Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Struggle to Let Go

My daughter was heading to high school. Most parents that I knew were fretting about the transition from middle school, and all the various concerns that accompany that type of change. I was obsessed with just one thought, I only … Continue reading

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A Dad’s Loving Story

I am very sympathetic to new parents of Downs kids.  It is traumatic and frightening, but the kids are so wonderful, and every inch of progress makes for grand celebration!  You only can appreciate their beauty once you relax and … Continue reading

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Judy-isms #1: The Joy of Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

I met an old friend for dinner last week whom I hadn’t seen in thirteen years. As we were catching up, she asked me why I wasn’t using the degrees I earned (BA in English and a Master’s in Secondary … Continue reading

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Teaching Appreciation – even when you hate the gift

“One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it.” ~Maya Angelou I once told my sister that my 4-year-old daughter loved to pour lots and lots of maple syrup on her pancakes. … Continue reading

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