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Mission: Food for Families

Inspired by Mission: Unbeatable Mom (http://www.themommyblogchronicles.com/2014/01/mission-unstoppable-mom.html), a project my friend and I collaborated on to give a friend (who has an ill child) a day out – all to herself – came the idea to start Mission: Food …

Curiosity did not kill me – it turned me into a published author

Curiosity did not kill this cat. In fact, it got me to where I am today – a published author.

I’ll explain.

About 12 years ago, I was visiting my grandparents in their very small, Oregon town. It was summertime …

Make-A-Wish & Misconceptions

Make-A-Wish & Misconceptions

We recently had the inside of our house painted, and I got to talking with the painter one afternoon.  I was working at my desk, and he was about to start painting the adjoining wall when he …

Chit-Chat and Chicken Nuggets

I was at McDonald’s yesterday with my two sons, doing the mommy thing – you know, juggling two wound up boys overly anxious to open their Happy Meals, filling up drinks at the soda fountain, balancing a tray with the …

My Journey – #3

Tucked away in a cabinet of our house are eleven stuffed-to-the-brim, white, plastic binders – you know, the kind you had in high school when you took so many notes you thought your hand might just break right off (Ut-oh, …

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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