Tag Archives: mom

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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Happy birthday to the best mom ever!

“Happy birthday to the best mom, ever!” I remember writing those words on her birthday cards years ago. I am thrilled to be able to do so today. Today is my mom’s 75th birthday. Oddly enough, as I was having … Continue reading

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Proud Military Mom

I wrote this article a few years ago, and it was originally published in the Detroit Free Press Twist Magazine on November 10, 2007. Earlier this week, one of our youngest son’s friends left for the U.S. Air Force-BMT. Late … Continue reading

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Stuck in a Polar Vortex

“While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.”  – Tom Allen Well, one day I can tell my future grandchildren, “We survived the Polar Vortex of 2014!” My two granddaughters will chime in … Continue reading

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Thank you for the opportunity!

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Boomer Voices program and have been provided with a device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.       #VZWVoices #Boomer It is so very hard … Continue reading

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Newsflash – Batman is a senior

Wasn’t it just yesterday that he was three-years-old, donning a costume and zipping around our house as the cutest caped-crusader ever? Wasn’t it just yesterday that our neighborhood street was safe, all thanks to him, cruising up and down the sidewalk in his … Continue reading

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Reflections on July 4th

I skipped our neighboring town’s Fourth of July parade this morning. It isn’t quite the same since my children are older and aren’t real concerned about collecting the candy loot along the parade route. Instead, I enjoyed the quiet of the … Continue reading

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On hope and rainbows

“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton This past Sunday brought an eclectic mix of weather. Warm sunshine and then a cloudy gust … Continue reading

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Making time to smell the flowers

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. – A.A. Milne Reading my dear friend and mentor’s blog the other day made me sit and reflect on Mother’s Day and flower giving. Cindy’s blog, (found on my BlogRoll and … Continue reading

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