Category Archives: Family

Dreams of My Father

No, this is not a review of the Barack Obama book. That’s Dreams From My Father. I sometimes have very vivid dreams. This caused me some trouble as a youngster as I would wake up in a panic about something … Continue reading

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Losing a Father is Hard

I wrote earlier this summer about my uncle’s funeral. What made it especially hard for me was that this uncle was my dad’s identical twin. They’d suffered through the same medical issues and had both quit taking their medications (for … Continue reading

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When you cry so much that your eyes hurt

We went to my uncle’s funeral this weekend. It was a long drive down & back for the kids, but my husband asked for the day off so he could be with us. My eyes hurt for almost 24 hours … Continue reading

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Summer Scheduling

I try to keep our schedules pretty light year-round, but that is difficult with five kids. We are going into our busy season now – with vacation bible school this week and one week in July, t-ball for ds#1 (only … Continue reading

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Severe Stomach Cramping …. The Story

Where to start this story? At the beginning, I guess…. We had a full weekend. The older three kids had track meets on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was hot and humid. We brought lots of water with us and consumed … Continue reading

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Sick Season

I don’t know what it is, but this year, we’ve been sick a LOT. Until this past fall, it seemed like our family didn’t get sick very much. Except for Child #4 and his battles with croup, we had only … Continue reading

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Shocking!

Our water-softener developed a small leak in tank. My darling husband called in the man who installed it originally about 15 years ago for the previous (original) owner of our current house. She was a widower, so he installed a … Continue reading

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