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It’s time to rest

December 23, 2021

Happy Holidays!!!  Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! I am writing to you to wish you and your family a happy “holiday season.”   As much as it is fun, it is also full of stress.  🙂 Really, it wouldn’t be the holidays if it didn’t have its challenges. As I sit here on this 23rd day of December, an hour after my last Christmas present was purchased, I…

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Oh, the picture books!

December 12, 2021

A week ago my middle sister sent me a text, “Who thought it would be a good idea to do picture books for Christmas??” Yup, here we are, AGAIN…December 12th and I still do not have them done, not even started! With every picture that comes into my phone, I feel reminded.  And with every tick of the clock, I wonder how the heck am I ever going…

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Decorating at Christmas

December 6, 2020

Every December I go through hoops decorating the house for Christmas. As the kids and I teetered on a ladder Thursday evening putting up Christmas lights on our front entrance, Jacob and I both looked at each other and asked, “Why?”  Do you know why? Jacob and I shook our heads and laughed a little, holding the garland as Tyler wobbled up on the top of the ladder.…

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A Gift

November 23, 2020

The holidays are going to seem a little different this year. Our plans have had to change due to the pandemic, and the reality is setting in as to how vigilant we still need to be. Last weekend we decided, as a family, that we were all going to stay put. Stiff regulations on how we can travel to other states as New Yorkers helped along the decision…