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Month: June 2017

Railroad Track Pictures 

Railroad Track Pictures 

Pictures of people posing and playing on railroad tracks are everywhere. I see the pictures flashed across Facebook weekly, if not daily. The symmetry of the railroad tracks and the background usually make stunning pictures. I used to love these pictures, after all I grew up playing on the railroad tracks by my house. Balancing on the rails and being away from everyone was a moody teen’s dream. However, now the pictures on Facebook and the images of me playing…

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Swimming Safely 

Swimming Safely 

When we first moved to Florida, I was amazed by the amount of toddlers and preschoolers who could swim. Since spending the first part of my life in landlocked Kentucky, I usually saw toddlers and preschoolers splashing in a kiddie pool or a sprinkler. In fact, my own kids hadn’t begun swim lessons until they were six or seven. With my pale skin and novice swimmers, I thought the parents of swimming diapered children were a little militant. Weren’t they?…

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Missing Babies 

Missing Babies 

I lost my babies. Their short chubby legs have been replaced by lanky legs and arms. Their soft blonde hair has grown coarser and darker. The sweet smell of their heads has transformed into the smell of a teen. I look longingly at those baby pictures wondering if I could ever find those sweet boys again. I miss the preschool story times. Yet I revel in their love of books. I miss the cute things they said, but I love…

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One Ingredient 

One Ingredient 

When my husband and I were first dating, I cooked him one of the few meals I could make at the time: Chicken Helper. I don’t think he was too impressed. He still likes to tease me about my early cooking skills (or lack thereof). Sixteen years later, I have fortunately learned a lot more about cooking. One of the most important lessons I have learned is that one ingredient can make a huge difference.   Baking soda can make…

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