Archive for May 2013

Mother's Day Brunch Out: Best Part Was Going Home

Mother's Day Brunch Out: Best Part Was Going Home
My dream of Mother’s Day brunch out was not what I expected. If I had asked some friends, I would have stayed put in my nest. Don’t get me wrong, there were many fantastic parts of my day, especially the 3 gifts of affection, affirmation, and appreciation in very tangible form–loving letters from my 3... Read more »

To Give and To Get: 3 Great Gifts for Mother's Day

To Give and To Get: 3 Great Gifts for Mother's Day
Do you feel pressure surrounding all things Mother’s Day? There’s an ironic tension for me to enjoy the day, but there’s the stress to plan for my family and give great gifts like there’s no tomorrow to my mother. My relationship with my mom who has Alzheimer’s Disease (ok, not officially diagnosed, but close enough)... Read more »

Graduation Blues? Don't Think So.

Graduation Blues? Don't Think So.
I know why May is the “merry” month. There’s a groundswell of sweet endings, (cake, hugs, good-byes) and new beginnings. The giddy last days of high school and grad party plans are in full force. Two of my senior sons will graduate–so naturally–there is pause for reflection and cause for concern. Which brings me to another thing... Read more »
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    Carole Pye

    I’m a freelance writer married to thrill-seeking husband, Jim, and mom to fantastic teenage sons: Austin, (18) Trevor, (16) and volunteer foster son, Chris (18). I am also a proud caregiver for my parents, Bob, a WWII Army Air Corps veteran, 87, and Jean, his wife, 85. In between the shuttling and the shuffling of senior boys and senior parents, you can find me sitting still, enjoying a cup of steaming hot tea while pondering the next thing to do.

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