A little jolt of family

Having moved away from my family many years ago I became independent and did not prioritize family holidays.  When I met my partner, we spent many of the holidays with his family for several reasons including proximity and his desire to be close.  Last year, while spending time with his family I had a tinge... Continue Reading →

“I don’t know how you do it”

"I don't know how you do it", I have heard this phrase for years, regularly.  Honestly, there have been times when I myself have wondered how I have done it, but I have.  Everyone has to find their own way but here are some tricks on how I have "done it" over the years.  ... Continue Reading →

Pet adoption

  How many times have your children asked for a pet?  Most ask constantly- a dog, cat, fish, lizard, any number of animals.  When my children were small, no, no, no, I could not say no enough.  I felt like I was juggling so many things and the thought of adding yet another attention-needing thing... Continue Reading →

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