1. Helpful Truths for Winter Break

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    January 3, 2020 by Julia

    This year, the day after Christmas, after reading my ‘notes to self’ from last year during winter break, I decided …
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  2. Land of Wonders: To my other Grandma, on her 90th birthday.

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    December 23, 2019 by Julia

    For the second time this year, I have a grandma turning ninety years old. How lucky am I? This means …
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  3. Blowing Off Steam (Without Being Mean)

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    December 6, 2019 by Julia

    A few weeks ago, it struck me with sudden clarity that I’d let things go too far in my household, …
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  4. As I Get Older, or What to Expect When You Apparently Have Chronic Health Issues Now, or Adulting

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    October 25, 2019 by Julia

      I’m grappling with getting older, to the point that it became a joke when I recently visited my best …
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  5. THE BIG MOVE

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    October 16, 2019 by Julia

    They say moving is stressful, and they are right. We moved for the first time with kids, after thirteen years …
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  6. To Grandma on her 90th Birthday

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    September 26, 2019 by Julia

    I am lucky enough to have two grandmothers approaching their 90th birthdays this year; actually, today is my paternal Grandma’s …
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  7. Oh the Humanity of House Hunting!

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    May 24, 2019 by Julia

      We are currently in the quagmire of contracts and big financial decisions concerning our upcoming move to a new …
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