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SAY THEIR NAME

He was one of the most important parts of my life for more than fifteen years We traveled, we explored, we lived and loved He made me his wife, and I made him my husband We welcome two beautiful kids […]...

December 20, 2021

FIVE THINGS EVERY WIDOWED PARENT WISH YOU KNEW ABOUT BACK TO SCHOOL

Tomorrow I send my babies back to school…again It’s an exciting night for homes across the country, as kids prepare for a new year and parents trust their chosen school and teachers to help guide their children for a few […]...

December 20, 2021

TELL ME ABOUT MY DADDY….

TELL ME ABOUT MY DADDY… “Mommy, tell me about my Daddy please” She looked at me with her big blue eyes, and she didn’t falter It was the evening of her eleventh birthday, and the first time in eight years […]...

December 20, 2021

18 CRITICAL THINGS TO GIVE UP IN 2018

18 CRITICAL THINGS TO GIVE UP IN 2018 It’s the end of another year and time for those time-honored New Year resolutions We do it every year We promise to drop weight, get healthy, fix our lives in one way […]...

December 20, 2021

BEFORE THE NEXT STAGE

BEFORE THE NEXT STAGE It seems like yesterday that the doctor placed you in my arms and I fell in love You were, and still are incredible So tiny So innocent So perfect within your newness I didn’t know that […]...

December 20, 2021

THE WORLD LOVES MANGO!!

MANGO LOVE!!! THE WORLD LOVES MANGO!! Did you know that MORE fresh mangos are eaten every single day around the world than any other fruit As an American that blows my mind Our country sees to be obsessed with bananas […]...

December 20, 2021

SENDING THEM TO SCHOOL, AFRAID

SENDING THEM TO SCHOOL, AFRAID It is that time of the year again The time when we send our children off to school to learn, to grow, to socialize, to develop mentally, physically, and emotionally School is not a replacement […]...

December 20, 2021

REPAIR OR REPLACE? LIFE, LOVE AND THE PURSUIT OF PERFECT FLOORS

REPAIR OR REPLACE LIFE, LOVE AND THE PURSUIT OF PERFECT FLOORS After I married Keith, we moved to Montana from Arizona, and we built a sweet little house out on some land We wanted a place the kids could stretch […]...

December 20, 2021

THE #1 BEST THING ABOUT BEING WIDOWED!

THE #1 BEST THING ABOUT BEING WIDOWED! I’ll save you all the work of scrolling down through this text to find the answer to the teaser that is in the title of this blog The best thing about being Widowed […]...

December 20, 2021

WORDS OF WISDOM FOR ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR

Below are the words of wisdom I shared with my 6th-grade daughter and my 4th-grade son going into another new School Year 10 THINGS I TOLD MY DAUGHTER AS SHE WENT TO MIDDLE SCHOOL #1 – Not everyone will like […]...

December 20, 2021

RAISING CHILDREN YOU DIDN’T CREATE

OCT27 RAISING CHILDREN YOU DIDN’T CREATE You didn’t help create them You didn’t hold my hand over the nine months as they formed You didn’t help pick their cribs, their names, or their first outfit You weren’t there at t...

December 20, 2021

FINDING A DEEPER MEANING

FINDING A DEEPER MEANING – 10 THINGS BALI TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIVING LIFE WITH MORE MEANING Some places are magical because they are stunningly beautiful Some places are magical because they are open-air museums, a snapshot into history Some places...

December 20, 2021

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