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Grateful for All the Extra Grandmas

“Mom, why do we call Linda ‘Grandma?’” My 9-year-old asked me this question recently about a woman from our church.…

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5 Perks to Raising Kids without Family Nearby

The good of child-rearing without family nearby I recently read a post by Leah Campbell called “To the Mom Who…

Children and Grandparents: Love Them While You Can

I was cleaning out the spare dresser in our guest bedroom when I found the journal I kept when I…

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Lessons from Grandma

My grandmother passed away a month ago today, and I miss her terribly. This will be a bittersweet Mother’s Day…

Keeping Memories in the Family

My home is filled with special secondhand furniture. Much of it once belonged to other family members, from our coffee…

What is a Memory?

As I thought about family memories and what makes a memory, I started to think about a quote from Wilfrid…

The Fuchsia Sock

As we were leaving the hotel and heading our car toward north for home, I noticed a fuchsia sock lying…

Friends in High Places

Yesterday I flew home from visiting my daughter’s family in Florida.   It was warm and sunny, not only outside, but also…

Thursday Three: Recent Reminders to Enjoy My Kids

The cliché that the childhood years pass “in the blink of an eye” is so overused it basically has no…

Building Memories Between Old and Young

My kindergarten-aged daughter, Megan, recently ran into one of her friends from preschool. The two girls did not recognize each…