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Life Lessons from a Child

Last year, in first grade, my daughter’s teacher had the students write in a “Life Book”. Throughout the school year, students brought in pictures or other meaningful items that could be pasted in the book and then wrote stories or … Continue reading

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Life After Santa

What happens to Christmas after your child finds out the truth about Santa? The reality is more magical than you ever imagined. Continue reading

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Thank you to the ones who lift me up

Ugh, I just feel like I’m swimming in negativity lately – in the news, on facebook, at work. It’s everywhere, and as much as I joke about being a crabby person, this negativity has taken a turn and is dragging … Continue reading

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The Day I Became Beautiful

I knew because she looks at me the way I look at her. Because in her eyes, I am beautiful. Because she sees herself in me. Continue reading

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Proud Parenting Moments

Kids will often do something that fills their parent’s heart with pride. Sometimes it’s a big thing like acing a test or scoring the winning goal. Sometimes it’s just a very little thing, like when you’re walking upstairs and your … Continue reading

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Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling, My Son John

Raise your hand if you’ve ever lost your street pants and ONE shoe while at hockey practice. What’s that? Not a lot of hands out there? Oh, so it’s just my son then. Good. Maybe hockey players will tell me … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Role

I wrote this for my mom years ago.  I found it looking through some old folders on my computer today.  I hope one day my daughter feels this way about me.  Love you, Mom! As an infant, I needed a … Continue reading

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