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My Listen to Your Mother Story: “Hollow”

My Listen to Your Mother Story: “Hollow”

Hollow Do you know what “hollow” sounds like? I finally sat down on the living room floor with a small plate in front of me. On it, a strawberry pastry, cut up into little, tiny, bite-sized pieces…ready for me to swallow whole, one at a time, like a pill, with water. That was the only way to get some calories into me over those past 5 weeks. 5 weeks…from diagnosis to death. Just 5 weeks. I sat with my mother…

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A Mother’s Day (with Free Printables)

A Mother’s Day (with Free Printables)

I can’t believe it will be 10 years since I got to spoil my mom for Mother’s Day! In 2006, I lost my mother to lung cancer (she never smoked, by the way). For a few years after, I chose to not particularly like Mother’s Day (even though I have 3 daughters). I was envious of my friends that still had their mother’s. I was jealous seeing women my age going to lunch, shopping and hanging out with their moms.  But,…

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Listen to Your Mother….

Listen to Your Mother….

Last year, at this exact time, I was approached by this new Lehigh Valley group called, Listen To Your Mother.  Right off the bat, I thought it was just another solicitation for my photography services. Me trading my services to be a “sponsor” for the event. No pay. Just a trade to get my name on the podium at an event where 12 people talk about ‘motherhood’ and where I’d be the “official photographer” for the event; right around Mother’s Day….

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