Learning Job Skills Early

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I have been a volunteer my entire life.  As long as I can remember, I was cleaning parks, painting over graffiti, teaching children… When I had my own children, I knew we would do volunteer work together.  The kids helped the March of Dimes, and we all worked for the food bank. Many volunteer opportunities…

I’ll Miss This

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These days, it seems like every day is the same, but there are those rare quiet moments when everyone is content, and I relish being with each of my children.  And I realize it won’t always be like this. Someday I’ll miss inside out dirty socks strewn throughout the house. I’ll miss getting Legos embedded…

The Love of Grandma

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I don’t know why, but when I snuggle in at night, I often think of Grandma.  She has always been a source of comfort.  There was nothing Grandpa couldn’t fix, or Grandma couldn’t make.  Nothing could go wrong.  I could sit at Grandma’s bar and watch her work her magic in the kitchen.  Who doesn’t…

Who Are My Sons?

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I was reading my old blog I started around this time eight years ago, with descriptions of what my oldest was like as a baby.  There are so many similarities to how he is now.  It has me thinking about who my children are, and the adults they may become.  They have so many individual…