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From the archives: “Wanted: Mom Manager”

I was late for the meeting. Again. With an armful of crumpled papers, I rushed down the hall. Sheepishly, I… Continue reading »

Losing football team with a winning spirit

In the fall, a whiff of fallen leaves evokes echoes of marching bands and whistles blown. We feel the cold… Continue reading »

A Tale for Those Left Behind

Their eyes were locked on me, reading my every thought, prying at my secrets, peering uninvited into my soul. The… Continue reading »

Shop, Drop, and Enroll

“Three decorative pillows or just two?” my daughter Anna asked in front of a colorful display of bedding at a… Continue reading »

Lost on Memory Lane

Believe it or not, hoarding comes in pretty handy around high school graduation time. Over the years, my family has… Continue reading »

Housewife Burnout

It took four punches of the snooze button to get me out of bed this morning. I wasn’t tired. Or… Continue reading »

Coffee Shop Confessions

“So Lilly, what did you tell Father Kris?” I asked our 15-year-old daughter recently at a local coffee shop. We… Continue reading »

Best flicks found in basement boxes and bargain bins

Somewhere in our basement, there is a box of VHS tapes. Relics from the days when our kids loved  “The… Continue reading »

The Boy is Back in Town

There is a room in our creaky old base house that we try to avoid. It’s a dangerous hazard, a… Continue reading »

Trophies for Participants and Parolees

I grew up in Western Pennsylvania — the cradle of quarterbacks, Steeler Country, the home of those folks accused of… Continue reading »

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