Category Archives: My Family Life

Growing Up

I told them I would write about them, and so I will. I did a road trip this past weekend with four high school men – young men to be sure, but men, not boys. We’ve crossed over that line … Continue reading

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My Bright and Shining Stars

Good morning! We’re celebrating my oldest son today, and what a treat that is. His birthday marks the end of our “birthday season”. The four men in my life, my bright and shining stars, celebrate their birthdays in the months … Continue reading

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I smell clean laundry…..

It has been a bit slow getting life up and going to “school speed” after a long stretch of “summer”. We’re all struggling a bit to get the wheels turning. Momentum is hard to come by if you’ve been at … Continue reading

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Cheers!

I need to end this first week back from summer siesta with a toast to a truly amazing man – my husband and best friend. I had the chance to accompany him to a birthday lunch this week and was … Continue reading

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Summer Siestas

And so the holiday weekend in the states has passed. It’s never quite the same when you live outside the red, white and blue, but we had our small share of sparklers and fireworks. And so we’ve also passed the … Continue reading

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The Long Way Home

Do you know where you were twenty one years ago today at nine in the morning? I do. I was about to make a solemn promise before my family and dear friends, a promise to take the “long way home” … Continue reading

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A little more confidence please…..

This was the rebuke of my birder son – “Mom, have a little more confidence in the mama bird.”  And he was right. She’s still flying back and forth bringing food, and those three little beaks are still appearing over the … Continue reading

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On the road again…..

We’re rounding out our spring season with a bit of travel. I left all my books at home and spent a few hours yesterday afternoon in a public library – pure heaven! If you have access to a library, do … Continue reading

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Stubborn Thorns

It has been an interesting week. Among other things, I have spent a number of hours caring for the sore toe of my youngest son. And we’re not finished yet. Despite the attentive care of our doctor, the countless soakings, … Continue reading

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Ah yes, cleaning the fridge…..

The smell would catch you off guard – in and around and near the kitchen, something was rotten, dead or dying. In the bustle of life, I didn’t address it. Someone would catch a whiff, make an ugly groan, and … Continue reading

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