Category Archives: Family

When your #fullemptynest feels eerily empty

Disclaimer: I know very well, regardless how I feel in this moment, my situation pales in comparison to much of the world suffering that is going on today. Not only around the world, but in my microcosm of the world. … Continue reading

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A few thoughts, the day after…

Coming down off a high from weeks of wedding planning, followed by a wonderful rehearsal dinner, to the actual wedding yesterday (7.29.17). I loved every moment. Thank you Alli, for giving the best maid of honor speech. It was beautiful, … Continue reading

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Bappy Hirthday Ari! (borrowed from Conner)

June 26, 1990, at 6:06 am, our lives changed forever in wonderful ways! July 29, 2017, at 4:00 pm, our lives will change forever in wonderful ways. Happiest of birthdays today Ariana! Because of you our lives are enriched in … Continue reading

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To the future generation… you’re on my mind

I’m no longer outraged by Trump. Rather I’m consistently outraged and disillusioned with all those who continue to overlook, excuse, ignore, and enable all he is doing to undermine our republic. I’ve always been a political moderate, and I have … Continue reading

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Super excited to welcome a new family member, aka my future son in law!

By the way, his name is Conner Kennedy. We’ve loved him for 6 years. Now the adventure continues. Read their story here! #love

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Pain & Grief election style

It’s my honor to know 3 young women who have shared transparent and very vulnerable stories this past week. Their stories may be yours, or very similar, or they may not resonate at all.  As humans we need empathy for … Continue reading

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On things I want my kids to know and/or remember 💬

Above all, always love. Even the annoying coworker, friend, and family member. Also, love your enemies. No one should be exempt from your love. As you rise in the morning remember it’s your job to love. This, above all else. … Continue reading

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Happiest of Birthdays!!! **29**

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLI! I am so grateful for you, and thrilled to see and know the person you have become. You are a talented, compassionate, intelligent woman, capable of great empathy. < In a world in which empathy is in … Continue reading

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Mom! You can do this! We all love you and support you! 78 is great! 

Happiest of birthdays to the most amazing woman, my Mom. How do you sum up anyone’s life in just a few words? Mom’s life has been a complex journey through childhood, marriage (58 years and counting), motherhood (particularly when you have … Continue reading

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On unexpected tears-

I can count on one hand the number of times I have seen my husband cry over the past 35 years. That is not to say he is void of emotion. He just doesn’t cry. That’s ok, because the rest … Continue reading

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