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My Mom is a Jerk

not really…

I am just sad.

I suppose I should explain how I came to this conclusion.

My mom has always held onto the dream of living in Europe. 398 more words


The Sleepy Owl

Arlo’s teachers are now introducing all pages when reading a book; the dedication, the job of illustrator and author and possibly even publisher.  I reinforce this at home and shared with Arlo that eleven years ago today, Mimmi gave  302 more words

Common Courtesy

It’s finally happening in the previous Capital of the Confederacy, ex-Gov Bob McDonnell’s trial is underway. Lawyers are picking a “jury of their peers” and charging him with accepting… 523 more words

Books, Journaling, Wedding, Country

More More More Said the Baby—Three Love Stories by Vera B. Williams

I didn’t really enjoy this book but I seem to be the only one. It was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1990 and my 3-year-old daughter got in to touching her own belly button during the part where “Little Guy’s” father is kissing his belly button. 401 more words


So you're going to be a grandparent...

A new baby on the way? Congratulations! Of course you are going to want the very best for this new member of your family, as well as for your daughter, daughter-in-law or son’s partner too. 1,485 more words


A Letter to Grandma: One Year Later

It has been one of the most difficult things to try to write, but something inside me told me I should at least try. On the first anniversary of my Grandmother’s passing, here’s an open letter I would imagine myself writing to her if I could get it to her in heaven: 874 more words


Hi Mom! Are You Sitting Down?

Yesterday, while deeply immersed in Trusts law, I received a phone call from our eldest child, Michael. He’ll be 34 in a couple of months, is single, works for Intel, and lives in Phoenix.   413 more words

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