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Some secrets are meant to be kept (Flashback Friday)

From January 21st, 2005 Sami and I have a secret, sacred mother-daughter code. Anytime that we share something with each other that we don’t want anyone else to know, we put up our pinky fingers, lock them, do a little … Continue reading

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One Mom’s Fight Against Tuckuses and Ticks (Flashback Friday)

From March, 2006 (Sam was 14 – at 19, she now makes much better musical decisions!) : Sam loves music. If she could, her headphones would be surgically implanted for her constant listening pleasure. Unfortunately some of the music Sam … Continue reading

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She paved the way

Here I sit, in Okinawa, Japan, and the truth is I should hate being here. Years ago my mom was imprisoned by the Japanese. From 6 to 10 years old, she was held captive on the island of Indonesia. She … Continue reading

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Camouflage Mama and True Beauty (flasback Friday)

October 15, 2006 Camouflage Mama It happens every afternoon around 4:37 p.m. I don my camouflage pants and head out the door. Sam’s bus arrives at the bottom of the hill at 4:39. She’s in high school now. Cool. Happening. … Continue reading

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