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Month: October 2017

Undiagnosed

Undiagnosed

A lot of illnesses are easy to diagnose. Other illnesses are not so easy to diagnose. A lot of people suffer for weeks, months, or even years, and other pass away before getting an answer. It’s very frustrating for them and their families. My oldest daughter has been suffering with a condition that has yet to be diagnosed for the past seven years. It gets worse and worse each year. She was originally diagnosed with asthma at the age of…

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Melanie Goes to Church

Melanie Goes to Church

When we lived in Connecticut, we belonged to the United Methodist Church in our home town. When we moved to Pennsylvania life was hectic and we were unable to attend services. It’s hard when you work weekends. Things have calmed down a smudge. I took the three younger girls and Grandma to church this past Sunday morning. I was a bit nervous bringing a toddler to church. I did not know how she would behave as it was her first…

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Spider Cookies

Spider Cookies

  I saw this while scrolling through Pinterest and the kids wanted to try it.   Theirs look much better than ours, but the kids had fun and enjoyed eating them too.

Autumn

Autumn

Autumn has a lot of good qualities that I took for granted living up north. I was not a fan of the season. Fall meant winter was coming. I hat the cold. I used to hate pulling out the heavy sweaters and numerous jeans I owned. I hated having to pack away all of my flip-flops. In protest I would wait until the temperature outside was 40° before packing those away. We moved to South Florida a little over a…

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College Acceptance

College Acceptance

Every parent hopes their child will want to continue his or her education after high school and obtain a career that will serve them will in life. Most kids don’t start thinking about what colleges they would want to attend after high school until their junior or senior year. Then all of a sudden they are concerned about their grades and GPA My oldest daughter is a senior this year. She has been preparing for college for a very long…

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Teenage Driver # 1

Teenage Driver # 1

Every teenager dreams of the day they get their drivers license.  They go into it with the normal teenage mind set of” I know how to do this,” “This is easy, I’ve got this.”  And every parent has the same fears of a hurt kid and smashed up car.  It’s not as quick and easy to get a license like it was 17 years ago. Every state has its own laws about teenage driving.  For instance a teenager can obtained…

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The Middle Sister

The Middle Sister

Anyone who has younger siblings things it’s hard to be the oldest.   They feel that their younger siblings get away with everything and get whatever they want.  It’s also not fair that they have to babysit them as well. Anyone who is the youngest feels they have it the hardest.  They never get to do what their older siblings get to do.  It’s just not fair.  I too am the youngest.  I have five older siblings.  I felt that if…

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“I’m Sorry” Only Goes so Far

“I’m Sorry” Only Goes so Far

I would wake up at 5:30 am during the week when I would have to go to work.  I would also wake up my kindergartner at that time so she can eat breakfast, get ready for school and so I can drop her off at a friends house who then gets her on the school bus, with their son who is the same age. On this particular day in 2014, the kindergarten class took a class trip to the Roba’s…

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