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‘Mega Wedding’ highlights importance of family

August 13, 2012 – 9:54 pm

Every now and then I look back at a story I’ve done and realize I got to share something special.
A story last week hit that note completely.
Wednesday of last week I found myself at the …

When blogs go silent for a bit

December 19, 2011 – 6:56 am

Sometimes, life catches up with you.
That’s been very true the last few weeks. So this is me, apologizing, for being silent on the blog.
Do you blog? Do you find you have dozens of ideas about …

Connecting with family through our names

November 18, 2011 – 9:11 am

Growing up, I remember clearly two family members calling me Shelley: My grandparents. My mom would use the name sometimes; apparently often enough that my future husband adopted it.
In turn, his family adopted that name …

I’m thankful for …

November 7, 2011 – 11:10 am

As I look back at the weekend, I’m thankful for my time with family. Saturday found us at our school’s fall festival, a soccer game (hey, they lost, but they played hard!) and a movie. …

I am thankful for …

November 1, 2011 – 11:38 am

Welcome November! It’s the month of giving thanks. As a mom, I have an abundance of gifts around me that I’m thankful for: my children, my husband, our home and amazing family that surround us.
I’m …

Photos, words and memories: Documenting my family

July 19, 2011 – 8:50 am
Kids hiking

I’m sitting outside a coffee shop, feeling the heat of the Valley’s summer start to bare down – and it’s only 9 a.m.
I miss our vacation.
For 10 days, the kids and I enjoyed the coolness …

Some days are crazy, but they make me smile

March 29, 2011 – 3:11 pm

There are crazy mornings. And then there are comical ones.
Most times, they are one-in-the-same.
Like Monday: I left my phone upstairs so I missed the multiple calls and messages from my friend/babysitter that she was ill.
I …

Sharing the love: My children respond

February 2, 2011 – 2:31 pm

Last night, my kids came home and saw the notes I’d written them on the whiteboard (part of my monthlong plan to tell them why I love them).
They enjoyed them. My daughter asked me to …

Sharing the love: My family gives me joy

February 1, 2011 – 2:22 pm

I’m in love.
Completely. Addictively. In. Love.
That’s what I’m sharing this month. My love for with the ones I live with.
I left a note on the white board listing the reasons I love them today.
For my …

What is the cost of raising kids?

June 21, 2010 – 6:22 pm

Yup, it’s official. It costs more to raise a child today than when my parents were growing up.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest report, http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/CRC/crc2009.pdf, compares the 1960 and 2009 expenses of raising a child …