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    Finding understanding

    Q: My in-laws pick up my kids every Friday from school. When they come home after spending the afternoon with their grandparents they always have new toys. This is frustrating to my husband and I because we’re trying to teach our kids to be grateful and it’s hard when they get new stuff each week. […]

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    The change in weather stirs memories

    Thanks to a groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, we were going to have six more weeks of frigid weather. Phil, the groundhog, lives in an indoor natural habitat connected to the town library all year and is ceremoniously brought out on February 2 to predict the weather. If he sees his shadow, there is six more weeks […]

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    Off to a Good Start

    Another year has started. I love January as it is a fresh start. A new beginning. A do-over. A second chance. (we all love second chances, right?). A New Year resolution set, maybe it’s a new goal or a redo on last year’s challenge we made. It’s here though. 2018! Ready set, go! Our new […]

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    Reflecting on the Holidays

    “Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go; The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifting snow.” This familiar song is the song I always think of when I think of the holiday, Thanksgiving. The poem that the song originated from, shows that the author’s […]

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    The Best Gift of All

    My favorite holiday is Mother’s Day. It ranks far and above Christmas, my birthday, or even July 4th with all its sparklers and fireworks that dazzle the night sky. Maybe it’s my absolute favorite because my 3 children used to always spoil me with breakfast in bed and treated me like a queen for the […]

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    That's why the World Calls her Grandma

    As a mother, who absolutely had a blast at raising my children, I often thought about the time when I would become a Grandma. Bob and I only dated for a couple weeks before he asked me to marry him. Both of our parents kicked it in high gear and in a month we had […]

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