Category Archives: Family

Thanksgiving

Blessings to you this Thanksgiving, and throughout the year. Today I offer you this poem. I think it captures the realism of life; the struggle when some blessings are quite hidden, and the amazement when others are bigger than we … Continue reading

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Pre-Thanksgiving Tips

A week out from Thanksgiving and I’m feeling the pressure of lots to do and my ability to pull it all off without experiencing symptoms of a panic attack. Can you relate? As I was thinking of some ideas, I … Continue reading

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Ingredient Substitutes for the Holidays

Recent text from my son: “Say something involves breadcrumbs and looks good and I want to make it. Any suggestions/alternatives to stay away from the breadcrumbs? LOL” I picked up the phone. Too much texting to cover that ground and … Continue reading

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The Great Pumpkin

It was quite a disturbing incident for such a small, quiet town. Everybody knew everybody in Danville. To think that my great pumpkin had been stolen was incomprehensible! I was only ten years old. My dad had grown the biggest … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Simplify Mealtime

One of the biggest issues families face today is mealtime—together. Lots of schedules, directions, agendas, and taste preferences. The idea of gathering for a home-cooked meal may even seem hopeless, which then leads to more eating out. Eating in is … Continue reading

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Michigan Peaches and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Delightful summer days and lots of kids are back in school. When I heard from one of my favorite moms that she sent her daughters to school the first day and forgot to send their lunches along–oops– the memories of … Continue reading

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It’s Berry Time

Indiana plus June equals strawberries. ‘Tis the season to enjoy the best of the best. When my boys were little, we would make the trip to Johnson’s Farm in Hobart on Ridge Road and ride the school bus out to … Continue reading

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Take a Step…Back

Do you often feel as though you can’t move fast enough? Too much to do and not enough hours in the day, right? We can get so caught up in our “To Do” lists that we barely breathe, and that’s … Continue reading

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