Category Archives: Have fun with Family

Can you smell it?

Can you feel it? It’s June! No matter how old you are, no matter how busy you are, there is a smell, a color, a feel that matches no other month. It is coming. You feel it way deep inside… … Continue reading

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Better than bubble wrap

Everyone hopes there child will be able to withstand what is “out there” in the world. That first drop off at Kindergarten is often like opening up the cage at the lion’s den and waving, “See you later, I love … Continue reading

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Quietly making the world better

Like a symphony, my last post was written with passion and momentum ending in an expressive crescendo reverencing motherhood. Yet what I really hoped was for it to trigger memories of moments with your mom, or as a mom. There … Continue reading

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Mom’s shake the earth

For all the vomiting. For all the body rearranging, for pain both physical, emotional, and mental… undescribed. For clothes that smell like sour milk. For giving up high heals to sit on the floor or quaffed nails from washing your … Continue reading

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King of Camp Campbell

One of my fondest memories of my childhood was meal time at a family camp we attended every August called Camp Campbell. It was a YMCA camp up in the Santa Cruz mountains. The caretakers and cook, (Alfred and Olga) … Continue reading

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Deliciousness right under our noses

You found the salmon rub on Pinterest. The potatoes are baked to the exact crispness with just a drizzle of Olive Oil and sea salt. The salad is tossed and the table is set. You are tired, but you’ve taken … Continue reading

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Finding me in my past

My mother-in-law gave my husband and I one of the DNA kits. We spit in the box and it returned with a graph of our ancestors and where we came from. I wan’t planning on getting anything unexpected, my mother … Continue reading

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