Category Archives: Motherhood

T’was the Night before the Election

T’was the night before the Election and all through the States, people were worried; some tongues spewing hate. I, in my blue jeans and soft, fuzzy sweater, signed off of Facebook, all for the better. Was hoping to see pictures of puppies … Continue reading

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Back to School Almost 30 Years Later

Back to school! The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.  ~Sydney J. Harris It’s that time of year again, when summer winds down and fall takes over with the excitement of cooler temperatures, vibrant colors and … Continue reading

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Good Memories and a Smile

“Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.” Author Unknown Looking out the kitchen window, I watched my two granddaughters playing basketball with their uncles – my sons. It wasn’t too long ago that I’d watch my boys out that … Continue reading

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In defense of a snow day

Snow day!  In my little corner of the world, the area schools have (wisely) declared a snow day. Thousands of students and most of their parents are thrilled – however, just as many people are not. I often wonder why there … Continue reading

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Thanks by accident

“This year, I am going to blog a funny story for Thanksgiving instead of the usual “I am grateful for…” I told my husband. And I got busy typing and editing a memorable family story. To share a funny accident. … Continue reading

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Adjusting to fall

“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.” ― Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s I caught a glimpse of her from across the way. She stopped to check her phone, not knowing where we … Continue reading

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The Next Chapter

“Every story has an end, but in life every end is a new beginning.” Dakota Fanning “I don’t think I am handling this very well,” I admitted to my husband. It all started last week. I went to the high … Continue reading

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Slang used today and words I should not say

“Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.” – Carl Sandburg As a writer and an avid reader, I find words and language usage fascinating. Just call me a word nerd. Admittedly, … Continue reading

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Glitter-covered First of the Last

All that glitters… Our dining table is a disaster. We bought it twenty years ago, when our family expanded from four to six. It has seen numerous dinners and holidays and homework projects. The finish is ruined. There are dots … Continue reading

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Why I cried on Mother’s Day

I feel rather silly admitting this, but this morning when I woke up, I cried on Mother’s Day. It really hit me how life has changed. I cried because I am missing my dad, even more with each passing year. I missed the excitement of … Continue reading

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