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I would have told her

It has been almost a year since our youngest child graduated from high school. One year of college down – where did that time go? Prom pictures and senior photos are starting to pop up on social media, and it’s … 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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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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Life is a full circle

“There are patterns which emerge in one’s life, circling and returning anew, an endless variation of a theme.” – Jacqueline Carey Isn’t it funny how life is a full circle? I remember it so clearly, though it was almost 32 … Continue reading

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Embrace the change

Childhood is a short season. – Helen Hayes It is hard to believe that our youngest child graduates from high school this month. For 25 years, we have ushered children out the door, snapping photos of the first day of … 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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