Category Archives: Family

To my friends and family, or mere acquaintance battling silently or not so silently with depression

I want you to know that you are loved and you are needed, here with us. No matter how dark it is for you, no matter how far away you feel, you are loved and are needed here. This world, … Continue reading

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Raising a Man

My son is 12. He is quiet and thoughtful. Overly mature for his age, adventurous, rugged, and yet within him is a special kind of kindred spirit. As a mother I want to raise him to be more than just … Continue reading

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Twig and Berries With a Side of Gum

Have you ever wondered how to get gum off your skin? Honestly, I had never thought about that until I had a child. I’m sure my son and nephew will hate me later for sharing this….HOWEVER, it’s too funny to … Continue reading

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Let it Shine

Recently my family and I attended a lovely bon-fire. This was not a simple bon-fire, the fire was at least 20 feet tall; the fire was¬†brilliantly¬†amazing. As I sat on the ground, leaves all around, my little mini-me perched on … Continue reading

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Teriyaki Chicken with Fried Rice, Veggies and Crab Rangoon

This recipe is truly a labor of love. It takes about 2 hours from start to finish, but it is WELL WORTH the time involved. WHAT YOU NEED: One chicken breast for every person you are feeding (unless they are … Continue reading

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Conversations With a Toddler: A Spy Glass and the F Bomb

For the past couple of days my daughter has been obsessed with wanting a spy glass/telescope. When we visit any store she asks if they have a telescope. Silly me I’m thinking about the cheap-o ones that don’t even really … Continue reading

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A Note from the Cleaning Lady (Based on Actual Events)

Mr. H, I do not wish to come across as complaining, HOWEVER, as the designated cleaning lady of your home I would like to bring a few things to your attention. In the hall bathroom it appears as though some … Continue reading

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