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Fairy Tale Slumber

The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults age 26 – 64 should get 7 – 9 hours of sleep each night. So let’s take a quick poll. Real Women out there in that age range, how many of you average 7 … 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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A Perfect Storm of Perseverance

We all have someone in our lives who is just a bit more unique, more challenging, and more special than most others. For me, that person is my oldest brother. He is the Perfect Storm of health challenges and disability. … Continue reading

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Giving Care

Due to curiosity and a bit of a hunch, I did some research (aka Google search), and according to the U.S. Census, the population of people aged 65 and over is somewhere around 34 million. The population of people aged … Continue reading

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Plot Change

This past weekend I enjoyed some much-needed Real Women downtime with a couple of BFFs. While talking and catching up, we would from time to time stall out on what we were dicussing, lose our place, or make a rapid … Continue reading

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No Choice in the Matter

“ You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”    — Desmond Tutu. According to Merriam-Webster, Family is defined as a group of people who are related to each other, or a … Continue reading

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