Category Archives: parenting

Five Minute Friday — Try

Happy Five Minute Friday time. The assignment this week was, quite frankly, challenging. The FMF prompt was TRY, which should be easy peasy. But my mind kept wandering off in different directions {that’s why I call them free range thoughts} … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Mom

I must be back in New York. I backslid into sloughing off on my Five Minute Friday assignment until Saturday — late Saturday afternoon at that. Oh well. It’s the thought that counts and the effort to post something sometime. … Continue reading

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April’s calf

I cannot explain it, but for a couple of hours this morning I was mesmerized by April the giraffe who finally gave birth to her calf. Apparently, I wasn’t alone. An estimated 1.2 million folks were tuned in to see … Continue reading

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Blink of an Eye — Growing Up on Philip Avenue 2

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God… 1 John 4:7 The other thing I remember is the night we became pregnant. To me, there is no … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday … Because

It’s Friday. Time for Five Minute Friday. Under Kate Motaung’s direction, hundreds of bloggers rally around a themed word and, well, write for five minutes. No rules. No backtracks. Nothing profound. Not perfect. Just five minutes of writing, letting the … Continue reading

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Thank You for All My Blessings

How fitting. My latest granddaughter — Hayleigh Ilizabeth-Joy Siccardi — made her appearance this afternoon at 4:45 p.m., appropriately on National Grandparents Day. Hayleigh weighed in at seven pounds, five ounces and stretched 20 1/2 inches. My son advises me … Continue reading

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Motherhood

I’m not qualified to expand on this installment of 50 things that really matter, so let’s just call this a re-post. 50 things that really matter, of course, is the little book we received as a gift from JoAnn by … Continue reading

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