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The Birth of My Princess

princessI had always said that I wanted 4 kids.  My hubby said, “No – 2 is fine”.  I offered a compromise and said “How about 3?” He again was adamant that 2 was fine.  But for some reason, my family didn’t feel complete. Continue reading

My Birth of My Pumpkin

pumpkinI was pregnant again and my doctor had told me that my due date was December 13th, but that this was going to be a big baby.  I remember during one appointment, my doctor did an ultrasound and said, “You’re going to have a boy and he is NOT shy!”  Our little boy was in my belly, arms and legs somewhat outstretched and his privates were very obvious!   Continue reading

Drunk on the Beach

beachSelf-care is actually a way of life for me.  I tend to do the things I like even when there are many things on my agenda that I put off as I don’t enjoy them. So, while looking over the list of topics that I have written down that is my self-care I feel that I mostly do self-care on a regular basis.  Continue reading

Losing Loved Ones

familyIn contemplating what my greatest fear is, I’d have to say it’s the fear of loss.  The idea of losing a member of my family is unbearable to me.  Whether it’s my sister, my mom or dad, my aunt, any of my kids, or any of my family, the thought brings me to tears.  Continue reading

The Queen, The Princess and The Frog

siblingsTo say having siblings is interesting, wonderful, and memorable is, to sum up, my life with two siblings.  Our family consisted of three girls.  Kathy was the oldest, I was the middle child and Judy is my younger sister.  We are four and five years apart.  Continue reading

My Sister – My Hero

heroMy sister was always my hero growing up.  This is not a new thing for me to reveal by any means.  She played the flute, so did I.  She was a cheerleader, so was I.  She went to UW Eau Claire, so did I.  There are many more examples, but you get the idea. Continue reading

The Day It All Began

It was just six days before Christmas.  I was eight months pregnant, it was the holidays.  A lot of the presents were not yet purchased or wrapped, to say the least.  The Christmas tree was up but not trimmed.  More importantly, the nursery was a skeleton of what it was supposed to be.  After all, we had a whole month to go before our little cherub would be born. Continue reading

The Birth of My Peanut

birthI remember the birth story of each of my kids very well.  Many people will tell you horror stories about childbirth, but I’m not one of those people.  I loved being pregnant and having my kids.  I never had a day of morning sickness and each of my labors was pretty easy (compared to some).   Continue reading

Are Grandparents Obsolete?

grandparentsWomen over fifty (and of course, men also), are all so excited with the prospect of being grandparents.  I go along with this as it gives us a second chance, or tries to make up for some of the mistakes that we made with our children.  Most of us were probably young and did the best we thought we could, but as our children will most often advise us we often screwed up at some point.

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