Category Archives: Kids

Is There Anything You Need or Want?

After I had gotten the last item I was going to buy for, and I thought we were now settled into, our COVID-19 shut down life, I asked Amber if there was anything she could think of that she needed … Continue reading

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Shower Drops

I have memory of being a child in the apartment that was a 2nd story flat on Sunset Rd, so I was 7 to 11 years old, and getting ready to take a shower. I would turn on the shower … Continue reading

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2019

2019, what a year. Reeling from my Mom’s death, I still managed to pull all As and 1 B+ in my Postbac MEDPREP program at U of M. Due to having to drop a required lab last Fall, and not … Continue reading

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Aurora Said It All

Aurora, panicky: Ahhh! Run! Mama’s coming! Aurora, soothingly: It’s okay. She’s not a monster. Aurora, calmly: She’s a good Mama.

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Our Family Trip to S.C. and D.C. – Day 5

Day 5: Driving to D.C. Emily showed up early the next morning! She helped us pack the car and saw us off. It was so great to see her one last time, even for just 45 min or so. Back … Continue reading

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Our Family Trip to S.C. and D.C. – Days 3 & 4

Days 3 & 4: We’re On Vacation! I booked a 3-star hotel about 30 min away from Emily’s house, because the only 3 options near her were 2 1-star motels with sketchy to just bad reviews, and 1 2-star hotel … Continue reading

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Our Family Trip to S.C. and D.C. – Why? When? and 1st 2 Days

Why? And When? Last December I realized my best friend Emily’s kids had never met my kids, and I decided this needed to be fixed. I also hadn’t been down to visit them in South Carolina since her wedding, which … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2019

A little late in posting, but still worth the smile. Amber made breakfast in bed for me for Mother’s Day. :) The girls each frosted their own cupcake for me at Meijer the day before. And I got homemade cards … Continue reading

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Seder Dinner

Amber and I attended our first Seder. It was really interesting! Amber was such a trooper as the only kid there. I didn’t know there were parts only for kids! At least, until she got hungry and left to go … Continue reading

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Family Fort Time

Today Amber helped me build a fort, then the girls and I drank hot chocolate and read books in our fort for at least 45 minutes. It was wonderful. Just what the family needed.

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