Category Archives: Parenting

The Day I Left God – Original Poetry from Toni Love

The Day I Left God I laid the red carnation on top of her casket Collapsing through showers of grief The sight of them lowering the flesh and bones of my mother Into the cold hard ground was too much … Continue reading

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Save the Date for the Toni Love CD Release Party! August 22nd!

At this point in my life, I have awakened the passionate writer/poet that laid dormant for decades and she does not want to stop. But I am first a Mother and an entrepreneur so I take it a day at a time, I take suggestions from those whom I admire and respect and love, and if the door opens, I walk through it. And here I am, planning my CD Release party. Continue reading

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New Shoes: My Mother’s Day Gift from Above

Even though I was a mother myself, all of the Mother’s Day commercials with scenes of children hugging and delivering gifts and flowers to their mothers trickled into my joy like Chinese water torture. Continue reading

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“Grief Waits” – Original Poetry by Toni Love

This was written a few weeks after my father transitioned, not for sympathy but to support the little girl inside yearning to tell her story. Not sure I’m finished with it, but here it is: Continue reading

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The Balancing Act: You can have it all, just not all at once.

I remember the day I started writing again. I was a full-time stay at home mom and business owner, six years into my marriage, lobbying with my son’s school to get his IQ tested and nursing an infant. I wasn’t getting much sleep at night and had to find time to juggle clients, housework and bills, babies and PTA meetings during the day. Needless to say my house never looked like spotless ones in the Parenting magazines! Continue reading

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Life (for Elizabeth) Original Poem 11/23/14

Your breath became my own

and you exhaled life’s elixir into my lungs

as I was yet being formed Continue reading

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It’s all Temporary (Memoirs in a Cast)

A good friend told me just a few days before my fracture, “even Superwoman has to put her cape in the dry cleaners for a few days” but Superwoman didn’t listen. I found out the hard way that when Superwoman is too stubborn to slow down, God sometimes does it for her. Continue reading

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