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Teenagers

When my kids were little, there were more seasoned moms that would say, “Oh, you think it is hard now, just wait until they are teenagers!” I used to just brush it off and think, “no way, my kids will never…” Never say never, right?! Now here I sit, years later, with a son who […]

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My highlight reel....real on all accounts! And, yes, that's a baby powder "snow" angel!

Roll Tape: Highlight Reel Now Playing

Does anyone remember the old “brag books” our parents and grandparents would carry around? They were filled with pictures of their family?  Or even the old picture sleeves that came in wallets which people actually used?  (Hence the reason for the term “wallet size” on those school picture order forms!)  The pictures in these books […]

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Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hannukkah! Happy Channukkah! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Chanukka! Sameach Hanukkah! Whichever one you prefer, Happy Hanukkah to you and yours! The story of Hanukkah is that the Greeks were trying to desecrate the Temple to push out the Jews in Second Century BC. The Maccabees revolted and defended the region against the Greeks. When they […]

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Blended Families: Live and Learn

“Some families are created in different ways but are still, in every way, a family.” – Nia Vardalos “The Peterson Bunch” is how I refer to our family.  Like “The Brady Bunch,” which aired back in 1969, except we are much more real and none of our problems are solved in thirty minutes.  Our bunch consists […]

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Neighbors = Life Preservers

Growing up, my neighborhood was full of children. We would ride our bikes to and from each other’s houses, have sleepovers, eat meals together, and play from sun up to sun down. I remember running across the street to borrow an egg or a cup of milk from my neighbors for my mom numerous times. […]

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The Big Santa Reveal

I am ambivalent about Santa Claus. You see, where I grew up – Manila, the Philippines, in the late 70’s and early 80’s – Christmas was very much a religious holiday.  The Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country that wears its fervor proudly, is not a place where kids grow up believing in Santa. I think […]

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