Category Archives: family

A Reading of The Jobo Tree – My Short Story in Highlights Magazine

Eleven years ago my short story “The Jobo Tree” (pronounced Hobo Tree) was published in the September 2006 issue of Highlights for Children magazine. Soon after it was published, I received an award in the mail for “Author of the Month.” I … Continue reading

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Mom’s Scary Prank

Hello everyone! Today I have a Slice of Life – True Story to share with you. I recorded it so you can get the full effects, but for those who can’t watch the video, the text is below. I finally … Continue reading

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The Heirloom Vacuum – Slice of Life Real Story Plus Why I’ve Been MIA the Past Year

Hello friends. I’m hoping to get back to blogging again. The past year has been overwhelming, heartbreaking, and mind boggling, so much so that I’ve wondered if my hubby George and I have been thrust into an alternate universe. Basically, … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Strange Ticking – A True Story in Honor of My Mother

So much has happened in my life the past year, so I’ve been MIA from this website. Sometimes life events trump keeping up with blogging, but I hope to write about it soon. For now, we’ll keep this post on … Continue reading

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Dance of Life and Girls Just Want to Have Fun – #BOAW16

I’m thrilled to be able to take part in this year’s Beauty of a Woman blogfest. I’ve done tons of reflecting back on my life since I turned 60 in March. Funny that no matter how old we get, we still … Continue reading

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The Gift of Health

Years ago, Dr. William Sears, world-renowned pediatrician and father of eight, was talking with other parents about what they could do to help their children succeed in life. “A good education” was mentioned, along with money, self-discipline, and other things … Continue reading

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Bathroom Bling For The Mother Who Has Everything!

Are you stumped as far as what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? Last March I found the perfect gift for the mom who has everything. It was at the Spring Boutique in Brea, California. Can you guess what … Continue reading

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When Laughing Isn’t Appropriate

Have you ever been in a situation when something struck you as awfully funny, but laughter wasn’t kosher for that time and place? Seems like it happens to the best of us. I don’t have a photo of the worship … Continue reading

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Beauty of a Woman 2014 – My Morphing Body and Mind

This post is part of August McLaughlin’s Beauty of a Woman BlogFest 2014. I’m excited yet nervous to be taking part in this BlogFest. I confess that I’m stepping out of my comfort zone big time. As nervous as I … Continue reading

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Parenting Plights & Delights – Hairy Moments Animated

Last week’s Parenting Plights & Delights was about a hairy scare. Deja vu! Today’s post is a retelling of that same incident, only it’s much shorter and it’s animated! Yahoo! I made my first PowToon’s animation. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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