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I was home sick with my 6-year-old son today. It hasn't been that long since that has happened, so it was not a completely unusual event. However, he isn't much of a day sleeper so even sick, it's a …

I was home sick with my 6-year-old son today. It hasn't been that long since that has happened, so it was not a completely unusual event. However, he isn't much of a day sleeper so even sick, it's a rare occurrence that he'll sleep during any part of his "day off."When exhaustion caught up with him and he spent the better part of the afternoon passed out on my bed, I was surprised. That was rare. With my older daughter in school and my husband at work, I was suddenly transported back a few…See More
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Trying Our Best...

I have always had a strained relationship with my family. It is something that I had come to terms with a long time ago. However, when I had children, the focus on family, along with many other things, shifted greatly. I no longer had only my feelings to consider, reflect on and overcome. I had two other very fragile hearts and minds to think about.I made a conscious effort to make the best of a tough situation. When we were around my parents, brother or sister, I put on a smile and painted a…See More
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Last night my 6-year-old son went to bed with a lost tooth under his pillow. Next to the tooth was a note to the tooth fairy telling her how awesome she is and how he couldn't wait see what she left for him.This morning my son woke up to the joy of finding money under his pillow. He ran up to me and his 10-year-old sister in his pajamas and bedhead to tell us the exciting news. I smiled a big smile. His sister, though clearly at the age where she is hugely skeptical about the tooth fairy and…See More
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The other night my husband and I were watching an old movie on TV. Apparently we were talking or laughing too loudly (or at least not waiting long enough before our kids fell asleep) because about 10 minutes in my 5-year-old son came out into the hallway and loudly declared that we were "keeping him awake." We chuckled to ourselves, vowed to "keep the noise down" and sent him back to bed. He slept just fine after that and it got me thinking about the noises we hear as kids at night. Those…See More
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Braving the Waves

Posted by Ruth on October 5, 2017 at 7:48am 0 Comments

I was raised by the cancer whisperers.

You know...those people who think it is in your best interest to shield you from any bad news, death notices or catastrophe warnings. Everything is always fine and you never need to concern yourself with what is going on. 

This made for a pretty quiet existence, however it also left me a bit unprepared for the emotions that come like a tidal wave when something bad really does happen. The thought may have been 'this is for her own good,'…

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To The Wolves

Posted by Ruth on September 21, 2017 at 1:17pm 0 Comments

My kids started second and sixth grade a few weeks ago. The start of the school year has been an event for the past 6 years but this year, we threw something new into the mix. Over the summer we moved across country. So my kids started new schools, 3000 miles away from their old one, away from all their friends, not going to the same school together, riding buses for the first time...whew, I'm getting tired just writing about all these changes!

The move has brought changes for us all…

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I was home sick with my 6-year-old son today. It hasn't been that long since that has happened, so it was not a completely unusual event. However, he isn't much of a day sleeper so even sick, it's a …

Posted by Ruth on April 27, 2017 at 5:13pm 0 Comments

I was home sick with my 6-year-old son today. It hasn't been that long since that has happened, so it was not a completely unusual event. However, he isn't much of a day sleeper so even sick, it's a rare occurrence that he'll sleep during any part of his "day off."When exhaustion caught up with him and he spent the better part of the afternoon passed out on my bed, I was surprised. That was rare. With my older daughter in school and my husband at work, I was suddenly transported back a few…

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Trying Our Best...

Posted by Ruth on July 18, 2016 at 12:03am 0 Comments

I have always had a strained relationship with my family. It is something that I had come to terms with a long time ago. However, when I had children, the focus on family, along with many other things, shifted greatly. I no longer had only my feelings to consider, reflect on and overcome. I had two other very fragile hearts and minds to think about.

I made a conscious effort to make the best of a tough situation. When we were around my parents, brother or sister, I put on a smile and…

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