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Little Blessings.

I haven’t talked about this in ages, which was just in passing when I said it, but I teach Sunday school. Crazy right? Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, because my mom used to teach and she started the Children’s Liturgy program at our church. (when the kids go hear the readings on their … Continue reading

The Sign

I was never really a person to believe in signs. I’m still not. I think I try to pull for straws though when it comes to signs and my mom. I pick up pennies whenever I see them and call them “pennies from heaven” and consider them my mom’s way to say hi. Usually I … Continue reading

Daisy Crazy

I love my job. I get to go to the State Fair of Texas every year for work. I get to interact with new people and see new things (and of course eat amazingly delicious food, like the Fried Sweet which is an exceptionally wonderful pie that is 3 pies in one–buttermilk, peach and pecan). … Continue reading

Ms. Jess

Ava started going to religious education (to me that’s a fancy way of saying “catechism”) two years ago. I used to sit in her class with her weekly so the next year, I figured, why not make myself useful? I signed up as a helper. That went well and a few times I was a … Continue reading

Not so Sweet Dreams

I rarely dream about my mom.  It’s one of the things that bugs me most. I have avoided the show “Resurrection” like the plague. I’ve seen commercials and it looks like people who have died come back to life.  It makes me mad and sad all at once.  If you’ve lost someone you love, the … Continue reading

Running for Daisy…Because Cancer Sucks.

For a while now, I’ve been talking about starting something big. I’ve alluded to the fact that I’m going to run a marathon. I’ve mentioned something that is close to my heart. My mom died in 2006 after a 10 month battle against neuroendocrine cancer. She got to meet Ava, but she never got to … Continue reading

Back to School for Me?

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Pine-Sol® and Latina Bloggers Connect. The views are my own, mostly because I’m lucky enough to have awesome role models and women in my life, so yeah. “Aunque El Camino Sea Difícil, Las Mujeres No Se Rinden” (When Life Gets Tough, Women Rise Above It)  I never … Continue reading

Happy birthday.

Not a day goes by that I don’t think of the could’ve would’ve should’ve beens. Who would I be if she was here? Who would my girls be? But you can’t. That’s a dangerous rabbit hole with no exit. Today would have been 58 years of life. Still this feels sometimes surreal. Happy birthday, mom. … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Baby Big Girl.

It’s amazing how time flies. It feels like I can’t even remember being pregnant with my monkey, but I do remember… …running a 10k then realizing the very next day, our anniversary, that I was pregnant.  I should have known then that she’d be an independent and spirited little runner. …going to the store to … Continue reading