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The Teacher’s Gift

Today, I had planned to write (once again) about affordable teachers gifts, but Friday’s tragedy has changed how I feel about that. Who spends as much (or more) time with our kids as we do? Teachers. Every school day, we give our precious children to teachers who care for them and help them grow. Not […]

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Celebrating Motherhood and Mothers – of Children We Get To Know and Children We Don’t

My friend Cheryl Delaney wrote this last year on Mother’s Day and I thought the message was important and worth sharing with you. Thanks, Cheryl. Happy Mother’s Day, Friends. On this Mother’s Day morning, I’m thinking of all of the traditional reasons to be grateful. My wonderful mother, my lovely children, my kind and generous […]

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My Husband Remembering This Day Ten Years Ago

My Husband Remembering This Day Ten Years Ago

This post was written by my husband about his experience in Washington, DC on September 11, 2001. Surreal — that’s the word that I’ve used most often in describing the events of 9/11 while living in the Metro DC area.  I had just started my day in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill […]

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The Dog Walkers

Recently the doorbell rang and it was three little girls from the neighborhood. They introduced themselves and asked if we had a dog because they were starting a dog walking business. We don’t, but I pointed them in the direction of the right houses. 

I have to tell you, it totally made my day to […]

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Lots of Love at the Special Olympics

Had a ball as a volunteer photographer at the Special Olympics the other day. I’m connected with this event through a childhood pal and her folks. My friends, the Pinckards, have a dear friend whose daughter competes at the Games. Here I am with my childhood friend, Allie, whose parents thought I would grow up […]

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Where Were You This Day in 2001?

I still vividly remember 9/11. It’s hard to believe it has been nine years. I was in DC and at my desk earlier than usual for a conference call. My boss came down the hall and told us a plane had hit the World Trade Center. The TVs were switched on and everyone was standing […]

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