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  • ENTRY #3 02/11/19

I have to be honest that those were the best days of our lives, but we had no time, no real life to live. We only wanted and pla...
  • ENTRY #3 02/11/19 I have to be honest that those were the best days of our lives, but we had no time, no real life to live. We only wanted and played. We were always on the run. The chase? An excuse that we were always running out of time. What were we chasing after? Joy. I thought a goodbye could save us from exhaustion. It didn’t do you any good. And to think, surely, you were the hopeful one, and I was the dreamer. Hopefully, we learned a thing or two. Or else we would never return to where our best days blossomed, a summer we called youth. Were they? -m
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  • This is my childhood home. I grew up in this house until the age of 16. I was blessed with the greatest neighborhood ever to call home. I hold ever...
  • This is my childhood home. I grew up in this house until the age of 16. I was blessed with the greatest neighborhood ever to call home. I hold every single person/memory in my childhood dear to my heart. Many families and friends remain in the same community and many of them saved me throughout my life. . . My childhood home was full of dysfunction, violence and trauma. . . Mom was a drug addict, alcoholic and gambler. Dad a metaled WWII hero with undiagnosed PTSD. . . Almost monthly an ambulance would be at our home because mom overdosed followed by violent outbursts from Dad. This cycle continued into my adulthood. . . I am not the least bit mad about my childhood. On both my parents death bed I shared this with them. If the heavens opened up and said pick a life - I would pick the same life. MS and all. . . Say what??? . . MY CHILDHOOD DOES NOT DEFINE ME. MS DOES NOT DEFINE ME. . . I DEFINE ME. . . Yes there are things in my life that have made me who I am, but I DEFINE me. . . I am whole. I am complete. I am enough. I am love. I am peace. I am joy. I am free. I am V. . . We have a choice in life to play the cards we are dealt or not. I played my hand. I was dealt a shit set of cards and somehow turned them into a royal flush simply believing I could and never giving up. . . How? . . I LOVE life and believe it is a gift. I LOVE me and believe I am a gift. I LOVE my parents. I LOVE every lesson in life and have learned from them. . . We all get a choice? How do you play your hand? . . For inspiration and insights - www.paleobosslady.com . . #BAM #community #family #pennsylvania #swarthmore #childhood #idefineme #multiplesclerosis #MS #wellness #growingup #miracle #addiction #gambling #drugaddiction
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  • The positivity we all need in life 🍳🥞🥓 Tag your breakfast club ❤️
  • The positivity we all need in life 🍳🥞🥓 Tag your breakfast club ❤️
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  • This made me cry (more than just a tear,) thinking of how my little man is now 2.5. I love the little person he is growing up to be, but thinking o...
  • This made me cry (more than just a tear,) thinking of how my little man is now 2.5. I love the little person he is growing up to be, but thinking of him not needing me as much makes me so sad. I love that he sleeps with me every night, and that he loves to wrap his arms around me and call mama when he can’t find me in the middle of the night. I am so excited for my baby girl to be here, but I feel guilty for taking away some of his mama time. Growing up as an only child, it’s hard for me to understand how he will feel. I hope I can continue to snuggle him and his sister for many more years before he doesn’t need me anymore. I hope adding another baby to the mix won’t change his feelings for me. #growingup #toddlerlife #momof2 #momlife
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  • I don’t know why I am so surprised, but Lochlan climbed into the grocery cart independently this evening. He did it both at the big basket end and ...
  • I don’t know why I am so surprised, but Lochlan climbed into the grocery cart independently this evening. He did it both at the big basket end and into the seat. #toddlerlife #growingup
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  • That playday you agreed to be their model.
  • That playday you agreed to be their model.
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  • You have to set a goal so high that it makes you strive! 💯 #LevelUp
  • You have to set a goal so high that it makes you strive! 💯 #LevelUp
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  • evening pajama sesh, featuring this new thing Ive been working on, birthed following a painful college talk (ugh. life.) blatantly obvious lyrics a...
  • evening pajama sesh, featuring this new thing Ive been working on, birthed following a painful college talk (ugh. life.) blatantly obvious lyrics are my strongest...
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  • Maybe it’s the pregnancy hormones as I’m feeling a bit sentimental and nostalgic this morning 😊 Looking at Zy in this amazing pinny by @dreamalitt...
  • Maybe it’s the pregnancy hormones as I’m feeling a bit sentimental and nostalgic this morning 😊 Looking at Zy in this amazing pinny by @dreamalittlecreations (Michael Salmon pinnies available later this week!) and realising how fast she is growing up. Swipe to see pics of Zy wearing her first Michael Salmon pinny. Gosh they grow fast! Still just as cheeky though lol
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  • Putting the @softtiles mat back together after switching from toddler beds to big kid beds this morning. #growingup
  • Putting the @softtiles mat back together after switching from toddler beds to big kid beds this morning. #growingup
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  • So this happened tonight. First time ever asleep on his own in his room 💖
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This growing up business happens too quickly... He was sooo desperate ...
  • So this happened tonight. First time ever asleep on his own in his room 💖 . This growing up business happens too quickly... He was sooo desperate to sleep in his new room. Tried last night and he just couldn’t find his place and burst out in tears. I reassured him that l understood that he might find it strange and weird to sleep in this new place, despite really wanted to. And that the more he gets used to the place, the easier it will be. And that he can try as many times as he likes, until he gets used to it. He sobbed and chose to come into our old bed, and snuggled up to me closely. Then today he asked me to read to him again in his room at bedtime. And then fell asleep 😍 . So glad that l waited for this transition until he was ready in his own time. Feeling a bit emotional 💖 . . #freerangekids #childhoodunplugged #5yearsold #firsttime #firsttimesleepinginhisroom #growingup
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  • PRECIOUS - we spend so long wishing them to sleep a whole night and not climb into bed with us in the twilight hours (night after night). I’m total...
  • PRECIOUS - we spend so long wishing them to sleep a whole night and not climb into bed with us in the twilight hours (night after night). I’m totally gutted that the Big boy doesn’t come for cuddles anymore (he’s all legs and spreads like a starfish) and I don’t remember the date it stopped. Growing up sucks! Big E loves a snuggle first thing but only if she wakes before Tiny. I do try and hand Tiny over to Mr B so that I can give Big E my undivided attention but sometimes she’d rather just be with Tiny!! Now that Tiny is in her own room and doing better through the night, I really miss having her next to me. The @motorolauk monitor is in her place. I look forward to the days when she tiptoes into our room and clambers into bed for a warm and cosy snuggles. Until then, I’ll keep getting up and loving her until she falls asleep in my arms. #myprecious #love #baby #growingup #bigkids #sinlings #snuggles #takeiteasy #takeitslow #timeflies #halftermfun #weekend #sheepy #jellycat #blanket
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  • This 4 month old cutie likes standing with assistance, practicing vowel sounds, laughing like Revenge of the Nerds, zerbits from dad and when mom s...
  • This 4 month old cutie likes standing with assistance, practicing vowel sounds, laughing like Revenge of the Nerds, zerbits from dad and when mom sings Rock Around the Clock #parkershay #growingup
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