Browsing: Family

life changed
Life Changed: My Own Modern Family
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My first thought as I looked at our table was, “Well, this is very Modern Family”. The widow with the divorced guy and four daughters between them, some with significant others, one being same-sex.

life lessons
Accidental Life Lessons
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Every parent does it.  We actively (and often aggressively) teach our children life lessons –the ins and outs, the rights and wrongs, the dos and don’ts…

My Adoption Reunion Story
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I grew up knowing I was adopted. I accidentally found out at a very young age. I can remember seeing my original birth certificate on our…

empty nest
10 Lessons I Learned In My Empty Nest
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Jeff Bezos owes me a thank you note. Yes, the art of handwritten thank you notes may be almost extinct but given the number of orders I placed early in my empty nest period, It seems that the kids need something every day that they forgot at home.

cooking with mom
Cooking With Mom: 101
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The plan for my ulterior motive of spending time with him, in my territory–the kitchen–was hatched: Cooking with Mom 101.

solo empty nest
My Solo Empty Nest
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I don’t just have an empty nest, I have a solo empty nest. That was what faced me that morning. In five days I would not be waking up to a quiet house, I would be waking up to a silent house. 

in law
10 Reasons To Love Your Parent-In-Law
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In-laws are the source of many jokes and can be the cause of great stress in a marriage. What if we thought about it differently and found reasons to love our parent-in-law as much as we love our own parents?

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