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  As you were dying, you told me that I was the best daughter you could have ever had. And I know you meant every word as I wiped the tears from your eyes and kissed your forehead. You squeezed...
My father has memory loss. Some days are better than others and some days he does not know who I am. It can be heartbreaking. I know it was for my youngest daughter. She was in from college and stopped...
You might have found yourself on this post about signing a DNR for a child because you, too, are a parent making an impossible decision. Or maybe you have a friend or a family member who is facing a...
Dear daddy, I'm sorry

Dear Dad, I’m Sorry

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Dear Daddy, It's been exactly five months, two days, twenty-two hours and forty-four minutes since you left this world. You traveled so much when I was growing up, but I've never missed you like this before. As a child, I...
One of my sister-in-law's recently expressed the sister-in-law relationship like this: You’re not related by blood but suddenly you’re in it together to survive the crazy- And that’s what we’ve done together! I've "survived the crazy" with two beautiful sisters-in-laws -...
Bracing for impact - it’s something I do everyday since my ex walked out of my son’s and my life. I do it in the grocery store where I get the sympathetic glance from an older woman as I try...
I'm going to be brutally honest. I hate my life. I hate that I live alone. I hate that I have an ex-husband who argues with me all the time. I hate parenting by myself and I hate that I...
Grief is its own special kind of monster, especially for kids. I'm not a therapist or medical professional, but I am a mom to two kids who've experienced more loss and changes in their young lives than most adults....
As we enter into this Holiday Season we do so with heavy hearts in our family. My sister-in-law is fighting an illness and the recent Doctor's report was not filled with good news. She is a mom to four...
In the hallway of our home hangs a note from my Grandma Ann. Reserved and preserved to celebrate an occasion in my life, it was carefully tucked away along with a handmade gift.  My special little piece of Grandma. Just...

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Berry Picking in the Milwaukee Area

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As spring has slowly arrived, we are all eager to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and sweetness of berry season! Start dreaming of...