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The "10 Best" of Christmas 2012

The "10 Best" of Christmas 2012
The anticipation of Christmas is intoxicating. I get so excited with the “to do” list of planning-shopping-wrapping-cooking, giving-decorating-baking, that the day after Christmas is just exhausting. So each year, from December 1-26, exhilaration to near meltdown I go–but it is so worth it. I experienced Christmas in Chicago twice this month, and both with overnights... Read more »

Sandy Hook: This Mother of Boys Speaks Out

Sandy Hook: This Mother of Boys Speaks Out
There were missing children at Christmas celebrations in Newtown, Connecticut yesterday. A horrendous aberration. Unspeakable. Yet we must speak. And we as parents, and as a society, must change. The news on the morning of December 15 was devastating. It was even more horrific as the day grew longer. An unfathomable crime had taken place at Sandy Hook... Read more »

7 Ways Teen Boys are Just Like Grandpa

7 Ways Teen Boys are Just Like Grandpa
I have been doing The Senior Shuffle for a year now and there have been many wonderful moments. I have spent more time with my parents in the last 12 months than I have in the last 12 years. I am grateful for the meals we share these days. As a daughter, and as a mom of... Read more »
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My Favorite Veteran

My Favorite Veteran
Honor. Courage. All for One and One for All. Love for Country. These are some of the character traits that my father modeled during WWII. He joined the Army Air Corps as a B17 tail gunner at age 17. There wasn’t anything that he wouldn’t do for his crew. Today, a few days shy of 87,... Read more »
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    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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