Category: Family

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Say What?!

Did you know that being able to hear is a luxury, even for children? Yes – you read that right – we don’t need to be able to hear the crickets, spring peepers, or...

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Autumn – Trust Fall

Autumn, Fall, Indian summer, harvest season … No matter what you call it, this season conjures all sorts of memories for each of us. Most people think of autumn and immediately are filled with...

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Bearing THE Mark – Grandma’s Tattoo

Religion and education run through my veins like a river  – whether you look at my adopted side or my birth side –  the lines run deep back through both lineages. They are a...

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Toss Adventure to Summer Fridays

Every Friday through the summer months, I have the good fortune of using my vacation days at my day job (go ME!!!), giving me a four day work week. With this said – there...

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I’m From …

Today marks the beginning of my 49th year on this planet (I know — I don’t look that old (thank you ;), and WOW — next year I turn the big 5-0!!!). In honor...

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My Perfectly Imperfect Family

After many years of observation, and much thought on this matter, I have come to the conclusion that all of my children suffer from a rare and genetic disease they have inherited from Mackdaddy...

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Rugelachs – A Labor of Love

As mothers, there are things we do for our children because, well – we love them and it makes them happy. Rugelachs for example. I HATE making these cookies. It has to do with...

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Baby Shower Whole 30-Style

So – here I am — sailing along through my Whole 30 Challenge …currently on Day 20, and just knocking it out of the park! I am used to what I need to avoid,...

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Four Days to Family – What’s in a Name? (Chapter 6, part 3)

“Who knows a man’s name, holds that man’s life in his keeping.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea Another IM came up from AKRONOH. “Call your adopted Mom and ask her what...

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Syrian Bread, The King of Breads – Recipe

When I awoke and entered the kitchen as a child to find four sheets, a plastic backed table cloth, and the powder blue bedspread that had the little popcorn-ball looking puffs on it all sitting patiently...

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