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how I spent my summer vacation

Obviously I don't literally mean "vacation" because my children are home. Summer isn't exactly a vacation, but a break from the school routine which allows some variety in our lives. For example, my children have been arguing on a variety of topics instead of just who showers first. I get to prepare a variety of… Continue reading how I spent my summer vacation

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To The Nurses Who Made a Difference in My Life

I've spent more days in the hospital than I can count. So I can't tell you how many daily visits with the doctor I had in my hospital room. That would take a lot of math. But the math that really stumps me is how many times I was visited by a nurse. If you've been lucky… Continue reading To The Nurses Who Made a Difference in My Life

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When Health & Nutrition Are Easy

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #100MillionReasons #CollectiveBias The week we returned from our beach vacation in Florida, I took my 5 year-old to the doctor for a cough. The cough started while we were in Florida and seemed to get worse during our vacation.… Continue reading When Health & Nutrition Are Easy

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the burdens of her mother

"When is your birthday?" asked the volunteer behind the library counter. "May 18th," my daughter answered, incorrectly. Perhaps we should have skipped this event. The night before, my soon-to-be 9 year-old had been concerned about attending Birthday Book Club as she does not like "rushing around" in the morning. I assured her that attending would not… Continue reading the burdens of her mother