If you had turned 5, I would have greeted you with a pile of pancakes, with sprinkles and chocolate chips. We would have lit a candle and sung happy birthday. Your face would have lit up in joy over...
Be still.  It's a great tattoo, I've seen a lot of people get this on their wrist as a reminder. It turns out, I like to talk about tattoos. But really - it's a great reminder that we need to...

Kitchen Kisses

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“I kissed you when I walked in the door,” he’d say. “What? No, you didn’t.” “Yup, I did. You don’t even notice half the time” I’d hear. I had to start paying better attention after my husband and I...
I was walking out the door from an event tonight with my friend when, out of nowhere, we began talking about our dreams of our late fathers. My dad passed away 11 years ago on October 6, 2007, at the...
Many families will grieve a loss this holiday season.  A divorce, miscarriage, a loved one's decline in health or their death.  Maybe it is the loss of a job or a loved one is deployed.  An event which shaped...
It was around 6:00pm on a Thursday night in mid-August when my Mom called and said it was time to come home to Wisconsin to say goodbye to my Dad. He had been ill all year, since turning 80...
On May 28th 2014,  at around 11:00am, I got the most gut-wrenching phone call of my life from our babysitter. She was hysterical.  In that moment, I knew my baby was gone. Hello, my name is Alison Surratt. I am married to...

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National Mother-In-Law Day- October 25th

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Who knew there was a day that celebrates Mothers-in-law? There truly is a day for everything, right? There may be mixed thoughts on this day...

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