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To Curse or Not To Curse, WTF is a Parent to do?

I’ve never been a big swearer.  I can remember as a 10 year old in fifth grade, when my peers started to use “bad words,”  thinking that using the F word in every other sentence was a cop-out for taking … Continue reading

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Jord Wood Watches Are Stunning! — Giveaway

Fun Fashionable and Fabulous! I get a lot of requests to review products on my blog. I’m talking about several dozen each week. I only do them if the product or service appeals to me and would be helpful to … Continue reading

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Waiting for Westley

One of the most complicated parts of our relocation to Taiwan is moving our beloved canine companion, our four year old, three legged, German Shorthaired Pointer, Westley. (We are big fans of The Princess Bride.) We adopted Westley when he … Continue reading

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Sharing Nature

I know that if we are going to live in nature, we have to share it with the other creatures who occupy it, but it’s going to take some getting used to, I can tell. When we were selecting the … Continue reading

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Making Progress

As the move date grows closer, the pressure mounts.  I feel the stress in the pit of my stomach nearly all day long and when I wake up during the night.  The medical, educational and travel paperwork seems to multiply … Continue reading

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Is it Bigotry or Ignorance?

One of my boys is hurting and I can’t do anything about it except support and be present for him.  Maybe my readers can make suggestions of how I can handle this dilemma. Dwight’s “friends” enjoy cracking Jewish jokes.  It … Continue reading

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The B&*$# is Back

Freezing rain forced at two hour delay of the school day, so the kids had time to hang out and relax before leaving the house this morning.  As I was making breakfast, nine year old Bob wondered aloud about why … Continue reading

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Fake it ’til You Make It

Holiday time can be very stressful for a military family with a deployed parent.  I’m glad to not be celebrating as a single parent this year.  Having Horatio at home has made this holiday season much more festive than the … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Shop

As you know, dear readers, we are moving to Taiwan next summer.  One of the things this means is we will be, once again, living the oh so glamorous life of diplomats.  (Only a bit of sarcasm intended, in case … Continue reading

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Finding Strength

These days, a year after Horatio returned from his 20 month deployment, people still say they don’t know how we did it. Horatio gets looks of pity for having been away from his family for so long, and friends and … Continue reading

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