Tag Archives: motherhood

Country Music Makes Me Cry

WHRO, our classical music radio station here in Hampton Roads, plays constantly in our  house. I tune to it in my car, hum along with the recurring themes, and win, more times than not, the classical music quizzes. I have never … Continue reading

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Toward a Realistic Body Image

I had weighed nearly the same for decades. No matter what I ate, how much or how little I exercised, my weight didn’t fluctuate more than a pound or two. Even when middle age hit and my hormones went on permanent … Continue reading

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My Health and My Children’s Happiness Go Hand-in-Hand

It’s the start of a new year, and as I always do at the beginning of the new year, I resolve to work out more to stay healthy. As I well know, it’s hard for me to stick with anything … Continue reading

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Life is a Series of Heart Tugs

“I’m so happy to have you back,” my husband said to me this morning as I placed an egg and toast in front of him. “Because now you have someone to make your breakfast and pack your lunch?” I joked. … Continue reading

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Rejecting My Former Self

Interviewer: Let’s see here, Mrs. Okaty. You are applying for the job of mother. What experience have you had? Former Self: None, Sir, but how hard can it be? I mean, we’re so much bigger than they are, right? Interviewer: … Continue reading

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Time Traveler

A few years ago I read The Time Traveler’s Wife.  Though I didn’t see the movie, the book was terrific and intriguing.  I’ve been going through family photo albums this past week for a project I’m working on, and the … Continue reading

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Never Leave Home Without Your Eyebrows

“Never leave home without your eyebrows” was one of the Mom-isms I learned at an early age from my mother.  Most moms struggle with their adolescent daughters about the make-up issue when girls, starting in middle school, think they are … Continue reading

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