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Categories: Blog, Decorating, Home Improvement Hell, Home Projects, Tool Girl
At my cousin’s shower a few weeks ago, someone rendered the bride a wise piece of advice…
“Remember, the more you do… the more you have to do!”
Oh how I wish someone would have tapped me on the shoulder many moons ago and told me to put down the paint brush and back away from Read the Rest…
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Categories: 1015 The River, Advanced Maternal Age, Blog
Every Wednesday I appear on 101.5 The River with Rick and Mary Beth to discuss a parenting related topic. This week we are talking Mother’s Day gift giving dos and don’ts. Not local? Catch my appearance on I Heart Radio! beginning at 7:20 am!
This time last year I was tired.
In fact, the adjective “tired” doesn’t even seem Read the Rest…
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Categories: Blog, compassionate parenting, Focusing on The Joy, Resilience, Teenage Trouble
Having you ever been looking forward to something and dreading it at the same time? Have you ever wanted to attend an event but not wanted to go at the same time?
I have…on both counts.
Last Thursday night held one of those events for me. The “to do”was called A Senior Mom’s Reflection. Held at Drew’s Read the Rest…
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Categories: Blog, Choices, Communication, Constructive Criticism, Marriage
Sean is a vegetable freak.
What I mean is that he is a tad obsessed with making sure our kids get their daily recommended servings of fruit and vegetables. I know that should translate to me being grateful for what a caring and involved father he is. Because he is. But let’s be realistic, folks. I’m Read the Rest…
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Categories: 1015 The River, Blog, Focusing on The Joy
MK has an American Girl doll.
She received it for her 5th birthday as a gift from her grandmas and she’s been smitten ever since. Kit Kittredge has accompanied our family on a number of outings including the park, church, the grocery store, ballet class, swimming lessons and most recently on our trip to Chicago. Seeing Read the Rest…
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Categories: Blog, Focusing on The Joy, Love & Marriage
Instead of cheese we say, “cousins“. Not always because that wouldn’t make sense, but this past weekend “cousins” was the word of the day.
When I was a kid my parents were conscientious about nurturing a strong relationship with our extended family. Aunts, uncles, cousins: They were valued members of our circle. Their presence for Read the Rest…
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Categories: 1015 The River, Blog, Compassion, Infertility, IVF, What NOT to Say
Now if you’ll pardon me while I climb up here and get my balance…
I actually love being up being up here. The view is a little better and I’m guessing you can’t see the bags under my eyes from the angle below. Don’t worry. I won’t be up here long. Just a minute or Read the Rest…
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Categories: Blog, Compassion, Focusing on The Joy, Prayers, Resilience
Last week was quite a week for all of us.
I don’t know about you, but by the time I turned the television off Friday night I felt like waving a white flag. Of course, I was relieved that the perpetrators of the atrocity in Boston had been apprehended, but my thoughts continued to stay with Read the Rest…
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Categories: 1015 The River, Blog, Compassion, Resilience
Every Wednesday morning I appear with my friends Mary Beth and Rick on 101.5 The River to chat. This week’s topic adhered to our unfortunate current events and how it relates to parenting. Tune in Wednesday at 7:20 am to listen in. If you aren’t local, no worries. Catch my appearance on I Heart Radio! Read the Rest…
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Categories: Authentic Life, Blog, Blogging Honestly
Every once in a while a thought flits through my brain that gives me pause. Not great pause. Just a brief pondering (WTF?) pause. I’ve decided to share a few of my recent random thoughts because, frankly, after a weekend of cyber problem-solving, child chasing, and husband pleasing this Monday morning finds me unable to Read the Rest…