My mom never knew she had actually prepared me the best way possible. She died thinking she had failed as a parent who should have protected her daughter. Because of her, I guarded myself and my daughters from a future of abuse, failure, and lost dreams. As a single mom, I didn’t have much to give my girls, but I gave them the confidence to become strong, determined women who have the courage to leave pies on the sidewalk when that’s the only option.
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Dianne Blomberg, Ph.D. is the author of books and articles related to relationship improvement, workplace communication, the psychology of communication, and children’s picture books, Sam and Gram and the First Day of School (Magination Press). Her research has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsday (New York), The Boston Globe, First for Women, The Denver Post, Family Life, Healthy Kids, Real Woman, Working Woman, Good Housekeeping. Currently, Dianne is working on a book, 25 Aprils: The Memoir of an Unconventional Marriage