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What I’ve Learned Watching My Children Grow Up… or Lost In Translation

Currently Featured on Huffington Post So please feel free to shoot over there and give me some sugar! “I wasn’t born your mother.” I said this in another post. It seems like a no brainer, but somehow, between the time they … Continue reading

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Showered With Love… A Surprise Skype Baby Shower!

The times they are a changin’, and at fifty-something– with my kids spread all over the planet, this mama has to do what this mama has to do to be part of their lives. So, when my girl announced I’d … Continue reading

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Reclaiming My Dad, On Father’s Day

Also Featured on Huffington Post, read it here. When life throws you a 100 mph curve ball, that hits you in face… and then another, and another, there are lots of things you can do; if you’re a child, set … Continue reading

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The Bucket List Experience You Can’t Buy

Note: I’ve been MIA lately, aside from my weekly Friday Fictioneer stories. I’ve been in a rut, struggling to get things written. It’s not for lack of inspiration; I’ve got lots on my mind these days! However, it seems that … Continue reading

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On Becoming a Mother… After 25 Years As a Mom

It’s that “Empty Nest” issue again- rearing it’s head like a unflattering shadow that you can’t shake. You notice that it doesn’t look the way you want or think it should: following you around looking chubbier, not standing up as … Continue reading

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I’ve Become That Middle-Aged Woman… Who Uses Baby Talk With Her Dogs

The other day I was playing with my dogs in the kitchen. Gracie is a 9 lb Chiweenie (chihuahua-mini dachshund mix) who is technically my grand-dog, and Luke, is a 70 lb yellow lab who is 15 1/2. Technically, Gracie … Continue reading

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The Jerusalem Synagogue Attack- Let’s Talk Truth.

Warning: graphic image included in this post.  Today, as I do every Tuesday, I was sitting with a man who is dying. Each week I volunteer at Hospice House, and I have had the honor (and it is truly, the greatest … Continue reading

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