Back To School And The Joy Of Shopping Alone

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It’s back to school time for my four kids. I did a happy dance on the first day of kindergarten for my triplets.  The joy, the freedom, the peace between my two ears – there are no words to describe this glorious feeling. My haphazard, scattered, hit-and-miss, summer blogging schedule has officially come to an […]

A Good Education

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Back to school supplies now line the shelves of Kentucky stores, in preparation for a mid-August return to school.  As I loaded up a cart with pencils, glue sticks, crayons, and markers, I reminisced about how much my grandmother valued education. “Stick to the books,” she used to say.  “A good education will stand to […]

A Lesson For My Children From Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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I first celebrated our national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Elmira, New York in 1988.  At the time, I did not realize it was only the third official time Americans collectively paid tribute to the slain civil rights leader. Image Credit I debated at length whether or not to write a post […]

To School On Time – Enrolling Triplets In Pre-School

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Here is a little advice for mothers of multiples when choosing a pre-school.  I always thought I would enroll my triplets in an early morning class, but when I was given the option of a noontime class, I jumped at the idea. Why would a mother do such a thing? Would it not be easier […]

The First Confession – An Irish Short Story By Frank O’Connor

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My son made his First Confession this week.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the proper name now, but try as I might, I can’t seem to get my mind or my tongue around the new name. Everything is far more relaxed nowadays, compared to when I was young. Multiple Hail Mary’s and Our Father’s are […]