Archive for December 2015

Lessons Learned in 2015

Tomorrow marks the last day of 2015.  It’s been a year, but then again, aren’t they all?  I’m feeling reflective today, so jotted down some of the lessons this year has brought to me.  As you read through mine, consider what this year has gifted you, in terms of knowledge and experience.  Our challenge is... Read more »

Sandy Hook: Three Years Ago

Three years ago this afternoon I was driving with my then three year old in the back seat.  We were stuck in traffic coming home from Milwaukee.  My husband called me wondering if I had heard the news.  What news?, I asked.  I was grateful the boy was sleeping, as I listened to the reports... Read more »

How $10 and Amazon Allowed Me to Go Home Again

Ten years ago I lost my Mom and last spring my Dad died after ten years as a widower.  Less than a year after my Mom was gone, my Dad opted to sell their last shared home and sold or distributed most of their belongings accumulated after almost 50 years of marriage.  It was hard... Read more »
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The Good Enough Christmas

It’s December 8, folks.  High freaking gear for the holiday season.  Are you ready?  Are you freaking out?  Do you feel your heart rate rise just thinking about December 25th being less than three weeks away? To date, I have ordered some gifts online, my family holiday cards arrived in the mail yesterday (but need... Read more »

When He Was Six

In just a few weeks, my now six year old will turn seven.  I am not one of those moms who mourn their children growing older.  I can’t, simply because of circumstance. I celebrate the milestones, the independence, the sheer miracle of a child growing up.  What a blessing. I also savor the fleeting nature... Read more »