The Stories Behind the Story: The Edge of Nowhere Part III

Last night I returned to Minnesota after a long trip back to Oklahoma for a family reunion.  The timing of my trip was impeccable as I’m currently in the final editing stages of my book, The Edge of Nowhere, which is expected to be released this Spring by Penner Publishing.  This novel was inspired by my grandmother’sContinue reading “The Stories Behind the Story: The Edge of Nowhere Part III”

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Creative and Bizarre Punishment

My 10-year old stayed home from school yesterday.  His asthma was acting up and I didn’t feel 100% confident that he wouldn’t have a severe asthma attack at school.  By the end of the day, I was seriously wishing I’d sent him to school.  My patience was at an end. Late in the afternoon, IContinue reading “Creative and Bizarre Punishment”

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A Rude Awakening

So “the girl” is home from college.  This is the moment I’ve been waiting for!  She’s been gone for nine long months and has barely visited except when the dorms kicked her out for an extended vacation like Christmas and Spring Break.  Oh boy have I missed her! Ya know how sometimes absence makes theContinue reading “A Rude Awakening”

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What’s that you said?

I think I’m getting to an age where I need to consider stronger glasses and <gasp> hearing aids!  Never was the latter more pronounced than earlier this week as I was driving my 10-year old home from swim practice.  During his endless monologue from the back seat – and my tuning in and out withContinue reading “What’s that you said?”

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Santa is watching you! Really…he is! I promise!

As parents, we’ve all done it.  Most of us, anyway.  We’ve all told that little white lie, with the intention of protecting the imaginations and/or innocence of our children.  You know the ones I’m talking about:  those itty-bitty, tinnnnny white lies about Santa, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny…or even about Goldie the Goldfish whoContinue reading “Santa is watching you! Really…he is! I promise!”

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The Wit and Wisdom of Braden (3rd Edition)

Some days I wish I could step back in time by about 35 years…back to when I was only 7 or 8 and the world made perfect sense.  Or, I assume the world made perfect sense.  It seems to make perfect sense to my almost 8 year old son. Just this morning Braden informed meContinue reading “The Wit and Wisdom of Braden (3rd Edition)”

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Just Taking a Bit of a Globbing Break

Dear Friends: It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this blog.  I’ve not died or become MIA; I’ve just been super busy with way too much on my plate and not enough time to sit down and think about what I want to write.  Things will get easier once school begins and I sendContinue reading “Just Taking a Bit of a Globbing Break”

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To My Future Daughter-in-Law: Please Don’t Hate Me!

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again:   There are days when I wish I could crawl inside my son’s brain just to see where and how he comes up with some of the things that come out of his mouth.  At 7, his brain is always working.  Getting him to bed atContinue reading “To My Future Daughter-in-Law: Please Don’t Hate Me!”

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No Girls Allowed!

When I was a little girl, one of my favorite things to do was to play with my oldest brother’s hair.  Mel is 15 years older than I am so, when I was 7, he was already an adult of 22.  By the time I was 10, he was an old man in my eyesContinue reading “No Girls Allowed!”

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