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Wedding Plans and Fran the Cow

So, you met Fran in the last post.  She called me the other day to announce that her son and DIL were expecting a child.  What wonderful news!  682 more words


"Practically, what can an introvert DIL do to communicate that she means no disrespect by wanting her own time?"

Patriarchy can’t survive without hierarchy and rigid but complex rules that ensure everybody knows their place. So Indian daughters in law in traditional and patriarchal families may not give their opinion but they are expected to be gregarious extroverts in some situations.  1,820 more words

Indian Homemaker

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Rob and Jessica!

  Nineteen years, how did it go by so quickly? This picture, you gave me permission to use, was taken today up on Lake Huron! 213 more words


Myriad voices of my morning walk

Every morning I encounter

the myriad voices of my morning walk.

The spring flowers dropping down from the trees,

My foot ruffling the dry leaves and stones… 320 more words


Gratitude and Joy

Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy.  Meredith Grey

But I think it does.

My son and I were discussing joy yesterday. How do we put joy in our life? 521 more words

Life, Love And Parenting

My Mother In Law

Just read Nadia’s (*dadahdadah Mba Nadia* Masih ingat aku kah? :) Kita ketemu di blogging workshop. Maap baru nongol2 lagi) post about her mother-in-law, which was actually a theme given by the… 677 more words


what 23 months sober means to me

Thank you to this swan for sharing her story.

A photograph of me came up on Facebook – it was taken 2 years ago…….

When I look at it, I see a sad, insecure person who had an addiction to alcohol. 280 more words