Change

“Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.” ~ All at Once by The Fray I am not going to BlogHer’s annual conference this year. That wasn’t the plan. I’d bought my early bird full conference ticket, reserved a hotel room at the Fairmont, booked my airfare and coordinated with blogging friends, who […]

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Those three letters make my heart leap and bring a smile to my face. I went there for the first time in 1979. My maternal grandparents retired, decided to move there, and stayed until my grandpa’s death in 1998. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina It’s calling me home… This time next week I will be […]

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I have been thinking about this question a lot. Especially since being diagnosed with moderate Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in November 2013. Me? Mentally Ill? Really? Seriously? Yes. Though it has taken me awhile to get used to living with this label, I am not ashamed of it. I have known and loved people with […]

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Last year I was determined to get/stay in shape and shed weight. I even began and maintained, through July, a regular series/blog hop here called the Winter Shed, followed by the Spring Shed and eventually, the Summer Shed. It really helped me to be accountable to myself and the other women who participated. I shed […]

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For the past six years, on Molly’s Heavenly Birthday in April and at our perinatal bereavement support group’s Walk to Remember in October, our family has participated in beautiful and therapeutic balloon releases in honor and memory of Molly, Babies Benson and other babies who left this world too soon. In the early years all I knew […]

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“Hell is reliving our mistakes over and over again.” ~ The Wheel by Zinnie Harris Redemption is getting a second chance and doing things differently. On Sunday evening Bob and I, along with another couple, got to see The Wheel at Steppenwolf Theatre here in Chicago. It is the first play of the 2013-14 Season and […]

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