Category Archives: Helping others

Cutting Corners

I grew up in the days when 4-H was a thing. It still is a thing, a very good thing, but you just don’t hear as much about it in most communities any more. Or perhaps I’m just out of … Continue reading

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Needing to be Needed

“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so someone in the house is happy to see you.” – Nora Ephron Oh, sure, we all complain. We all get weary of feeling like we are being pulled … Continue reading

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When It’s Ok to Not Know

My son is a Sophomore in high school. Which means he is caught in that odd transition between being a kid and being an adult. And I’m in that odd transition of wishing he was still my little boy, and … Continue reading

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Prepare to Do Nothing.

I had a conversation with a couple of coworkers today who pointed out some of the reasons so many of us truly enjoy Thanksgiving:  food, football, and stretchy pants.  It is a day when, after the flurry of food preparation … Continue reading

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As Luck Will Have It

“Let’s go this way.” “What is it?” “What’s what?” “What?” “What’s what?” Sigh. “I don’t know.” This was a conversation I overheard this weekend between a nurse and an older woman resident at the Nursing Facility where my brother lives. … Continue reading

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Supposed to be Easier

My son asked me the other night if life was easier and less stressful when I was a teenager than it is now?  I thought about it and told him that I didn’t think life was easier, we had our … Continue reading

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I Can, Because They Did

I took a real, honest-to-goodness, day off today. Like so many other real women, this is a rarity. I’m usually running around trying to play the game of beat the clock, fitting far too much into my day. (My siblings … Continue reading

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