Category Archives: Life

A Year of Firsts

When I am talking with a newly bereaved or soon to be bereaved person we often talk of “a year of firsts.” The basic idea is that everything that first year after a loss is new and freshly painful. Then … Continue reading

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Happy Bday Dr. Seuss – Read Across America Day in Lake County

Apparently Dr. Seuss was born March 2, 1904, so on Monday March 3, 2014, I started to see posts on Facebook and other sites about activities to do to celebrate (all be it a day late). Little Lake County (a … Continue reading

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How to Spoil Your Children on a Budget

Everyone wants to give their children everything they had or didn’t have and more… but in a world where jobs are hard to come by, student loans are the norm, and the word budget is a four letter word… trying … Continue reading

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The Joys of Flying (with a Toddler…)

It has been almost a year since we took our last plane trip and although it was from Orange County, CA to Chicago, IL to London, UK, Monkey was not walking/talking/throwing tantrums/etc… This flight was going to be different and … Continue reading

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Through the eyes of babes: Bugs

Tonight at dinner Monkey noticed a boxelder bug crossing the floor.  We have hundreds of these in the fall and into the winter the crawl out now and then.  They don’t really do anything, they just wander around.  This was probably … Continue reading

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Kitchen Sink Group Cooking: Freezer Meals

Life is always better when there is a group of friends involved.  Since moving early summer of 2013, I have been working on building friendships in my new hometown area.  I like to believe that it is going well! I … Continue reading

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