Monthly Archives: January 2011

Teachers Make All the Difference

Full disclosure: I am a teacher. My husband is a teacher. His Mom, sister and brother-in-law are all teachers. Just so you know that up front. But still…teachers make all the difference, don’t you think? We are blessed to live in a community where the schools are incredible. They are top-notch and so are most…

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Scar Tissue

I recently came across some old CDs with photos from 2005 – 2006, I was delighted to find them, given our family photo history disappeared with my computer during the robbery. As I began to upload them to the new computer I found tears welling up in my eyes, I have to be honest it…

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If I’m still grieving, how does she feel?

I had tried to promise myself that I wouldn’t write about my best friend Nena or her son Glenn again, BUT, I’m still having a hard time with it. And it really has to deal with grief. If you want to read the first post, it’s HERE. I have to ask myself, if I’m still…

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Magic Marker Monday — The Art of Kindness…

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” ~Pablo Picasso Welcome to Magic Marker Monday! If you haven’t heard about Magic Marker Monday yet, click here and then hurry right back…     I shield my kids a lot. I do my best to keep their…

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Just Managing

Precious got the flu last week.  She started getting sick on Sunday night and missed the whole week of school.  I work for a wonderful employer and get 5 days of family-related leave a year.  Only problem is, that it goes pretty fast between the number of appointments Precious has, along with the fact that…

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Her way.. One half turn at a time.

When Zoe was almost 5, I published an article about her differences, and the importance of raising her to believe she was ” just like everyone else” and  capable of doing anything, her own way..  I wrote about the way my daughters danced together back then ”  Dressed in matching dance outfits, feather boas and princess…

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I Hate Being Late!

As the bird tweets, we miss a lot of fun activities!  That’s because we’re always late to the party… literally!  We’ve missed the better half of birthday parties, christenings, the walk down the aisle, the eulogy, the sun.  You name it.  We’ve missed it.  Anyone else having trouble getting places on time since they had…

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I was desperate for sleep

Define Sleep:   A natural periodic state of rest for the mind and body, in which the eyes usually close and consciousness is completely or partially lost, so that there is a decrease in bodily movement and responsiveness to external stimuli. During sleep the brain in humans and other mammals undergoes a characteristic cycle of brain-wave…

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An Open Letter to the Doctor

Dear Doctor (you can insert name here), I promised that this year I was going to be the kinder, gentler version of myself. Until I sat in your office. My appointment was at 8. You sent the resident to subdue us at 9:15. Said resident obviously doesn’t know the ABC’s of nursing/medicine (Always Bring the…

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He’s a Little Runaway

Regardless of the fact that the title of this post conjures up images of bad eighties Bon Jovi music, Ian is a little runaway.  He’s an eloper. He tends to “wander off”.  But only at home. Ian has never, ever been content being boxed into one space for too long. He would leave his room…

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