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Facing the Fall of Change

Written by Kath, a mom without a blog It’s fall across most of our country. The long, warm days of summer have given rise to brisk mornings and evenings; the sun is lower in the sky, and days are shorter. It’s fall out here in the desert as well, but the signs aren’t as obvious. You really have to look for them. Fall in Phoenix means we open our windows again. Of course, this only happens in the early morning and late evening hours when the temps dip to the 70s or so. But still…we OPEN our WINDOWS. We haven’t done this since, seriously, May. Watching my...
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Obama’s speech is NOT the main thi

Big sis’ and 2nd-grader Claire supporting Phoebe on her first day of kindergarten. Sept. 4, 2009 As most kids are back to school today, we are slowly getting back to blogging over here at Moms Without Blogs. Today’s post is from one of our hardcore MWOBS, Kath, who I have known since we were nine years old. As I read this piece, I got tears in my eyes as I often do when reading her because her words most always resonate deeply within me. Probably because we are cut from a similar cloth.   My second baby, Phoebe, started kindergarten last Thursday. My heart...
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Her Hands

Our Mother’s Day Week extravaganza continues today with a post from one of the original moms without a blog here at MWOB, Kath.  I have known Kath since we were 9 years old and we are blessed with a rare and lasting friendship. Her words today hit me to the core and my heart aches for her as she approaches her second mother’s day without her mom.  I knew her mom.  I ate lots of her mom’s food at a green formica countertop surrounded by the love and humor and hospitality of an Irish family I am proud to know.  Kath’s mom simply ruled.  And she...
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The Dry-Erase Board that Lives in My Bra

Kicking off my week away is a favorite here around MWOB and one killer writer, Kath.  She’s part of the larger rescue plan I have going on over here but she doesn’t know it yet.   All I know is every time I read her words, I want to jump through the computer or jump on a plane and go give her a huge hug.  I love this chick. Here’s Kath: This morning, I went for a nice, long run.  I started running for exercise a little over a year ago, which is completely ironic to me because I’ve always hated running. I played lots of sports as a kid and I...
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Holidays + Grief = Lunatic Mom

It’s Monday and I’m so psyched that MWOB is getting back to its roots by welcoming back my oldest and dearest friend, Kath, as a MWOB guest blogger.  Our friendship began in 4th grade and will last to the end of time.  I wish every woman a friend like Kath. Kath is a mom to three kids, a wife, a pediatric cancer nurse (aka “a saint”), and a mom without a blog.  Really.  I begged her to write her first post when MWOB was just an itty-bitty newborn blog and I had to beg her again to write this story. Okay, maybe not beg. But insist.   So in...
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When Your Mom Used to Be A Soccer Star

Oh yeah, it’s another happy manic Monday!  I introduce to you another guest blogger and hopefully a mainstay here at MWOB, my oldest friend Kath – a friend who knows my soul just like a friend of over 30 years should.  Kath and I met when we were 8 years old after my family just made the move of a lifetime from Chicago to Phoenix.   Our friendship has simply spanned most everything significant in a girl’s life and I sincerely wish my daughters will have a friend in their life like Kath.  As a mom, Kath is as normal as it gets.  She is my rock in a...