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Observations upon returning to the U.S. of A.

After being in Belize for a year, my husband and I recently returned to the U.S. for a trip back “home.” Here are some of my observations: 1. Everything is air-conditioned and freezing.  I have always had a low tolerance … Continue reading

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Thankfulness abounds

It is Thanksgiving, and there is a chill in the air here in Belize. In fact, I even put on a sweatshirt today, and am reminded of the East Coast fall weather I so missed this year. I am feeling … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday: Rhythm

I’m participating in Five minute Friday (from Lisa Jo Baker’s blog) today…for the first time! I think this is good practice for me…it’s been quite a while since I’ve done freewriting. So here I go… Rhythm. Dancing, singing, music. We … Continue reading

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Ode to My Mothers

Though Mother’s Day has passed, I have been thinking about the mothers in my life. For me, the word is plural. I come from a family of powerful, courageous, and loving women. My maternal side is full of estrogen, and … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day

Ever since I can remember, my family has celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with zeal. We wore green, we drank green milk, we ate corned beef and cabbage & Irish Soda Bread from my great-grandma Catherine’s recipe, we listened to Irish … Continue reading

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Finding Family

During my first semester as an HDFS major, I took the Foundation class and remember an assignment early on in which we were asked to define the word, “Family.” I thought that would be easy, until I actually thought about … Continue reading

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Nap Time

This weekend, my husband and I have a full house, thanks to family visiting. Five kids under five, plus three parents, and us. That’s a lot of people- a lot of laughter, tears, shrieks, giggles, and conversation. Josh and I … Continue reading

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