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May 25

May 25, 2017

Drawings of Ladies in 1940s

1940’s Ladies

Mom’s Drawings These drawings of pretty ladies were made by my mom when she was just a young woman.  I was the last of her five children and only knew her when she was older.  The drawings give me insight into who my mom was in her younger years.  My oldest sister is nearly 17 years older than me.  She said recently that it is interesting how my perspective of who my parents were (only having known them when they…

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Feb 22

February 22, 2017

Why it's good for you to have your kids as friends.

Why My Kids Are (& always have been) My Best Friends

Every now and then I come accross articles that are titled something like, “Why I’m Not My Kid’s Friend.”  That’s definately not the case in my experiences as a child or as a parent.  Those articles make me feel sad for the parent who wrote them and for the children that they parent.  My very first friend in life was my mom and my dad was the second friend I ever made. My four kids include two biological daughters and…

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May 8

May 8, 2016

May 21

May 21, 2015

Bridal Photographer for a Day

When my youngest daughter got married, to save money we decided to do a lot of the work ourselves.  We had planned and shopped and put together all of the invitations, bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces, decorations, wedding favors,  attendant gifts, the hair and makeup for all of the bridesmaids, the cake, etc.  It was a lot of fun but also a lot of work and sometimes it was a little stressful.  The food and dresses were done by professionals and…

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May 4

May 4, 2015

Mother's Day Plaque

Mother’s Day Plaque

This unique and personal plaque makes a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. I made these for my three sisters using a photo of our mom and one of each of our grandmothers. I looked up “poems about mothers” on the Internet and found this one by Washington Irving. What you’ll need: A wooden plaque from the craft store Wood Stain Shellac Modge Podge Glue Stick Photo(s) of the mom(s) your plaque will feature A poem or quote about mothers 1 Sheet…

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Apr 28

April 28, 2015

Mother/Daughter “In-Law” Relationships

In-Laws We all know the relationship between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law can be a precarious one. There are a plethora of jokes about meddling mothers-in-law.  If we’re honest, almost all of us will admit to laughing at a few of those jokes!  Being both a mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law, I’ve experienced and considered the relationship from both sides. A mother loves her son, wants his time and attention and is passionate in her desire for him to have what’s best for…

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