Tag Archives: Kids

Most Cherished

Daily Post asked for my most cherished, my number one. Here they all are!

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The Right To Move On

I received a teary call from my sister the other evening.  Our mother is visiting her this week.  Her boys were both graduating and they had invited their grandmother to this milestone event.  One was graduating from middle school and … Continue reading

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A Mother and Her Two Daughters

It was the weekend and the ridership on the trains was quite robust.  We were moving from Monterosso, one of the five towns collectively called Cinque Terre, to Cannes.  Monterosso served as our home base during our five-day stay. We … Continue reading

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Yayas and Nannies

A friend asked me if I’ve had the opportunity to watch “The Help,” which came out on theaters recently.  Unfortunately, I have not had a chance.  I read the book about two years ago.  It was passed on to me … Continue reading

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So Broken

It was Mid-winter in Ottawa when I first laid eyes on Mannon (not her real name, of course). I was to be her attending resident for the next two months. We had divvied up the patients on the Adolescent Medicine … Continue reading

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Waiting Room Stories

Last week, I was sitting in a half empty waiting room while my father was having his hearing tested.  I had finished filling all the information and HIPAA forms when I glanced up and saw a pleasant-looking elderly gentleman smiling … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Child, Divorce, Doctor's Appointment, Doctors, Elderly Care, Family Members, Family Time, Grandchildren, Grandparents, Issues & Trends, Kids, Letting Go, Life Choices, Life Stages, Parenting, Parents, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Campus Tour

This morning we left a little early. We wanted to avoid the traffic into the city. We were going to the campus tour of USF. The air was cool for summer. The sky was blanketed with clouds, although the forecast … Continue reading

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Graduation Blues

Last night, we brought them to the airport.  They were almost bursting with excitement.  This trip will become the culmination of their journey over the last four years. It was only two days ago, when we watched them receive their … Continue reading

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Cutting Class

After a festive evening of cooking, eating, drinking, telling stories, it was time to clean up. We all pitched in to tidy up. It was then that I asked the kids what they thought about J’s current issue with school. … Continue reading

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Woody & Buzz

We just had to see it, Lara, Marc, and me.  For old time’s sake.  Missed having Mitch with us.  But it felt like all those times when I would be the only parent left to take the trio to a … Continue reading

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