Category Archives: Relationships

Cool Grass Moments

It’s been an eventful week. My stepson was in a major car accident (thankfully walking away with only minor injuries), my older brother’s health is declining (again), and my husband just lost his job.  On a scale of 1 – … Continue reading

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Girl Jobs and Boy Jobs

We women are strong, smart, independent, and fiercely tenacious. We’ve worked hard for a lot of years to reach as close to gender equality as possible with the men of the world. Although it isn’t perfect, we have done a … Continue reading

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It’s Not All Bad

Yee-Gads. Enough already. So much daily doom and gloom, it is exhausting and sickening. We can’t escape being bombarded with fear-inducing, anger-generating news every day. Questionable leadership, threats of war, climate change, the destruction of our earth, heroin epidemics, terrorism, … Continue reading

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Going Out

One of the weirdest things about being the mom of a teenager is the fact that I am watching him experience things that I remember doing myself, as if it was…well, ok, maybe not just yesterday. I remember my high … Continue reading

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Dear Me

Last night I enjoyed reading a well-written short article in the latest issue of AARP Magazine. I will now pause while you all snicker and chuckle over me admitting to not only receiving, but reading, AARP magazine.  Yeah, I know, … Continue reading

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Simply Fortunate

Lately it seems like we are all carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders. Around the kitchen table, at social gatherings, and on social media, we are having far more discussions about the future of our government, political … 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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