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Rap Music, the Baby Jesus and Christmas Traditions

  photo courtesy of http://www.christmasquoteswallpaper.com “OH-and tell her to bring her sugar cookies and the cheese ball!” My youngest daughter chimed in with her sister, “And what about the Jell-O salad? We have to have the strawberry Jell-O salad!” I … Continue reading

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Hot Chocolate in the Rain: A Life-Changing Event

It was raining and we were laughing as we began our trek to the car. I was holding my coat up high over my head with one hand while the other held a cup of hot chocolate. When the light … Continue reading

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Grateful or Grinchful

One, two, three, GO. It’s how I feel about the holiday season. One day I’m noticing the leaves are just beginning to change colors, and the next I’m like, ‘Holy Smokes! I need to get moving!” It’s time to buy … Continue reading

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Finding My Silver Lining

I did not expect to lose it in the shower. I was fine before I got in. But as my hands gently scrubbed my scalp and my mind began to wander, I considered all the tasks I needed to get … Continue reading

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Learning to Spread Our Wings

  “Remember to ask your teacher about your project when you get to school,” I said.    “Why can’t you just email her?” she asked.  I could have, and the truth was, it would have been easier. “Because you need to … Continue reading

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Advice for My Younger Friends…

photo courtesy of:  http://carmelharrington.com/2013/05/03/my-mind-says-im-in-my-20s-my-body-says-yeah-right/ How old are you again? What year were you born? Are you fifty yet? That’s what happens when you get old! Enough already. For all the years I’ve been a mother to children who could speak, … Continue reading

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Family: Stuck for Life

“Ah, no worries,” he wrote in his text, “I’ll take care of it, it’s all good.”  It was the perfect response, what I needed to hear. Because in this instance, like most instances, I was worrying about something which was … Continue reading

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How I Keep My Memories Alive

  At first, I thought it was overkill. But now, I’m so glad she did it. Last weekend was my middle girl’s prom. A big ordeal for all teens everywhere, but an even bigger one for my girl. A girl … 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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Making Your Words Matter

Picture Source: http://blogmyheartandhome.wordpress.com/tag/power-of-words “It’s Tracy, right? Do you remember me?” I didn’t recognize her at first.  Because it had been seven years, her hair was longer now, and life was so busy back then that much of it escapes me. … Continue reading

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