Posted by on Feb 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I just met a women who I have been in contact with online for years. She collects the items for the “mommy bags” and delivers them to CHOP for the Oncology moms who are stuck at the hospital during the holidays with their ill children. Marie is an amazing person who I want to salute as an unsung hero in my book. She tirelessly collect items for these gifts and when she comes up short, goes out and makes purchases to make certain each mom has enough personal items to help them get through being at the hospital day in and day...

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Fundraising Importance

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are so many charitable organizations and there are so many causes, how does one decide where or how to donate? There are some things you can think about before you donate to an organization. Here are some questions you can ask yourself. First, do I want to donate to a nationwide or global organization or something a bit smaller, like local or run very small and close to the belt? Does it matter the percentage of my dollar that is used for the actual charity? How does my heart feel when I donate to said organization, or go to something to...

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Saying Goodbye

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We said goodbye a few weeks ago to yet another young person who graduated high school with our son. Tori passed in a terrible car accident recently of which the details we do not know as of yet. Regardless, this is just another young person heading to heaven way too early. Tori and our son went all through grade school, middle, and high school together and although I am not certain they kept in touch after, social media managed to keep the kids up to date with each other. Tori was a full of life kind of girl, a little troubled, but who did not...

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Favorite Foods

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We recently were away for a little trip and the conversation with friends was sharing what our favorite foods were. For those who know me, I love to eat and for me it is usually about eating well prepared foods that are healthy. I am not obsessed with healthy but close to it and love to try to prepare all our meals with nutritional value. We also shared our favorite cheat foods which can also be nutritious if prepared properly. I just love pizza and pasta. These two things are foods I do not eat very often but when I do they are enjoyed. I...

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Chicken Soup, Good for the Soul

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is a book and a saying and is so very true. I love to cook and making chicken soup is a specialty of mine. It is a staple in our freezer at all times and everyone we are close with looks forward to a “drop off” when they are feeling ill and under the weather. On a snowy day in the middle of winter, there is nothing like a big bowl of homemade chicken soup. When I visited our son a few times I surprised him with a fresh pot of soup for his freezer, which he loved more than anything and recently visiting some close friends in...

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Appreciate What We Have

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

With all the election stuff (speaking mildly), and everyone bickering in the country (also putting it mildly), it’s time to stand up and sit back and wait. It is not going to matter who you voted for or not, we are all Americans, of every color and religion. We have to give it the time it needs to unfold and play out. We should all be on the same page at this point and hope and ,yes, pray, that things will fall into place. Taxes, healthcare, deportation, and everything else going forward. We have made our choice as a majority and now it...

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Family “Stuff”

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We all have it, try to hide it,deal with hit, hate it. That pretty much sums up the whirlwind of a family. Whithout it we could not exist as a family. It feeds us positive and negative energy and the truth is to learn the balance and make it work for everyone.  It is impossible to please every kind of personality without creating a bit of havic among family members. I try to keep neutral when I can but like everyone I speak my mind when needed but try very hard not to hurt feelings along the way. I have found most important is that we...

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Illness and the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

All of us have experienced illness during the holidays at one time or another. It really is not the “best” time to become ill, but for those of us who have something much more serious that we are dealing with throughout the year, the holidays can be challenging. If a child is hospitalized, then we have to work around it and remember that holidays are just another day of the week. We strive for that perfection but we forget that happiness and gifts should first come from the heart. If the family cannot gather for one reason or...

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Holidays are Coming

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Just when we thought you had all the time in the world, they are here again. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and all the other holidays that are celebrated around the world. I love them all and embrace each one as they come and go. We gather the family and laugh, eat, and catch up until the next time we can gather everyone together and repeat our ritual. Our happiness centers around the preparing of our favorite foods and desserts, special drinks and lots of laughs and smiles. We are all just happy to be together and for those who...

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Winter is Just Around the Corner

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I hate to admit it but where we live, no matter how much we try to ignore it, the cold will blanket us soon and embrace our lungs with breathless mornings. At times I can say I enjoy the refreshing air but most of the time, by end of January, I am counting the days until spring and summer are upon us. It is nice if you can take a trip to somewhere warm, something we always try to do, which helps us cope with winters that are ungodly cold. When my bones feel the ache and cold and I cannot warm up during the day, I enjoy a hot drink, a fire, and...

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