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Author Archive | Darla Makela


Dirty Floors Don’t Bother Me Anymore

I remember what it was like to entertain when I was a young(er) mom, I would literally spend DAYS cleaning my house, every nook and cranny. I would dust every surface and vacuum every stitch of carpet and wash (on my hands and knees) every square of linoleum.  By the time my company came I […]

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Just Breathe

I wonder if these words to the song Breathe by Jonny Diaz resonate with you? : Alarm clock screaming bare feet hit the floor It’s off to the races everybody out the door I’m feeling like I’m falling behind, it’s a crazy life Ninety miles an hour going fast as I can Trying to push […]

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To the Single Parent – I see you…I was you…

Single parent – I see you.  I was you… I remember the day I took the step that led me into the “single parenting” world. I knew that it was necessary for the safety of myself and my daughter but there were so many feelings associated with making that final decision. I felt ashamed that […]

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No apologies needed, Mamas!

As I write my first blog for the Mankato Moms Blog I am very aware of the fact that I am the “Senior Contributor”.  Which seems odd to say since I’m not really feeling like a “senior” type person.  Nonetheless, I am in the presence of some very special and strong Mamas and I feel […]

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