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Grandparents:: The Most Important Members of Our Tribe

There is so much talk about how important your “tribe” is today. Don’t get me wrong, finding supportive friends is amazing, helpful, and definitely needed. However, the most critical part of my family’s tribe are our Grandparents. I’m not sure that we would have made it through the early years without them. Actually, that’s not […]

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How to Parent Your Parents

There comes a point in almost every young or middle-aged person’s life when you find you need to learn how to parent your parents. Suddenly, you are the responsible party. For some, it happens overnight. This was my case. My dad was in a motorcycle accident and all of a sudden, I found myself comforting […]

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The Gifts of the Mothers Before Me

In the hallway of our home hangs a note from my Grandma Ann. Reserved and preserved to celebrate an occasion in my life, it was carefully tucked away along with a handmade gift.  My special little piece of Grandma. Just her to just me, and it reads just like this: Saved for Emily Anne with […]

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On Embracing Seasons

I. Hate. Winter. There. I said it.  I grew up in Wisconsin, so it’s not like I’m not used to the snow, ice, and cold. It’s just that I don’t like it. Beyond that, I just love summer. So much so, that from the first day of August until the first snowflake falls, I find […]

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