Category Archives: family


I hope everyone had a good week. Mine was going pretty smoothly until Wednesday. Both Bailey and I started to feel the cold coming on. It was inevitable, it happens every September. Little germ monsters unite, and they usually win! … Continue reading

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Happy Friday, all! I hope you all enjoyed your week. I had a great week. It was spring break here for the kiddos, so I’ve been busy with them. The weather has been okay. At least we’re able to get outside. It’s been … Continue reading

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Good Luck Sue

Good luck Sue on your very first day of your new job. I’ll be thinking of you all day and hope it all goes well for you. We are all very proud of you.

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Happy Anniversary To Us

♥ Happy 32nd anniversary to my husband Paul. On one hand it seems like forever and on the other I wonder where all the time went. Cheers to us  ♥ Wow!!! Look at the clothes!! Paul’s parents are on the left … Continue reading

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Does the apple fall far from the tree?

What do you think about this? Does the “apple fall far from the tree?” Do you believe in “a chip off the old block?” Are you a lot like your family? Do you see the same “type” of people in … Continue reading

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Family Dinners

Teens who had fewer than 3 family dinners a week were almost 4 times more likely to try tobacco and twice as likely to use alcohol. Do you require attendance at the family dinner table? If so, how often? And, … Continue reading

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One of my favorite episodes

The end of this one makes me cry every single time. I know it’s long but watch the last 4 minutes or so if you care to and are able. Sometimes I wish I lived back then.

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What do they do up there?

Every single time I see this it really makes me smile. It could have been us. Do you have good memories like this?

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Big Kiss

This was a discussion on The Talk one day and I wondered what you all thought about it. The discussion I’m talking about is right at the beginning. Do you kiss your kids on the mouth? I love the way Jessica Alba … Continue reading

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Has this ever affected you?

Are you a parent helping to support an adult child? Are you an adult child supporting a parent? Does it frustrate you? Or, have you ever been in the position you’ve had to ask your parents for financial support? Does … Continue reading

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I hope everyone had a nice week. Why is it that sometimes days, weeks, go by so slow, and others so fast? It seems like for the last 2 weeks, it’s gone by so fast. Saturday will be very busy for us, … Continue reading

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Today on The Talk, one of the conversations was about  worry. Do you worry? It’s right around the 6 minute mark but if you listen, I was just like Sharon Osborne. Like she said “I worry about everything. Every-Little-Thing.” Whether … Continue reading

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Here’s to another Friday! I always welcome Friday with open arms, it’s the only week day we have no plans in the evening. We hunker down, and have some quality family time at home. Saturday, we’re heading out to Paul and Joys … Continue reading

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Parental leaves

What do you all think of this? I think I may feel differently than the rest of you but I’m not sure. I think this is a topic we’ve never discussed here. I’m going to tell you how I feel … Continue reading

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This does a heart good.

I think this is one of the most touching video’s I’ve seen in a long L-O-N-G time.

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Family Secrets

I can remember when I was a little girl and my parents would be talking about something in hushed tones and they’d tell us that “this stays in the family.” We knew that this was something we weren’t supposed to … Continue reading

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More than just a Question of the day

I’ve been hearing all this talk just like I’m sure you have about the why’s of the Arizona shootings. I’ve been hearing about the “blame” many feel towards Jared Loughner’s parent’s and I’ve been hearing once again “let’s blame the guns” … Continue reading

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Cemeteries,cremation. What’s your preference?

When I was a little girl my grandma used to go once a week with all her little old lady friends to the Greenridge Cemetery and “take care of the graves.” They’d all load up their tools and would fill … Continue reading

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Just a warm and gooey feeling post.

2 Sisters Share Same Christmas Card Over 61 Years. This story amazed me. How cool is this?

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I Wish You Enough

Recently I overheard a Father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the Father said, ‘I love you, and I wish you enough.’ The … Continue reading

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At what age….

I was over at Mom Logic reading one day and was thinking back to when my kids were younger and they still liked to make things for people. Bookmarks or play-dough pots or pop-cycle stick picture frames and I remember how much fun … Continue reading

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Family Heirlooms

Laura and I were chatting one morning and I’m not sure what brought it up. We were talking about getting rid of things. Both Paul and  Steve have a hard time with that. I told her I had a hard … Continue reading

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The Invisible Mother from SKL

SKL found this on another blog and got permission for us to post it. It’s very moving. It was written by Mary Lynn Plaisance. It all began to make sense, the blank stares, the lack of response, the way one of the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Sue

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUE You loved your Barbie You now love craft fairs I hope you have a great dinner Don’t forget this Have fun at your craft fair and have a wonderful birthday.

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How Old Is Too Old To Be A Dad?

How old is too old to be a dad? Anyone have an opinion here? Here’s another good question from WCCO. I really dread to open up a question like this because to me, it’s really such a personal choice and … Continue reading

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