Category Archives: stories

Quitting Cold Turkey — Thumb-Sucking

So, as I’ve blogged before, youngest is my one & only thumb sucker. As we’ve noticed his baby teeth bulging out somewhat and how the cuteness factor (for others) of thumb-sucking decreases with increased age, dh & I have discussed … Continue reading

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Writing Magic – Creating Sparks

To give (me and) my oldest a break from Classical Writing Homer, we started this second semester with Gail Carson Levine’s Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly. My dd#2 loves to write stories but struggles to finish them. There are … Continue reading

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Missing My Father

This poem struck my heart this morning. The stories and comments at the bottom show that I am not alone in missing my father – no matter how long it has been.

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Bells Palsy in a Child

It was a normal Saturday afternoon at our house. My six year old was reading aloud to me. I chided her a couple of times about the funny face she was giving me. She hotly denied making a funny face. … Continue reading

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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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