Category Archives: Family

To Encourage You…

Lately, if I allow myself to watch the news or spend too much time on facebook, the world can seem like a scary place. We can be easily overwhelmed by all that is happening and we can easily forget that … Continue reading

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So, I’ve Been Noticing…The Home Version

We have all of us been mostly in the house for quite some time now. I don’t know about you, but I’ve started noticing things, Cliff and I both have. Some things one or the other of us have been … Continue reading

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Long Life Birthday

Birthdays were always an important part of my childhood, probably because my Mom loved hers so much that it would last for the entire month of her birth. When my children were small, I always enjoyed coming up with themes … Continue reading

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

I don’t really understand technology. I admit it. I can find my way around my laptop. I can order things on Amazon, much to my husband’s dismay. I can play a few games on my phone. And, being a teacher … Continue reading

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It’s Puzzling…

Last week I talked about the days that try women’s souls. This week, as you already know, those days are still here and it’s puzzling in more ways than one. These are the things I’ve found puzzling this week. They are … Continue reading

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These Are The Days…

…That try women’s souls. You can tell because it’s all over Facebook and everyone knows if it’s on Facebook, it must be true. For example ~ A “selfie” video post of a woman. It was dark where she was, the … Continue reading

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Plans Change

Easter was different this year. Our normal family gathering of 25, not including invited friends, was down to 3. It was quiet. It was peaceful. And, though I missed the rest of my people, it was nice. I even dressed … Continue reading

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I Eat Chia Seeds And I Know Things…

Well, I know “some” things. I know things about chia seeds and, because I love it so much, I know things about my family. But first, chia seeds… I confess, it took me a very long time to eat chia … Continue reading

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Curling Night Anyone?

“Well, there is one good thing about a national crisis (whether it be a blizzard, a hurricane, or a pandemic) it levels the playing field for everyone. We’re all in the same boat.” These wise words were spoken by my … Continue reading

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The Little Traverse That Couldn’t

We love family vacations and we own a week at Marriott Vacation Club to prove it. Each year we gather our children, their spouses, and their children and go to one of their resorts. Every other year, we invite the … Continue reading

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