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10 Things I Never Dreamed We Would Need To Tell Our Kids

10 Things I Never Dreamed We Would Need To Tell Our Kids

The news is scary. It’s real. When I was little and saw something on tv that frightened me, my parents told me “Don’t worry. It’s just tv. It’s not real.”. I knew then not to worry – my world was safe. Now I’m an adult and […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

It’s Christmas morning, and even the dog has gone back to sleep. Gone are the days where our three sons got up at the crack of dawn to see what Santa brought. Gone are the days of matching pajamas (although I’m threatening to bring that […]

Until We Gather Again. . . .

Until We Gather Again. . . .

Life has returned to normal. Well, the new normal. No kids at home. The refrigerator looks bare and laundry baskets are practically empty. The driveway is no longer packed with the family fleet. It’s safe to leave your socks out – the dog has left, […]

My downsizing just stalled. . . . .

My downsizing just stalled. . . . .

It’s the trophies. Three large bins of trophies. One for each son. There are trophies for soccer, wrestling, t-ball, baseball, football, tennis and basketball. With three sons, we were well represented in almost every sport.  There are also medallions, ribbons and other sports-based keepsakes. Some […]

Yes, I Have A BasketBall Hoop In My Living Room. . .

Yes, I Have A BasketBall Hoop In My Living Room. . .

I have always had a lot of men in life.  Not like you’d think. I’m talking about brothers, sons and male-coworkers.  I’ve gotten pretty good at understanding how they think and believe me, it’s not like women think. Not even close. I realized this (yet […]

There are Few Things In Life As Wonderful. . . . . . . ❤️

There are Few Things In Life As Wonderful. . . . . . . ❤️

There are few things in life as wonderful as a family wedding. My friends have heard me say this many times because I believe it with my whole heart and soul. What can possibly compare to committing to share love and life, attended by all your […]

10 Little White Lies I Tell Myself

10 Little White Lies I Tell Myself

I like who I am. I mean I like myself most of the time. I don’t like everything about myself, but I’ve come to terms with my good traits and my not-so-good traits. I have a few gifts that I’m appreciative of, some things I’m […]

We Dodged Irma and Learned Something. . . . .

We Dodged Irma and Learned Something. . . . .

Everyone tells you what to do to prepare for a hurricane. Buy water. Buy food. Put up your shutters. Be prepared! No one tells you what really happens inside your house and within your community.  Yes, it is stressful. You are afraid. Sometimes really afraid. […]

Read This Before You Move Your Son To College

Read This Before You Move Your Son To College

We have had at least one son in college for the past ten years.  All three of our sons went to the same university. It’s been fun – living college life vicariously – and it’s been worrisome and even frightening sometimes.  We survived and thankfully […]