SML (Single Mom Life) When You Just Want a Story

Lightning Caused My MOTY Award to Finally Arrive!

Monsoon season in the Arizona desert is electric. So are attitudes of teenage girls, well, at least my daughter’s. We are experiencing the hottest, most blistering summer on record, with too many days reaching 109-116 degrees. ☀ When I first moved to AZ, the monsoons in late July and August were a regular occurrence. Some […]

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Current-ish Events Encouragement Reach Out

Find Your Heart Again with 5 Heartfelt Clues…

Losing heart? Understandable. It’s quite messy out there right now, but TAKE HEART!  You can find it again. When embarking on a treasure hunt or solving a mystery case, it’s helpful to first know what you’re looking for. So what exactly is your heart? The heart is an amazing source of life, not only because […]

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When You Just Want a Story

Whipping Cream and Pantyliners: Lessons for the Amateur

There’s a first time for everything, right? Welcome to my (somewhat) scandal of (somewhat) online grocery shopping! After selecting items for my virtual cart, including a carton of whipping cream, I chose an hour timeframe to pick them up that evening and logged out. Then my daughter realized we were running low on certain girl […]

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Lives Matter: Let’s Practice ‘Life Listening’

Who struggles with listening skills? HERE I AM WITH MY HAND RAISED HIGH (but not proudly). I struggle with listening. I’m too busy forming more words and opinions instead of taking time to patiently listen. I also have a knack for interrupting (again, not proud). Quick comments, often negative and sarcastic, seem to fly out […]

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Current-ish Events Encouragement

Keys to Stopping Unhealthy Fear in its Tracks

There is a spiritual battle raging in the world every minute, every hour, every day. As humans, we only see and understand glimpses of it with our physical eyes and finite minds, but there is evidence all around us. Today, let’s consider how this battle plays out in our thought patterns, especially in regard to […]

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Holidays SML (Single Mom Life) When You Just Want a Story

My Unseen Lover

Being single, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have much significance in my life.  I mean, it was fun to watch my daughter prepare small gifts for her middle school entourage and I loved giving her a mug from The Fix filled with chocolates and a balloon (especially since gift-giving/receiving is her primary love language; she thanked me multiple times throughout the day for it).  I […]

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