Dear Karen, Not You, the Other Karen

Dear Karen, no, not you, the other Karen.  Yes, you. I wanted to tell you how sorry I am about the hijacking of your name. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jami. I have no “e.” My parents left it off. Perhaps because they wanted to be original, or cute, hence the Jami Jo.  …

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BIG NEWS! The Easy Wife and #codenamecharlie

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God Forgot… Day 31 of Write 31 Days Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: God Forgot No, He didn’t. He heard. He hears. The bottom line is, He moves how He moves and He saves how He saves. We cannot “make” Him do anything.  Although, I have wasted the better part of 40 years trying…

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Are You His Real Mom?

Are You His Real Mom?

Day 30 Write 31 Days Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Are you His Real Mom? On October 31, tomorrow at 1:00 we will finalize the adoption of our long-term foster placement, “Charlie.” Every foster to adopt story begins with a horrific tragedy. And while tomorrow will be a joyous occasion for our family, it…

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Yes, We Have No Shoe Boxes

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Day 29 Write 31 Days Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: “Take a shoebox and…” I don’t have any shoeboxes. I don’t keep shoeboxes. When I buy shoes, I leave the box at the store. Somehow, I wear this as a badge of dishonor; a testament to my wretched mothering.  I have no shoeboxes. I…

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Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Don’t Text and Drive

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Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: “Don’t Text and Drive.” I have a better suggestion. Don’t text and do anything else. Ever. If you feel the need to text, it should have your whole attention. Don’t text and drive, eat, walk, talk, or care for young children. Several years ago, were transitioning our family from…

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