Category Archives: family life

As most of you know, I’ve been married for EVER 20 years to a man I met when I was 18 and who was my first “real” boyfriend (I’ll let you play around with the reasons that word is in quotes). He’s hilarious, kind, patient, supportive, and best of all, tolerating — five reasons I’m […]

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Today is my birthday. Why, thank you. Thank you very much. When you get to be my age, which today is officially middle aged, you hear a lot of rhetoric about the years in your life and the life in your years; how you aren’t getting older but better and a lot of other crap that […]

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Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it. Most of you know that I didn’t really say that. This guy gets the credit for those words of wisdom. But although the words might not be mine, the sentiment is something that I’ve been feeling full […]

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Remember when we used to take photos on real cameras? No, but really. If you’re like me (and about a third of the world), your go-to source of capturing memories isn’t your Cool Pix or your 35 mm anymore, but your phone. The easiest and most convenient point and shoot there is, and with all […]

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*Disclaimer: This post got unintentionally long-winded. It started out with me sitting down to write out my list of favorite moments from the past year and somehow inexplicably took a strange and 180° turn right out of the gate. I blame the fact that I’ve just spent 24 hours looking through photos from the past […]

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Much like all the boxes of ornaments in your basement dating back to your own childhood and the ugly ass Santa pillow that you continue to put out because your dear departed Grandma made it for you, today I’m dusting off and putting an oldie on display. Sure, this oldie is only a year (or […]

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  Sure, tomorrow is a day to be thankful for many things. It goes without saying that most of us are thankful for our family, their health, our health, all the blessings in our lives (no matter how hard they sometimes are to find), our friends and our pets and the roof over our heads. […]

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When your kids are little you never think the day will come when they’ll actually leave home. Sure, you joke about it, as in “One day when you’re gone I’m turning your room into a crafting paradise and getting rid of your cat” or you might wistfully imagine a day when there’s not empty glasses, dirty […]

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