Category Archives: Children

Summer vacation, take 2.

Ok, so they haven't exactly been breaking rocks or digging ditches this summer, but I'd still like more family outing memories.

OK, here’s the thing.  Summer vacation?  Haven’t had one yet.  With the whole Hallee going viral thing, we seriously haven’t been able to do a darned thing with the exception of a few hours on the lake for the 4th of July.  Beach?  No.  Vacation away from town?  No.  Grandparents in NJ?  No.  It’s been very […]

Living viral.

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I think that at this point, just about everyone else in the world has written about Hallee but me.  The last few weeks have consisted of  solely trying to keep our heads above water and staying ahead of the next wave of cards..we’re purely in survival mode over here.  I’ll tell you what’s been happening, in […]

An open letter to the cashier who needed to mind his own business.

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Dear Walmart Cashier, Last week during school vacation, my daughters, 13 and 18 and I were at your store for some groceries.  It was a very crowded, busy day there and we had to wait quite a while for our turn to check out.  When we got to you, you and I made the typical […]

Some of the nicest people that I’ve never met.

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Think about your friends for a minute.  Your true friends..the ones who you can be completely real with.  What would you say about them?  That they’re kind?  Maybe they make you laugh, are loyal, are always there when you need them?  What about that you’ve never met them in person?  Would that matter?  Should it? […]

Christmas traditions we do NOT follow.

photo credit: Grandma's fruitcake via photopin (license)

With the holiday season in full-swing now, my Facebook feed and Pinterest boards are full to overflowing with people sharing their holiday traditions.  While we have some of our own, there are some that I can’t get onboard with.  Follow along with the traditions I say, “Awww…hellz naw” “No thank you” to. #1 on my hit list…this […]

I refuse to get stressed out this holiday season.

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You know what?  I am so over being stressed out from November to January.  The minute (and usually before) the Halloween decorations come down, retailers begin bombarding us with holiday advertising.  Before I’ve even bought a turkey for Thanksgiving, stores have Christmas decorations up. The pressure is on…holiday flyers arriving weekly in the mail.  TV […]

Words of wisdom.

Her little sister made her a get well card.

My oldest daughter Hallee had her wisdom teeth out on Thursday.  She was due to have them out back in June, but because she’s autistic, her oral surgeon decided that taking them out under general anesthesia at St. Joe’s here in Bangor would be the safer and less stressful option for her.  There was quite a […]