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Let Your Kids See You Learn [#TheFlyingMom no. 8]

So many times I have found myself leading my kids. There is nothing wrong with that, it’s what a mom is supposed to do. When my ex and I separated (and ultimately divorced) and I had to walk into DHS for food stamps I don’t think I filtered anything for my kids. They saw my […]

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Keep Your Eyes On The Road [#TheFlyingMom no. 7]

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain At different times in my life, that quote from Mark Twain, has meant so much to me. Sometimes it is said with great enthusiasm, sometimes weak or silently in my mind, the inflection in tone can represent so many different seasons in life. I’ve always […]

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Finding Dorie- Just Keep Living [#TheFlyingMom no. 6]

If you are a parent or just a lover of Disney flicks I am sure you have seen Finding Nemo, and/or Finding Dory. I have three kids so if you do the math, I have watched Finding Nemo 156 times so far. (haha there’s no evidence to support that but if feels like that much!). […]

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Love, Life, And Formation Flying [#TheFlyingMom no. 5]

This past week a childhood dream came true. Years of anticipating its arrival and finally it was here, and as quickly as it arrived it was suddenly gone. A wonderful vibrant moment that became a  memory I will always hold dear on this journey I am on. I could be talking about any holiday I […]

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Embracing The Hard Parts Of Growth [#TheFlyingMom no. 4]

This week was met with giggles and laughter as I walked through the doors of the Training Center to start the path of being an airline pilot. I’m shy of 38, and surprisingly not the oldest in my class. There’s half a dozen who have made a career change into the unknown, to spread their […]

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Time Flies- So Get Moving [#TheFlyingMom no. 3]

This week has been filled with ups and downs. The miles in between my kids and I are 867 and every moment of every day, they are in my heart. I’ve talked before about the importance of roots and foundation. It’s times like these that that foundation was laid for this very reason. That doesn’t […]

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Roots And Wings [#TheFlyingMom no. 2]

Today I venture on a metal bird that will take me on another chapter of this book. To be honest, I never thought I would find myself in the position that I am in now. I am a free spirit, introvert (although I may have some extroverted qualities to me).I’ve held flying as something very […]

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Living Life Without A Gold Star

I grew up in the 80s. Big wheels, jelly shoes, drinking from the hose, running through the sprinklers from sun up to sun down in the summer time. We spent most of our time outside. We had boom boxes, roller skates and bikes and boy did we ride them…everywhere. Just as long as I was […]

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#TheFlyingMom no. 1: Finding Hope

Everyone has a story. This is a glimpse into mine. I am a southern California girl, on level 37 of her life, now living in the Louisville area. I am a mom to three kids ages 8, 7, and 4, a mom to four cats and one dog. We are all rescues in a way, […]