Family Archive


Things that are important

My father would have turned 69 last weekend.  Sixty nine doesn’t seem that old to me – my grandmother is ninety three and still going strong – but in January, it will be five years since we lost him. I say we …
Mama and Nuni's matching Kindles

Kids Reading with Kindles

I am a reader.  Let me rephrase that – I am an avid reader.   I read 52 books last year,which added up to almost 19,000 pages.  I LOVE to read. I am a reader because I grew up in a house …
How to get your home life in order

Book Review: The Secrets of Happy Families

It’s January, and I can’t be the only person looking for inspiration.  Winter is magical in the Christmas season, with lights and sugar and warming cocktails and family gatherings and presents!  And then you hit January 6th (the 12th day of Christmas, …
Chicken Night 2004

On Friendship

  Although countless Myers Briggs tests have named me an Extrovert, friendships are something I struggle with – I can be pleasant with many people and have a wide circle of acquaintances, but taking the relationship to the next friendship level is …
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