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The Weekend I Almost Got Engaged

I booked a trip to the romantic island of Nantucket on Labor Day weekend many years ago. My boyfriend, with whom I’d been living at the time, and I planned to ride our bikes onto the ferry and travel light. 1,119 more words

Family Life

Suddenly her age.

My relationship with my Mum has been quite up and down over the years. I love her to bits, and I am sure I always will, after all, she is my Mum. 740 more words

Brain + Child = Publication

An adorable photo of the baby’s butt My new essay about the (rather difficult) first year of motherhood made it into my beloved Brain, Child Magazine… 175 more words


I do like to be beside the seaside.

We had a good day at Ocean City. We enjoyed each other’s company, we found plenty to laugh about. But, as Oldest pointed out last night as we were posting our pictures on FB and phoning our family back home, the photos look as if we had a long, joyous day on the shore. 498 more words

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(How to Stop the Pain -2) Judgments are beliefs that determine your future

In the last post I explained that most of the pain and suffering we experience as a result of troublesome events and conflict is NOT a product of the actual event but of the significance we have assigned to it.   606 more words

Christian Living

Nothing New: moving forward

My Nothing New Project has come to a standstill over the summer. I came across a few situations where I didn’t have a choice but to buy something new for myself and my son. 323 more words


Kindred Souls

Kindred Souls

Patricia MacLachlan, Author

Katherine Tegen Books, Fiction, 2012

Suitable for ages: 6-10

Themes: Aging Grandfathers, Sod houses, Prairies, Family Life, , Dogs, Loss… 243 more words

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