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4 Jews, 3 Continents, and Love Makes a Family

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Posted by on February 25, 2015 in Children, Parenting, prayer


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43 Days ’til 40: Making Chores Fun



I LOVE it when my daughters teach me important lessons or remind me of lessons I have previously learned, but somehow “forgotten” as I go about my daily routine.  The photos I have included in this blog are visual representations of the lesson my older daughter reminded me of this week: Chores should be fun!   Read the rest of this entry »


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111 Days ’til 40: Simple Entertainment


Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships. ~ Doug Coupland Read the rest of this entry »


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170 Days ’til 40: Contacting Old Friends


Yesterday I heard from a friend I have not seen in over twelve years – thank you Facebook!   Read the rest of this entry »


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197 Days ’til 40: Wishing for a Snow Day


I better be perfectly honest.  The students are not yet back at school.  The administrators have been on campus for one week, the new teachers for one day short of one week, and the returning teachers for one day. The students arrive on Monday…….  the school is almost set up – ALMOST – and there is a host of paperwork that must be completed and sent out sometime in the next three days.  The school year is about to begin. Read the rest of this entry »


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198 Days ’til 40: How We Define Family

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. ~ Johann Schiller

Family:  A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space. ~Evan Esar

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.  Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.  ~Jane Howard

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. ~ George Burns Read the rest of this entry »


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224 Days ’til 40: A Day Off

So, today I will apologize to you all and let you know that while I am technically writing today (and keeping my 400 days pledge) this is about all it is going to be. That silly virus that had me down came back full force and I had to contend with it today.

Today I was reminded how thankful I am for family, friends, and IV fluid drips – all of which I needed desperately to make it through the day and feel a bit better.

I am certain tomorrow WILL be a better day.

Until then~


Posted by on July 12, 2012 in attitude, Health, Self-help


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259 Days ’til 40: Alone Time

When I think about my own need for alone time it brings to mind a wonderful children’s book written by Jill Murphy called, “Fine Minutes’ Peace.”  This book is about a mother elephant’s quest to find her five minutes of peace………. Read the rest of this entry »


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289 Days ’til 40: Defining HOME

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.  ~ Maya Angelou

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself. ~ Maya Angelou

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. ~Benjamin Franklin Read the rest of this entry »


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366 Days ’til 40: Birthday Blues or Birthday Bliss???

I always find it fascinating to see the way in which people relate to their birthdays.  Some individuals want lavish parties and bask in the glow created by buckets of attention heaped upon them.  Others are horrified when personal attention comes their way and they would rather allow their birthdays to pass quietly.  Some Read the rest of this entry »


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