Tag Archives: Children

Have The Hard Discussions


Heading into 2015/2016 school year with a 7th grader has been relatively easy for our family.  We are realists.  We watch the news and pay particular attention to the youth in our area and our children keep us advised about … Continue reading

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Insta-Cook!


Darien has recently shown an interest in cooking, so last week I decided to let her choose the theme of the dinner each night and then we would plan it out quickly and create something around her theme.  Here is … Continue reading

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Totally Stolen…


A blogging friend of mine found this fun, ongoing meme called “Unconscious Mutterings“. A new list of words is posted every week for an ongoing exercise in free association. She said, Apparently, over time, this technique is supposed to help recover repressed thoughts … Continue reading

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This Will Leave You in Stitches…


  Vintage Stitches Makers… Just the other day, Darien was helping me look for something that I lost and while climbing over the back of a chair, she toppled backward, hitting the back of her head, smack on the front … Continue reading

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The Tethered Tires, Holding Me Together


I’ve been thinking recently about a time during my life.  A moment when I almost ended my life.  I was seriously considering leaving the planet and something stopped me. It was 1987 and I was having a bad year.  My husband … Continue reading

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If I didn’t need to be paid…


Probably the easiest question for me now in the phase of life I am in.  In order of years, here is how I have evolved: Age 5:     I would work as a Clown , all day and night and paint … Continue reading

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Alye Pollack – I Empathize – I Like You


Today was an easy blog.  I need to share with you a young woman who is hurting and needs your support.  She represents thousands upon thousands of young people who are going through the same hurt and bullying everywhere today.  … Continue reading

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