My grass IS green!

My grass IS green! I’m often introduced as, “This is Manny; she has four girls!” I can remember thinking, “Is this my identity?…A mother of four girls?” I’m also a wife, sister, daughter, teacher, friend, but being a mother is my greatest accomplishment. I chose to be this person; a mother of four remarkable girls.…

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Balancing a Dream

Balancing a Dream by Kimberly Pfeifer  “Are you ready?” I ask nervously tearing the scotch tape from the brown wrapping that hides the portrait. Making a mental note to use masking tape next time to avoid ripping the paper, I flip the canvas into view and anxiously watch my client’s face as she sees the…

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“My Children May Not Look Like Me…But They Have My Heart”

My children may not look like me, they may not have my nose, my eyes, or my smile, but the resemblance is there, you just may not see it, they have my heart. – Kathy L.H MendozaThis is one of my favourite quotes that describes being a step mother. People often ask me if I…

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Can Work/Life Balance Exist for Mother’s

Does work/life balance even exist, or is it a mythical concept (like a unicorn) that only seems to apply to women? Why should I kick this concept to the curb? Mommy guilt hit me like a freight train when my oldest child, now 11, was in kindergarten and I was out of town at a…

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Inspirational Mom’s

Becoming a mother has been such a tremendous blessing in my life, and one that I don’t take for granted. I realize this is a privilege bestowed onto me. I have learned more about myself than I ever thought possible. Motherhood has brought me to my low of low’s and high of highs. The emotional…

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