Shawna O'Hagan Morrow

Relationships & Family

Mother Your Own Way

– Posted in: Relationships & Family

You can be a mother without having a child.  I’ve been mothering for a long time – probably my entire life.  I’ve mothered my younger siblings, friends, relationships, nieces, nephews, dogs and sometimes I’ve mothered my mother. But I’m not a mother in the traditional sense.  I don’t have any children – unless my husband [...]

What Death Taught Me about Friendship

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In September I lost my friend Mark very suddenly. He was too young, it was unexpected and all of our worlds were rocked. I’ve lost friends before – we’ve grown apart, we’ve had disagreements, we just went our separate ways, but I’ve never had a friend die. I’ve learned a lot about friendship since losing [...]

Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day isn't about flowers, chocolate, jewelry, fancy dinners or whether you’re in a relationship or not.  It’s about giving and showing love. Give love to yourself.  Do something nice just for you.  Do something that has no purpose other than to make you happy.  Do something that doesn't check anything off your to do [...]

A Different Kind of Christmas

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This year I didn't go Christmas shopping or buy lots of gifts, I didn't send Christmas cards, I didn't put my tree up or decorate outside. Some may say I'm bah humbug - but it's actually the opposite. I'm very much in the Christmas spirit but this year I decided to do things differently. I put up [...]

Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

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Almost 20 years ago, I suffered through the worst heartbreak of my life. It was really, really bad.  At that time, I had been dating my now ex-boyfriend for 7 ½ years. I thought we were going to get married and live happily ever after…until I found out he was cheating on me with a much older [...]