What Happened When A Busy Mother Hits The Pause Button

Divorced Career Mom of Three Gets Grounded by Watching her Daughter Get High

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She climbs… higher and higher

Heart open while pulling at mine

not even realizing how much power she has

with her ability to shine

Although maybe she knows

Yet she doesn’t let on

Yes she is probably conducting the full

orchestra of life

Simply by belting out in song

She stops my cray in its tracks

My monkey-mind comes to a halt

For when she catches my attention

My brain stops doing somersaults

She brings me to presence

Eckhart Tolle moments for sure

For she guides me to my center

She reminds me of innocence

An Earth that is pure

She performs this magic trick

With her song and dance

As she belts out Alicia Keys

Taking on life with a prance

“This girl is on fire!”

My heart skips a beat

She grounds me home

To my knees

Because she is life

And all that other stuff is noise

She is growing so fast! Talks of –

Multiplication, Taylor Swift, and boys

Full of sass




and laughs

Full of attitudes


and school reports

from teacher lessons and recess

and “I have your back” one on one talks with friends

she steps up to support

The ones that need her

and she can handle being checked

She has my gene

She will always find a way to connect

She wants to act on Broadway

And be a scientist

Master of my Sun

A true Sun Tzu

She blows me to wonder with her

Passion for STEM

Her voice

Her love

Her Carpe Diem

What’s really over the top freaking cool is all the SEL she had learned at school!

Since Miss Classen in Pre-K

Anytime I’m upset she knows just what to say

Her self emotional learning wisdom

Had become my daily anthem

She taught me

“I am the boss of myself”

“I have a control center”

“I decide my attitude”

My daughter is my mentor.

I love how when I say it’s time to get up

She rolls up from bed


She totally shows up

You never know what you’re going to get

When she makes her morning entrance to the kitchen

We could get laughs and stories

Or stomps and bitch’in

She could be fiercely gentle

Or riled up ferociousness

No matter which, a smile will come after

And that will be my mental kiss

As I send her off each day

To go learn, to find her way

And that’s what she does, she reaches higher and higher

Then, what I’m saying is

She teaches

Wowing me with her fire

I think what I love the most

Is that she has such big feels

While I don’t wish that on everyone

It makes me head over heels

Because she gets me so much

To share excitement and tears and such

And gives me big hugs

If it’s my turn to need

A total love bug

A mini me indeed

So reach for the stars Dear One 

For all that you are

Enjoy presence in the journey

Take that earned star

Pull my heart

Raise my love up

Catch me by surprise

Bring me to center with those eyes

Ground me with your voice

In you sweet girl 

I abundantly rejoice! ❤️❤️❤️

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