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About Cocktails With Hemingway

I'm blunt and opinionated. Virtually everything I say or do is a contradiction but I'm not a hypocrite. I never hesitate to speak my mind and never fail to leave an impression wherever I go. You love me, you hate me, but you'll never forget me.

Blended fam, co-parent fail

Allow me to offer some expository information for you to better understand the events that led us to where we are now.  I’ll keep this as concise as possible. Many moons ago in October 2007 Will Reed and I got … Continue reading

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Halloween for Thanksgiving

“Time to come back with a vengeance.”  ~ Sloane Wilke Barely over a month ago I made that bold declaration.  Words and ideas churn constantly from the deepest corners of my mind– overdrive times a million– just not in this … Continue reading

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Fall

Countless entries commence with my [insert negative words here] over how infrequently I blog. How much has transpired and how impossible it would be to bring you fully up to speed. I’m reluctant to promise entries on a regular basis … Continue reading

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Birfday

33 years ago something truly epic transpired… I am so humbled by the outpouring of love and support on my special day.  Thank you to everyone who messaged/commented/texted– each and every word was read and appreciated.  How grateful I am to … Continue reading

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Shay

I had every intention of writing my eulogy with this post….but I just can’t.  Not yet.  All I can say is that I love you, Shay. With infinite love, gratitude, and respect, Sloane

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10 years of Adam

 ⭐️ Adam Harrison Reed ⭐️ ….turned ten years old today!  My animated, awesomest Aries [because I did the alliteration with Tatum’s birthday post I had to follow suit with brother] finally reached  the double digit milestone.  This mama simply cannot comprehend that … Continue reading

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6 years of Tatum

⭐️ Tatum Maris Reed ⭐️ …turned six years old on 21 February!  My precious Pisces princess [alliteration, anyone?] celebrates another year of making our world a better place.  Time truly flies.  Within a matter of days her brother blows out … Continue reading

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