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Being A Mom

IN THE November 30 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
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by Maria Ruiz

“Mom!” yelled my six year old. “Mom, I need you.”
“Whah!” howled the baby.
There was a knock at the front door and the phone started to ring. I was being pulled apart.


by J.R. Chabot

I have my own room. Of course, since Mamma died, the whole house is mine. Mamma left me the house and the money. But this room is really my own. I grew up here. All my treasures and all my secrets are here. My father left before I remember, so it was always just Mamma and me. And now she’s gone.


by Paula Gail Benson

For four months, in February of my sophomore year in high school– now almost thirteen years ago– I decided that for all practical purposes my life had ended at age fifteen. I wasn’t being overly dramatic, just realistic. What hurt the most was the fact that the end was my own fault.

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