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Laughing in Church

May 1, 2022

Dear Readers, It’s been a busy week!  Lacrosse is in full swing, the leaves are about ready to burst out of their buds and I think, by the time you open this article on Monday morning, there will be lilacs ready to be picked.  I do love this time of year, it’s so fresh. What I wanted to share this week, is just a little piece of a…

Perspective

Why I hug…

April 24, 2022

On Tuesday, November 5, 1985, my life and the way I think of goodbye changed, forever. Over the last few weeks, I have watched close people in my life suffer through losing people close to them.   I have been affected. Loss is a trigger to reflect and go deep within yourself.  And even though it may not be your loss, you can’t help but be affected watching people…

Family Perspective

A Boy Mom’s “Prom”

April 10, 2022

On this morning after prom, I am here to say that I think it’s much easier to be the mother of a boy during these occasions. Not nearly as stressful as what it is on the girl side. Mothers of boys spend their “day of” cleaning vehicles, reminding their boys to wash behind their ears, and then attach the boutonnière to their lapel.  We give them a quick once…

Business

The Daily Dirt Campaign Launch

April 4, 2022

Dear Readers, I am excited, and nervous today. Today is the day. The day that we are launching our Daily Dirt campaign which will help to fund our newest endeavor, the Daily Dirt.   “Can you dig it?” The Daily Dirt “seed” was planted 7 years ago, in a humble office on the Main Street of Greenwich.  As an off-the-cuff comment, it came from Brittany about the need for…

Perspective Travel

Dear Delta,

March 27, 2022

Dear Delta, I just wanted to thank you for the mind-numbing experience you gave me during my flight last week. How thankful I was that you placed screens on the back of every seat. I was able to view 14 different things at once as I looked on either side and to the rows ahead of me.  Watching all of those different screens certainly helped to free my…

Travel

Moving Animals

March 6, 2022

Once a day, once a week, or once a month.  It’s an event to be marked, especially when performed with family members. Moving animals. Reading the moods ahead of time doesn’t seem to matter, as you know, dispositions are likely to change on a dime. It is nearly impossible to anticipate all of the loopholes that an animal or herd of animals will find.  Some days it’s like…

Family

Here are my 3 Valentines

February 13, 2022

Here are my 3 Valentine’s! Tyler, Jacob, and Sam. To be honest, Valentine’s Day is a day that I am challenged with.  Not because I don’t believe in telling people that you love them, but because I know, for just as many people who are feeling the love today, many more are feeling just the opposite, very unloved.  It makes me sad. Maybe today, you should consider showing…

Family Lifestyle

Basketball on a cold winter’s night

February 6, 2022

I love watching my kids play basketball. Every year, it gets more fun as they grow, change, and all of the kids get better and better at working together as a team. It’s a culture also, an institution of going to games every Friday night in the dark winter months.  Truly, it helps me get through the bitter cold. The games are about sitting in the same spot…

Family Lifestyle Perspective

Here comes responsibility

January 2, 2022

Good Morning!  Happy New Year! From my family to yours 🙂 This is what I am thinking about today: Responsibility.  Specifically, how it is going to carry us through the new year. I am going to go back to New Years Day when a friend of mine brought to my attention an observation that they made.  I was very calm, allowing my 16-year-old to chauffeur my 12 and 19-year-old…

Lifestyle Perspective

A Case of the Pregnant Pause

September 12, 2021

There are always those situations that we wish we had handled differently.   I am talking about a bad draw of interaction, a time in which you might have been put into an uncomfortable spot—not because of you, but more because of the mood of someone else. (eyebrow raise) I always feel that I need to immediately come back with a response when I am spoken to. I think most of…