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The words that scare us most

Like many of you, our family has had its share of devasting moments. A few years ago, our sweet grandson was not responding to his name. At eighteen months he wasn’t talking. His older sister was quite the chatterbox by that time. I know, I know, you shouldn’t compare one to another. Each child is […]

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A Child’s Tomorrow

A friend’s recent Facebook status quote by her young son, “I was a good boy tomorrow” just cracked me up. It also reminded me of a “tomorrow” story involving my own son. Let me set the scenario – it is Christmas Eve. My son & I are staying the night with my parents, so as […]

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New Year? No Worries!

I hear so many people talk about being “worried” these days. I could put all sorts of witty quotes about worry here, but you’ll have to go to the Facebook or Pinterest pages for those. Simply put and all quotes aside, worry doesn’t help. Who or what have you ever helped by worrying about it? […]

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Awaiting the Unknown

I write to encourage others to move positively forward. When I face my own challenges, I feel compelled to walk my talk. We have a health situation with a family member and indications have been that it may not be an easy go from here on out. BUT, we don’t know, yet, what they are […]

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Hard to get up in the dark

Have you noticed it’s dark when you get up these days? I typically get up at 6AM. It’s dark now. During the summer it was easy. The bright sun shining through the curtains seemed to say, “Good Morning, Pam! It’s a wonderful new day! Let’s get this party started!” Last week, as I rolled over […]

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Riding out Florence

I was having a conversation the other day with a friend who is frantic about the incoming hurricane. She was tracking it relentlessly and checking her phone for updates, constantly. She has family on the coast and was, understandably, concerned. However, her concern was stressing her out… big time. Her family had come to stay […]

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10 tips for stress free school mornings

Everybody’s busy this time of year, so I’ll keep this one short and sweet… It’s almost time for the kids to go back to school. Indeed, some schools have already started. As everyone adjusts back into the school routine, I thought I’d share some quick tips to make the mornings go a little more smoothly… […]

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Night time conversations

Jim and I were having a conversation, shortly before bed time, about him thinking I have too many things on my plate. I found it very interesting to wake up the next morning after having this dream… Having left some place to head to the USO, and passing barns with hanging beef, I realized I […]

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I didn’t buy milk and bread

I did my regular grocery shopping on Wednesday, before the snow flew, and the store was jam packed with people buying bread and milk. We don’t drink milk and I didn’t need bread, so I didn’t buy milk and bread. Good thing, as the supply was basically depleted. Currently, living in the Southeast, we are […]

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Lakawanna

Pennsylvania has some very strange town names. When we used to travel through PA, one of the town we passed was Lackawanna. (I spelled it incorrectly on purpose, I know nothing about the town and don’t mean any offense to those who live there.) We often passed the sign for Lackawanna College. We would tease […]

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