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Shilohs first day of Kindergarten

It’s probably been about 2 years since I’ve posted about Shiloh. It’s hard to find time honestly.

I reached out to her teacher via email after meeting her a week before to see how Shiloh had weather on her very first day. 162 more words


Dear Pat

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I had the best ones for this blog but have just not followed through. I’ve got pages and pages of text I’ve written about my mom (Pat) and have just never put them in here although I’ve thought about this blog often. 150 more words

Empathy or Compassion: You Decide

Something about my middle guy turning six is bringing on the waterworks. He no longer fits in the five and under category. The tender years, the ones they say matter most to their development, security and sense of trust. 1,564 more words


Not Really There (F*@% You Alzheimer's)

I see my grandpa, but he is not really there.

I can hold his hand and touch his warm forehead.

I can give him comfort, but he cannot return the favor. 519 more words

Be Brave

Her 40th surprise birthday party had been epic, surrounded by friends and family.

Exactly a year later, Melissa was sitting at her dining room table in front of a supersized birthday cookie- that she had picked up. 361 more words


California Trip (Los Angeles, Visalia, Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Park)

Can’t believe it’s been a year since our last cross-country trek, which also happens to be the last time I posted… enough time that it is tempting to hang it up, but I’ve really been feeling recently how easy it is to lose all of the details of parenthood and travels that seem so unforgettable at the time. 864 more words