A very thankful woman at forty

November 23, 2009 by  
Filed under On Life

Thanksgiving week is here! Thanksgiving ushers in my favorite time of the year. The sights, smells and sounds of fall and winter bring back fond memories of growing up in the north with the falling autumn leaves turning to freshly fallen snow as the days got colder.  I remember raking mountains of leaves in the […]

You’ve come a long way baby: Rachel sends a message to her mini me…

October 26, 2009 by  
Filed under On Family, On Life, On Relationships

I shared my letter to my former self, now Rachel shares hers… Older brothers, although loud, sweaty and annoying, will protect your honor, pave the way for you with your parents and one day become the men of whom you are more proud than you can express. When your grandparents smother you with kisses and […]

You’ve come a long way baby: 20 things I’d tell you now

October 26, 2009 by  
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20 things you need to know – Hey you, standing over there looking tough and cute the way little girls often do, it’s me, well you – in about 36 years. Some things haven’t changed much. With the exception of the ribbon, your hair looked a lot like that this morning, and that stance, you […]