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No Toads Were Harmed in the Writing of This Blog

I am the mother of girls, girls who like nature and the outdoors.  One daughter is a scientist.  One daughter works in outdoor education. All three can be described as self-sufficient and not squeamish about the Great Outdoors.  From the … Continue reading

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Part 8: A Truly Empty Nest

A note:  I wrote this before we closed on the house but never got to posting it.  The next few posts should bring us up-to date.  Stay tuned. Leaving home is what young people do.  Children become teenagers, dreaming of … Continue reading

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Part 6: The Middle

On Christmas Eve, my parents, brother #2 and his family (including his wife’s parents), Sister #4 and her family, and my family often gathered together for a celebration.   This year my brother’s wife volunteered to host a potluck, my favorite … Continue reading

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