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because life has ups and downs…

Self-Care Sunday: Give Back

I’m a firm believer in the whole notion that you get what you give in life. A favorite line from an old Beatles song goes like this: “the love you … Continue reading

November 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Self-Care Sunday: Celebrate Love

I’m sitting here in a freezing cold venue waiting for photos to begin. Our son is marrying 💍his bride in just a couple of hours. He’s my oldest stepson. I … Continue reading

October 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Devastating Loss Brings Outpouring of Love

Kids aren’t supposed to die. Kids most certainly aren’t supposed to die from cardiac arrest following an asthma attack at a high school football practice. Yet, that’s exactly what happened … Continue reading

September 7, 2019 · 2 Comments

My Two Words

I really love the idea of choosing one word to get me through a new year. It provides a focus. It anchors me. It points North whenever I stray. For … Continue reading

January 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Right Where I Was Supposed To Be

Does anyone else save the chore of grocery shopping for the weekend? It seems like I can never manage to fit in the kind of marketing that fills my cupboards … Continue reading

September 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

More Love. Less Hate.

I was clearing the table from dinner when it started. The news broadcast showed the 49 victims from the shooting in Orlando in alphabetical order of the last names along … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Every Day is Mother’s Day

I remember standing on the front porch with my newborn daughter in my arms thinking HOLY COW!! How was I responsible for this tiny human when I wasn’t even sure … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · Leave a comment