Anne Squared

Life filtered through the lens of an INTJ, Mom, and healthcare professional.

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The song is less than a 1:30 minutes. I promise if you are a mom, dad, aunt, uncle, thinking of having kids, or a kid, or have a heart…even an INTJ ;)…the song alone will bring something to mind, even if my words do not. My hope is you will listen, read and respond.

One kiddo is graduating from college in less than 2 months, the other is leaving for college in the spring. This week was a collision of emotions as one criticized what he knew nothing about regarding home life and the other needed intervention to keep her safe and on the path to recovery from her father abandoning her. Parenting is never easy, but what happens when they are gone? That is the color of the lens through which I see my world this week.


Baseball, basketball, poker, math, loyalty and logic, Harry Potter and Pokemon… my INTJ.

mara072013Leopard prints, sparkly shoes, gold lockets, the youngest in the national spelling competition, horses, cats and kids! My creative child. (And Harry Potter!)

I know they are prepared for what comes their way in life, for I saw to it that they were prepared.

Why do I see only shades of grey, with glimpses of pink mittens and red sweatshirts?

My hue is black and white, and all the shades in-between…

Shouldn’t I be rejoicing with the vibrant colors of the rainbow that my children have weathered the storms and are moving into adulthood…not without bumps and bruises…I never claimed life was perfect or that we had a normal family…. They have the skills to make their way in the world; work ethic, honesty, motivation, kindness and compassion, a sense of citizenship to their neighbors, friends and society? Is it possible to raise a child to be too independent?

Historically, no. Today? I am interested in what my readers have to think. Comments, thoughts, questions – welcome, as always.

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Daily Prompt: The Cat Says Meow (or AnneSquared the BLOG speaks)

OMG…  There were suppose to be TWO, yes, TWO Anne’s writing this blog.  Thus, the name, AnneSquared. But, I am stuck with one of them! They both had the same personality profiles and family backgrounds, and thought it would be interesting to have a blog with a juxtaposition of similarity and differences in their lives. Probably would have been, considering they ended up in the same obscure part of the […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture – Why My Children Put Me on Facebook Probation

Public domain: CDC/ Janice Haney Carr, 2009

I awaited their teen years, ready to be ignored and denied. But it never happened. I did everything possible to encourage the proper developmental separation which leads to being commanded to “stay away” and “leave me alone.” But “my heart” and “my soul” moved through the teen years, immune to my antics, always wanting me at functions and meeting their friends. Recently, however, I was restricted by both from posting to their […]

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