Holiday, Home, Nature

Halloween, Samhain, and Closure

  I remember when Halloween meant going into my mom’s closet and putting together something that looked like a costume then travelling in packs from house to house, extorting candy from the neighbors. But there was always something special in the air.  More special, than Mrs. Bergren’s homemade cookies; something really, down in my bones special.  It always seemed so …

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Family, Home, Relationships

Step-parenting: It ain’t Norman Rockwell’s Family

         You know that I have been blessed to have been a part of a truly blended family for decades.  Holidays, birthdays, vacations have been spent with ex-spouses and their spouses.  The children of my step-children have been raised with all their Grandparents together.   Weddings have been planned together and vacations have been taken as one …

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