Category Archives: family

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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Those Hairy Moments – Parenting Plights & Delights

When my daughter Lily was 13, her friend shared a crazy incident that happened the previous week. We’ll call her Amanda for now. Her dad, Don, was using the vacuum attachment to get rid of cobwebs. One cobweb was up high, … Continue reading

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Octogenarian’s Still Got It

Today’s my dad’s 81st birthday. He’s hard to buy for, but there’s one thing that makes him light up.  A card with a fresh dollar bill inside. He said it brings back all the excitement he felt as a kid … Continue reading

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Green Screen Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make – Part 1

Howdy Readers! I love playing around with iMovie and making spacey or goofy YouTube videos. Last week I made a new video sharing things NOT to do if you want to use a green screen. On Christmas day I took … Continue reading

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