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8 ways midlife is like being a teen again

The other day, I ran to the local pharmacy to grab contact solution. What should have been a quick trip took a wee bit longer than I planned. [ctt title=”I find that the beauty product aisles beckon me, like a … 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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When minutes add up to years

“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.” – Albert Einstein Doing my “bicycle exercises” is definitely helping the … 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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The World’s Most Beautiful Woman and the Sexiest Man – um, no

“Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.” – Markus Zusak A few weeks ago, I watched the Dove Real Beauty Sketches video, (httpssss://www.youtube.com/watch?v=litXW91UauE&feature=youtube_gdata_player). This is pretty profound, as a sketch … Continue reading

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Dear complaint department…

“I believe in grumbling; it is the politest form of fighting known.” Edgar Watson Howe Some days, stupid things bug me more than on other days, and today is one of those days. Stupid can be okay, because it takes … Continue reading

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Patience – it’s really not my virtue

My lack of patience must be genetic or something, because there is no real clear reason for it. It is such a character flaw, that it has to be inherited. Certainly someone in my family tree coined the phrases, “Are we there yet?” and “How … Continue reading

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The Mom Who Cried, “Pizza!”

“If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance.”  Al Bernstein What started out as a little joke was rather revealing. Now, to preface all of this, I’m a mom of four, two of which are out the … Continue reading

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