Category Archives: family

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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Snakes and Bugs – Parenting Plights & Delights

I asked my sister Cindy if she had any bug or snake stories, knowing how much her son Joker loved bugs as a kid. She told me about the time he was seven. Joker and his friend Joey found a … Continue reading

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Snoring – Parenting Plights & Delights

Kids think snoring is funny. So do I, which is why I taught Grasshopper, my toddler grandson, to pretend snore. The other day he was lying on the floor looking at his shadow on the wall and he did his … Continue reading

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My Dad in Plaid

My dad is a thin man, not very tall, with bony white bow legs which are offset by his clean-shaven face, sharp, handsome features, and hair dark as charcoal. What stands out from the many childhood memories I have of … Continue reading

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Grammy Heaven – Parenting Plights & Delights

I’m in Grammy heaven again. Our oldest daughter gave birth to a healthy girl on June 3rd. She weighs 7 pounds even and is 20 inches long. If this post has a deja vu feel to it, that’s because our … Continue reading

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Kids and Bugs – Parenting Plights & Delights

Some kids (and some of us moms) are spooked by crawly critters, and some kids are fascinated with them. My niece Jaimie was one such child. As a one-year- old, she preferred books about snakes and spiders, but her three-year-old … Continue reading

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It’s A Girl! Parenting Plights & Delights

The above left-hand photo of my son, daughter-in-law, and first grandchild, Little Twinkle Eyes, was taken in the delivery room just over three years ago. I was there to experience the miracle of new life. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the … Continue reading

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Pajama Party With or Without Undies? – Parenting Plights & Delights

Excitement and anticipation buzz through the schools with end-of-year celebrations. Some schools have field days. Others have special themed parties. When my nephew Joker was in kindergarten, his class had a Pajama/Pancake party on the last day. The family was … Continue reading

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