Category Archives: Children

“Don’t Widen the Plate”

I hate to hit you all with the “When I was a kid” line, but I’m going to… When I was a kid, you didn’t get awards at school unless you earned them. We learned that hard work and diligence … Continue reading

Posted in America, Americans, Attitude, Baseball, Childhood, Children, Compromise, Discipline, Humor, Life, Sports, The Human Spirit, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Squirrel!

I know it’s almost summer, but spring must still be in the air. Lately on our morning walks, we see at least 6 little baby squirrels sitting having their breakfast in one little spot. They wait until Phoebe is almost … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Child Discipline, Childhood, Children, Courage, Differences, Dog Personalities, Dog walking, Dogs, Family, Fathers and Mothers, German Shepherd and Beagle, Growing Up, Humor, Life, Memories, Moms, New Jersey, Pride, Squirrels, Uncategorized, Yellow Lab and Treeing Walker Coonhound | Leave a comment

“Woohoo, No Baby Please Don’t”

We moved into our brand new house in March 1999. Cliff decided the house should not be painted but we should stay with the original white walls. I felt like I was living in a sanitarium, and though there are … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Chicago Musical Group, Children, Christians, Church, Faith, Family, Home, Humor, Life, Love, Marriage, music, Painting, Singing, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Attacking Joy

One of the greatest gifts we have as humans are friends.  Friends lift us up, push us on, and accept us just the way we are, no matter what we do to them. When we were getting ready to move … Continue reading

Posted in America, Attitude, Children, Christians, Church, Embarrassing moments, Faithfulness, Family, Fellowship, Florida, Friends, God, Heaven, Humor, Life, Love, New Jersey, Prayer, South Africa, Uncategorized, Women | 1 Comment

The Fellowship of Women

When our oldest daughter, Rachel was born my roommate and I had a great time together.  The ladies in the maternity wing shared a room back then. I think it was much less boring than lying in a room all … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Christian Parenting, Christians, Church, Faith, Fellowship, Friends, Home, Humor, Jewish American Princess, Life, Maternity wards, Memories, Moms, Nursing Babies, Quilting, Teaching, Uncategorized, Women | 3 Comments

Hi-Ho The Derry-O, A Junking We Will Go!

All of my life, or at least for the portion that I was able to walk, I have been a garbage picker. In my mind a garbage picker is kind of like the American Pickers, only less “picky”, not as … Continue reading

Posted in Antiques, Children, Family, Friends, Garbage Picking, History, Humor, Irish Roots, Junking, Shanty Irish, Teaching, Trench Art, Uncategorized, Women, World War II | Leave a comment

Oops…

It infiltrates. It permeates. It saturates. And, at times, it really stinks. I’m not talking about politics…I’m talking about change. “Things” have changed…again. The older I get, the more I see change worm its way into every area of our … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Attitude, Bad Words, Children, Chiropractor, Christians, Family, Handwriting, Health, Home, Humor, Life, Teaching, Uncategorized, Women | 2 Comments