Everyone grows up with some semblance of Christmas holiday tradition. Gift exchanges. Tacky, matching pajamas and an annual fireplace photo. Gracing neighbors with incredibly off-key caroling while consuming large quantities of (spiked) eggnog. Eating Chinese food on the 24th of December. If you’re like me, you grew up with the latter — as part of […]
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The day his heart stopped is the day my heart dropped. I will never forget that day for as long as I live. Some days I’m thankful I held his hand as his soul drifted to meet our good, good Father. Other days, I replay it and it just hurts and I’m left dumbfounded that […]
This time last year I was a working mom. I loved my job. I loved my coworkers. I loved my students. I loved teaching. I loved working in a profession I felt proud of. I loved going to work and seeing some of the closest friends I have ever had. I loved my work schedule, […]
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Do you remember those Chuck Norris facts from the mid-2000s? Like the classic: ‘The boogeyman checks under his bed at night for Chuck Norris’ or ‘Chuck Norris can kill 2 stones with one bird.’ Downright hilarious. Believe it or not, I have actually found a human with even greater powers than the legendary Chuck Norris. […]
Thanksgiving is over, and now we are all loaded with leftovers since our children only like to eat the rolls of bread. (Remember to store your leftovers within two hours after your meal is complete!) Now that your fridge is full of leftovers, what are we gonna eat the next few days? Since we are going […]
It’s Thanksgiving, some year in the 1990s. We’re at my grandparents’ house on the farm, just a few short miles from ours. My siblings, cousins, and I are at the kids table, making jokes and stealing each other’s food. The adults are in the dining room, no doubt having some boring adult conversation. There are seconds […]
November is the time of the year when we begin gathering together for LARGE family meals. It is also National Diabetes Awareness Month! For many years, I worked with patients who have diabetes. I would counsel on their medications and how to make big and small changes to the way they eat. The advice that […]
Thanksgiving. It’s a time when we all sit around the table, talking gratitudes and football. Some talk about the mundane every day, “This is what I do for work, and no, nothing’s new.” While others, at the same table, are laughing until tears fall from their eyes. Some sit in solitude, while others rolls their […]