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Why I Never Plan to Downsize

Update, 4.2018:  (Turning of the head, embarrassed look).  It happened.  This must be how politicians feel when they make promises!  Back in 2011, I wrote my original post.  Then I was childless.   Three kids later, I still agree with everything I wrote, but I’m also seven years older and have accepted…

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Looking Out for Baby #3

I have a thing for #3’s.  In my family, I am the third child.  Ironically, I didn’t really plan to have three children (surprise!). But there you go, God gave me another treasure.  And probably for good reason because I advocate for those #3’s I tell you.

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Ice cream this Easter

Three years ago, Dad was still with us and despite not being able to eat easily and being low on energy, he still participated in lent.  He liked ice cream a lot.  And so even though his cancer already prevented him from enjoying so many things he loved like gardening…

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This is How I Know What Love is

Update (originally published in 2014): Reflecting on the lessons my grandma taught me to stick with my honey even when loving requires muscle and tears. Missing her now.  We learn best from example and the best lessons I’ve learned are often from people older than myself.  My big sister coupons,…