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Link Party, Parenting

Anatomy of a College Care Package

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #NatureMadeWellness College, sigh. Oh sure, I'm not in college anymore, but I am getting an education. Did you know they share a lot of things in college? Did you further know that there are things such as… Continue reading Anatomy of a College Care Package

high school, reunion, high school reunion, 30 years
Childhood, Humor, Life

Things I Didn’t Do Before My 30-Year High School Reunion

      On July 21st, I will be attending my 30-year high school reunion at my rural Ohio high school. It will be full of fun things like seeing old teachers, visiting old schools, seeing old classmates. Lots of old stuff to make me feel less old or conversely, even older. Let's just say… Continue reading Things I Didn’t Do Before My 30-Year High School Reunion

graduation, graduation day, shes done, high school
Life, Parenting

She’s Done

        With high school. Oh sure, she still has four more years of school to go, but she's done as it pertains to schooling here in our little town.       It was a day filled with obvious emotions. Pride. Sadness.¬†Happiness.¬†Excitement.¬†Relief.     I could say things like "wasn't she just… Continue reading She’s Done

teenagers, family, children, motherhood
Motherhood, Parenting

Eighteen Years Ago

Seems like a lifetime ago and really, it was. My oldest daughter turns 18 tomorrow. Eighteen years ago this week, I was getting ready to have my first child. I was watching a movie a couple of weeks ago (OKAY IT WAS PRETTY IN PINK) and in it, Duckie was rewinding a tape deck in… Continue reading Eighteen Years Ago

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Christmas, Link Party

Creating a Favorite Things Stocking for a Teenager

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. Product was provided by the client for review; however, all opinions are mine alone. #WorldsSmartestToothbrush #PhilipsSonicare #OprahsFavoriteThings #CollectiveBias   A few weeks ago, I was in my parent's basement looking through boxes while helping them to decorate for the holidays. I happened to… Continue reading Creating a Favorite Things Stocking for a Teenager

Childhood, Life, Motherhood

When Did The Trees Get So Big?

  I was driving through my neighborhood this morning and noticed the trees that line the streets. When did these trees get so big? I said out loud to no one. A lot of my life is spent looking straight ahead; at the road while I am driving in my car, at the soccer field… Continue reading When Did The Trees Get So Big?