Deal of the Century

SAN JOSÉMy sister has owned her home for several years (well, the bank owns it, but she thinks she owns it because she pays a mortgage), but this was my first visit.  She moves around so much that I have been to a number of her residences, and even lived in one for a while....more

Every Family Needs Them

The last few days been some what busy, and today we had a birthday party for my Uncle Melvin turn 90 on Monday.They also have a first cousin who just turn 85 or 86. Todd. Since we were celebrating Uncle Melvin thought we would celebrate Todd birthday.Todd two daughters and grand daughter drove up from the north side of Spokane....more

traditionally untraditional. part two. OR why my son shouldn't be allowed to eat the rum cake.

The most bizarre of the traditionally untraditional had to be our dinner conversation. Did we share all the things for which we are thankful?  No. Did we discuss politics- Hillary, the Donald, immigration, or the economy?  Thank heavens, no. Was there mention of deflated footballs, California wildfires or Syrian refugees? A discussion of the year’s best books or most disappointing movies? No. No. No. No. No.  ...more
Laughing, as always, at your tale. Love the "Hi, Elvis." Our traditional Thanksgiving game is: ...more

Lessons From my Daughter


National Adoption Month

National Adoption Day is officially November 21st. Some of you may know that I was adopted when I was around 8 months old. I came to the land of the free, home of the brave courtesy of United Airlines on April 11, 1987. Before that, I lived in a foster home; the only remembrance of that time, one photo of an Asian lady holding me.  ...more

One Mom's Honest Reaction to Her Son Coming Out as Gay

Originally written on October 7, 2015. I had no answer to the question. I didn't think I'd need one. So let's backtrack a little bit: A little over 15 years ago, our first, beautiful baby boy was born. We couldn't wait for him to talk. Then when he could talk, we couldn't wait for him to shut up (parents of talkative kids, you KNOW what I mean. I love him dearly, but omgwouldyoupleasebequietforfiveminutes instead of tellingthecashieryourlifestory). ...more
I appreciate your honesty, and your effort to shift your own worldview. I have a son and a ...more

Turkey Trot! Give This New Thanksgiving Tradition a 'Run' This Year

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is hanging with my crazy family, followed closely by my mama’s homemade dressing and gravy. My least favorite part is watching my family spend the holiday and the entire next day binge-watching football and lackluster Lifetime movies. ...more
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How to Add Holiday Cheer in Caregiving?

Think outside the box to use the holidays to bring cheer, joy and fun to caregiving all year long....more