Losing You

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Today, October 15th is officially Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  And so, I thought I might share with you a poem I wrote a few years ago after I lost a baby. I dedicate this poem to all the mothers and mothers-to-be who carried their babies, but never experienced the joy of raising them. […]

In A Jiffy

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Today my triplets learned a new phrase: “In a jiffy”.   Our jiffy tale started when my little girl asked me what a jiffy is.  She was delighted with my answer.  She is either blessed or bitten by an efficient, perfectionist streak.  She proceeded to spend the whole day describing how she planned to do […]

Irish Sheepdogs – Why I Love Border Collies

Border Collie Puppy

I love dogs, and of all the dogs in the world I really, really love border collies.  I think I spent too much time with sheepdogs on my grannies’ farms when I was a young girl in Ireland.  That’s when my love affair began. Image  Credit I searched high and low through files of creative […]

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 […]