Category Archives: Parenting

Smoke Fills the Air

Smoke fills the air.  Filling my lungs. I am only a child. A child wanting to breathe fresh air. Living in a perpetual haze.  I didn’t want the perks of your addiction.  Yet I had no choice.  I had no … Continue reading

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A Second Chance

My mother’s death, allowed for my rebirth. Copyright Suzanne Norton 2017

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Growing Up

I held his grown body as he cried. All ego disappeared. The sad little boy crawled out from inside  all the pain and fear. He held me with a tight fierce grip, letting tender feelings show. “I’m sorry Mom” was … Continue reading

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Storytelling

I always told him the same story when he was growing up. The plot was simple – love, marriage, sex. Now the characters have changed, and we’re both too old for fairy tales. I think I’ll give non-fiction a shot. … Continue reading

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