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Observing my reactions as a parent through the lens of my childhood experience .

Everyone has a story. This is what makes the world of biography so fascinating. Some choose to tell their story, others protect it and hold it close. I believe it is through the sharing of personal stories that compassion is enhanced and judgement is left behind. Sharing life’s struggles and learning experiences is also a way to bridge understanding and connection.

To know me is to know that I love a good conversation about life. So why not write about it?  There is endless content! Life isn’t perfect,obviously, but it gives us hints, options, circumstance, experience, and people along the way that shape us into who we are.

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It helps that I’ve always kept journals throughout my life.  I’ve found in doing so, these are treasure troves of topics to discuss- some more embarrassing than others. Those stories hold my childhood. In this latest chapter,  I’m a mother to two creative, smart, rambunctious boys- ages 9 and 5 and a wife to a New Jersey born head banger turned hunk.

  What I hope you’ll glean from my stories, is while there are always things along the way you can’t control, there are just as many that you can. We are responsible for our own lives. We are not passive victims in a life gone all wrong.  My upbringing, was a stark contrast to the lives my children are living. This is a conscious choice, and is very much on purpose. I chose to take the things that hurt me as a child and a teen and use them to nourish and fuel my greatest responsibility ever: being a mom. This is no easy feat and I’m a firm believer that we can all learn from one another. In my blogs you will see this theme crop up often. No one knows it all, friends. But I do know one thing. Each of us should try to use our strengths to help others in any way we can. If you know a thing or two about substance abuse, parenthood, marriage, divorce, health conditions, jobs, technology, cooking, mental handicaps, physical abuse, neglect, children, psychology, travel, fashion, love, etc., wouldn’t it be great to share those experiences about it in the hopes someone going through that topic at that very moment might think, “Wow, I’m not alone here.” ?

  Motherhood for me has been full of epiphanies.  I’m not a self-professed expert, but I will be sharing my learnings as they unfold.   While I do see that as I’m approaching 40, and mortality is not pretend, I hope that from this mid-point of my life there will be many more adventures to experience and share.

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  I’m paving my own way that feels right-so tune in while I share my life struggles, wins, and learning experiences through my not-so-normal lens otherwise known as my

Amber colored glasses.

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