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Jennifer Walker

yup. sometimes it isn't enough. Even though I know in my heart it was all I had. And you're right..I try to be at peace with that. every day.

Elizabeth

Amen, sister. I have two adult children who seem to be lovely, hard-working people living independently with good jobs and relationships. AND YET I have a 15-year-old right now who is struggling with some heavy stuff and fumbling a. lot. I know that when numbers one and two were fifteen I thought they would live with me forever causing me heartache at every turn, and they got through it (and I did too). Even so, I am worried about number three every minute of every day and second guess every weird choice I make. My mind knows that his struggles (and successes) at this point are really more to do with him than me, but my heart doesn't get it. We will get through this as well, Carmen! We are good enough, smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like us.

maggie

Yo, Carmen, sing it sister! Well said!!!!And I love the other comments. I kind of crack up now when I see people trying to mold their kids in their likeness or doing their best to give their kids the best of everything in the hope that one day they will be awesome humans!We do the best we can but one never knows? It's an adventure!

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  • Carmen Staicer is a whirlwind of energy and execution, who never sleeps and drinks way too much coffee. She works from home as Social Media Programs Manager for SheKnows, and is the mom to six kids, most of whom play instruments, sing or dance and all of whom are much smarter than she will ever be. In other words, her house is never ever quiet or still. A concentration of asthma, food allergies, spectrum disorders and learning disabilities means that she spends an awful lot of time second guessing herself and Dr. Googling, as well as learning to cook everything the family might like to eat. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, boxing (she has her Black Belt in Muay Thai), sleeping, exploring coffee shops, photography, ballet class and cooking. She excels in being a smart mouth and has her major in sarcasm, with a dual minor in BS studies and avoiding laundry.