A Mother Like No Other

Me, FaceTiming my mom: “Mom…the first copy of my book came in the mail today! I want to read you the dedication: This book is dedicated to my mother…for putting up with me during those angsty teenage years, for being my lifelong cheerleader, and for setting an example of everything a good mom should be.” […]

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A Lesson In Kindness

I was at a park watching my daughter ride her bike around a track. There was another mom standing off to the side, who caught my eye because she just looked exhausted and stressed. Suddenly, the tiniest of the track riders, a little girl of about 4, tumbled off her bike and fell to the […]

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My Book!

Friends, never give up on your dreams. Because it took me exactly 50 YEARS to have my name on the cover of a real live book (on sale TODAY!) and I’m kinda freaking out. As a little girl who ALWAYS had her nose in a book, I dreamed of one day becoming a writer. Regrettably, […]

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A Christmas Miracle

Well, friends, I am happy to report that after FIVE long months of battle, the 6000 piece beast has been conquered! All of December I struggled to get ANY pieces in, but my college daughter was coming home for Christmas and all of my hopes were pinned on her. I told her, “I am NOT […]

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A Puzzling Situation – Part 2

For those of you who are new around here, let me catch you up. In August, I LOST MY MIND COMPLETELY and bought a 6000 piece puzzle. SIX THOUSAND ITTY BITTY PIECES, currently the bane of my existence, that cover the entire dining table in our home. The ONLY dining table in our home. Yes, […]

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A Puzzling Situation

Friends, I think I’ve made a huge mistake. A SIX THOUSAND PIECE mistake, to be exact. You see, my oldest, normally off at college, has been living with us since the pandemic started. And we’ve done a bunch of puzzles together, just like when she was a little girl. Sitting side by side, day after […]

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