reflecting on the reasons for my blog.  One of the reasons I blog is that it is cathartic … Continue reading

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My wish for my birthday girl

My little Skeeter, I cannot believe that you will be two years old already!  You are not a baby anymore.  You are an inquisitive, bright toddler who loves to try new things.  You love to point out all the things … Continue reading

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Loss of Innocence, part 1

This week is World Suicide Prevention Week as well as the eleventh anniversary of September 11th.  My stories are stories of loss of two young women struck down in the prime of their lives.  Yet they each made a huge … Continue reading

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Heartbroken in the heartland

I turned on the news yesterday, and I was horrified to watch the scenes unfolding across my screen.  I live in the northern suburbs of the Milwaukee area, a mere thirty minutes from the shooting at the Sikh temple.  I … Continue reading

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Gut punch of grief

A few weeks ago, I was sucker punched by grief.  I opened up Facebook to see a beautiful photo of my sister and my grandpa.  It brought all the memories flooding back.  I realized that I did not get a … Continue reading

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