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  1. Lora, I really enjoyed your post and once again we are on the same page, my Friend! (See my latest post.) Thanks for sharing @ Vintage Charm

  2. I’m a mother of a 43-year-old daughter. She has plenty of children of her own. The 8 of them range from about 24 down to 4, so she sees some off to work and makes sure the others stand in front of the house for the bus. I think she said she started running the kids to and from school because they spent way too much time on the bus in the morning AND afternoon. In the winter, they would leave in the dark and come home in the dark.

    I had to let my daughter go fairly early. She was pregnant by 15, and had her oldest at 16. She was responsible, though. She and her boyfriend got themselves off to the bus and on to school. After the baby was born, I had her during the day. My daughter expressed her milk at school, and I used it the next day. It all worked out for us. The two of them graduated from high school on time. 2 years after their first, they had a second. Soon after that, they got married and went on to have 3 more children. Eventually, that relationship failed and they divorced. Way after that, she met and married another man she had worked with. They had three children together. It is the most wonderful relationship that they have, much like mine with my partner of 23 years. Her husband slipped right into the father role for the other five, too. They are one big happy family. It was tough at times, and I am so proud of her.