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New Year, New Me

New Year, New Me

With the new year upon us, everyone is making their New Years resolutions. We have all tried them and most of us were less than successful. Don’t worry, there will be no judgment from me. Mine only lasted three days one year. This year I am not going to make a New Years resolution. This year I am making a promise to myself. I promise to be a better person. I promise to be nicer to everyone. I have not…

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Dear Santa

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, I haven’t written to you in many years.  Just because I haven’t written, does not mean that I no longer believe in you.  I do believe. My two older daughters wrote to you back in 2008.  It was probably the most important letter to you that they have ever written.  we, as a family, had a rough year.  It was a difficult holiday season with the loss of Arianna and Amberly still being in the NICU. The girls…

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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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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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Grades

Grades

As a parent, I expect my kids to do well in school.  My teen has always been a straight A student, so for her I expect nothing less than a B.  I don’t except anything less because I know that she can do it.  However, my tween is another story. My tween has a learning disability.  We kept her back a year so that she wouldn’t be 1.5 yrs behind in school.  She has caught up quite nicely since keeping…

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Ummm… Where is Your Coat?

Ummm… Where is Your Coat?

It is starting to get really cold again in January 2015.  At 2:00 pm it was 30 degrees out, but the windchill made it feel like it was 20 degrees out.  The temperature is continuing to drop along with the windchill.  My lovely teenage daughter decided it would be a wonderful idea to go to school this morning, while it was snowing, with no coat. Yes, this is the same teenage daughter that I had purchased a nice new winter…

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