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May 07, 2022


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Doug M

Wonderful photos Margaret, Happy Mother's Day! I enjoyed your interesting, honest perspective both on your own motherhood experiences and your mom's. You've written about your two brothers before, I'm still hoping you share more about them someday. Hope you have a great day, M. 🙂❤️👍


Nice peace from a mother and also about generations. Enjoy your day.


Good morning and happy mom's day! This was a lovely post to share today.

Arkansas Patti

Happy Mother's day. Hope you have a fun and warm day. Enjoyed learning more about you and your family. Cute picture with your Mom. Enjoy your visit with adorable LG. Grands are the best of all worlds. You don't have to raise them, just enjoy them.


Wishing you all the best for a very happy Mother's Day. I'd say we earn our Mother's Day badge every day. That said, the pure joy and shared love of being a mother is wonderful. Your family photos are excellent. Thank you for sharing.

kayak woman

Laughing about the purse. My purse is so small it fits my phone with a zip pocket for cards and what cash I carry (I do need it at the farmers market). A family member was recently going on and on about how women always set their purses down anywhere, so they were surely picking up germs (this was a covid conversation of course). I couldn't them to stop long enough to say that *all* women don't carry big purses. Not to mention that I think "we've" figured out that covid doesn't transmit via surfaces. Actually I don't really even carry my little purse. I wear a vest with zip pockets. My phone goes in one, my key fob and a debit card in the other.

Jenni Elyse

What a wonderful post. I loved reading about your daughters, grandson, and mom. <3 Thanks for sharing.


Happy Mother's Day! I love this post so much. It took you a lot of courage to open your heart to motherhood after experiencing the tragic deaths of your brothers and that should be acknowledged.

Your mom sounds wonderful and I hope she had a great day as well. You have been richly blessed with your daughters and grandson!


You still look the same:)

We took Katie out for lunch and I talked to my middle daughter on the phone. It was nice.

The photos are lovely.

Joanne Noragon

I attributed my difficult second pregnancy to O- blood, in the days before there was an antibody for it. I had a late brunch with her today. She just graduated with a master's degree and is a nurse practitioner who must pass an RN and NP exam to bring her licenses current. I smiled, thinking of her taking the nursing license test ten or more years ago. She was so worried. She had to get 99 questions right on the computerized test. When 99 were right, the exam turned off. Her computer shut down after she answered question 100. She's probably worried about the next two exams. I'm not.


Your post about older daughter wanting to return her sister elicited a real LOL. So funny and cute.

I knew you lost a brother, but I didn't know two. How incredibly difficult and no wonder you questioned motherhood. However, I think the world is much better for your having brought two wonderful girls into it. I wish the world were full of more mothers like you. Happy Mother's Day! xoxo


That's a sweet post with a good laugh, courtesy of a nearly four year old daughter.

Drum Major Linda in Kansas

Great pics from the past. Did you even check with the hospital about the warranty and return timing for children? What a cute and practical suggestion from a big sister.
I didn't know grandsons could be ordered through Amazon boxes; must tell my son and his wife who are wanting a kid. Happy Mom's Day. I worked, but my son learned a long time ago that I had the power to change holidays to a day more convenient and will see him Tuesday when we're both off. Linda in Kansas

Tonya Watkins

Once again I've been distracted and I'm behind reading your posts. (Sigh) Glad you had a nice Mother's Day.

You sure look like your mom in that picture of her holding you! Wow!

Love the Little Guy in the box! Special delivery!

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