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My Father’s Day Tribute – James Vincent Blubaugh 07-19-1937 to 06-11-2016

This post is filed under: Family, Holidays, Relationships

These past days and months were difficult in many ways for my wonderful dad and all of us who loved him. He was struggling with multiple illnesses, and except for ... (read more)

Remembering Two Kinds of Heroes

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This Memorial Day I want to share a story that is very close to my heart. This story is about a mother (my cousin Mary) and her son Ryan, a ... (read more)

Christmas Memories

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Sometimes I think of the frenzy that surrounded Christmas preparations when I was a young mother – and it makes me glad I’m not a young mother, anymore! Cutouts. Snowballs. Buckeyes. ... (read more)

Irish Lullaby

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I am still reflecting on Mother’s Day. I had a wonderful day with my son and my daughter’s sent beautiful cards with heartfelt messages.  I am so blessed to have ... (read more)

The Ultimate Book Lover’s Gift Guide

This post is filed under: Book Review, Holidays, Midlife, Midlifestylers, New Book, Over iT

The Holidays are quickly approaching and you know what that means…..It’s  time to start looking for inspiring gift ideas to give to friends and family! Let’s face it: sometimes it’s hard ... (read more)

Veterans Day & Two Kinds of Heroes

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Healthy mind, Holidays, Passion & Purpose, Soul & Spirit

Last year I shared a story about service and giving back that is very close to my heart. This story is about a mother (my cousin Mary) and her son ... (read more)

One Super Busy Thankful Lady?

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Fun & Adventure, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Holidays, Midlife, Midlifestylers, New Book, Over iT, Passion & Purpose, Reinvention, Relationships, Soul & Spirit

Today I realized that there are only 7 more weeks left in 2014. Where did time go? It definitely has wings and often moves like a tornado.  The vibrant autumn ... (read more)

Shape-Shifting Halloween & The Female Body

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Exercise, Fun & Adventure, Health & Wellness, Healthy mind, Holidays, Midlife, Midlifestylers, New Book, Over iT, Passion & Purpose, Reinvention, Relationships, Soul & Spirit

As Halloween approaches I’ve decided that I don’t need to run out to the costume store. I already have a new costume.  My body is creating one for me right ... (read more)

Filling the Empty Nest

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Health & Wellness, Healthy mind, Holidays, Midlife, Midlifestylers, Over iT, Reinvention, Relationships, Soul & Spirit

My three kids are grown and gone, off to college, with careers and lives of their own. When our nests are officially empty, we’re happy and we’re sad. The house feels ... (read more)

A Memorable 4th of July.

This post is filed under: Emotional Well-Being, Healthy mind, Holidays, Passion & Purpose, Relationships, Soul & Spirit

Tornadoes hardly ever strike Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. So that was the last thing we expected when we decided to spend the Fourth of July weekend there in 2001, along ... (read more)

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