Tag: Family

Life Moves Pretty Fast

Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch. Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Do you have a routine for every day? I do. Perhaps you read about the joy I take in routine and

Saying “No” in Order to Say a Better “Yes”

Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle_Denair Dispatch. What are the ingredients for the good life at this early stage of Christmas time? I dare say an important factor is learning to say “no.” I want to say “no” to visiting when my family and I are exhausted and the kids

Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving was beautiful, filled with gratitude at being together and being at peace.   The Setting After purchased cream-colored roses and orange gerbera daisies from Trader Joe’s, I decided on a cheerful fall theme for the table, adding red berries from the neighbor’s yard, pin branches and juniper for small

How to Cope by Using the Triangle

Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch Looking back at Halloween and looking forward to adventures in holiday gatherings, I thought it worth the time to review those basic coping skills we can easily lose track of when things have either been too hard or too easy. When things are

How does it feel to be home?

How does it feel to be home? Well… The long answer: I go from being afraid for his life to seeing him run down the hallway, squealing at his siblings’ antics. I go from him being watched by brilliant medical professionals to being the primary eyes on him. I go

DIY Adjustable Broviac Vest Tutorial

My sweet, adorable, feisty toddler son has had a central line catheter (Broviac) since he was two years old. Lately, he has developed a talent for pulling off his dressing, exposing the site where the catheter enters his body and putting him at risk for a blood infection. Onesies are

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