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Join the Club: When it’s Time to Pay It Forward

photo source: http://community.sparknotes.com/2010/08/19/blogging-wuthering-heights-part-10 The older woman looked down into the stroller and smiled, “How old is she?” “Eight weeks,” I answered. We went on to chat about babies and sleep and 2:00 am feedings while she rang up my clothing … Continue reading

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Why It’s Good To Be Irresponsible

photo source:http://www.cafepress.com/jackthelads/6755005 I’m just going to say it, and believe me; it’s hard to admit: I’m such a Martha. And this is not a good thing. The Martha I’m referring to is the one in the Bible. You know, the … Continue reading

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Choosing to Live Your Best Life

photo source: http://bestcookingoilswallpaper.blogspot.com/2012/08/lasagna-pan_31.html It was Sunday and we were having lasagna, food a friend cooked for us, something others often do when you lose a loved one. It was then that I did it. I reached into my pantry and … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Go

It was an impulsive move.  But somehow at the time, it felt right.  Later though, I experienced a smidgen of regret.  photo source: http://www.qcveterans.com/Veterans_Funeral_Plan.html We were sitting in our lawyer’s office, my husband and I, going over our will.  All … Continue reading

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The 4 Keys to Finding Patience

photo courtesy of: http://iheart7.com/2011/11/giving-children-their-privacy-nablopomo/ WE were at a stand off.  I wanted her to do it, and she was refusing.  Resolution was nowhere in sight.  So I gave up, because this week of all weeks is not the week to … Continue reading

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10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Middle School

photo source: http://www.therightsideofnormal.com/2013/01/08/the-middle-school-teen-brain-shift/ “Is there anything good about middle school?” Her question made me laugh.  I had to think quickly. “Of course!” I answered, “You’ll meet new friends, have more freedom, and you’re not stuck with the same teacher all … Continue reading

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5 Reasons I’m Not Making New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year.  Time to look back and reflect, time to look forward and plan. I wasn’t going to do it.  Wasn’t going to participate, wasn’t going to make resolutions for the coming year.  I’ve got my head … Continue reading

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The Day God Laughed at Me

I was headed up the stairs, ready to pop into bed and settle down with a good book; I was done with my day.  It was then that she came to me. My teenage daughter was having trouble with a … Continue reading

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Learning to Live in the Present

We were at a local diner waiting for our food to arrive.  “Every time I go out to eat,” says my father as he looks around the restaurant; “people are staring at their phones.” I of course, was staring at … Continue reading

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When I say no, I (don’t) mean it!

It all started last May.  One night after dinner my now eleven-year-old daughter grabbed my hand in hers, yelled for her Dad to “please come here” and urgently led us both to the basement. And there, in the center of … Continue reading

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