Sunday Stills Beach Graphic

Sunday Stills: Seeking #Warmth

The theme “warmth” for this week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge conjures a variety of ideas. For many, it has been a cold, harsh winter. I spent last weekend in South Lake Tahoe for our Ladies Retreat. The Sierra Nevada mountains in May can be warm, cold or both! This time, although the nights and early …

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May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.

Where are You Going? Here’s to Strong Women

With all the turmoil and sickness plaguing us these last few weeks, I want to take a moment to celebrate my daughters’ January birthdays. If we were having coffee today, I would invite you in for a hot beverage of your choice (coffee’s ready!) and perhaps some virtual birthday cake. Today is my oldest daughter’s …

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Sailing Lessons

Weekend Squared Coffee Share

If we were having coffee, I would share that my last two weeks were very eventful! But first, let me get you a nice cup of coffee or tea. I think I’ll have a caramel macchiato today. After a crazy weekend of watching a windsurfing competition and exhibition I felt exhausted. I didn’t really even …

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What-If-You-Fly

Weekend Coffee Share: The Phoenix Shall Fly

“There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask, 'What if I fall?’ Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?”  --Erin Hanson If you are like me, you may have spent part of your weekend at a graduation ceremony. If we were having coffee I would have handed …

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Mom-and-Me

A Disappointed Daughter’s Perspective for Mother’s Day

Back in September, I wrote a post that elicited an emotional response from a variety of readers. For Mother's Day, I would like the share this again. For my mom; my dream reader As I delve more into blogging each day, sharing my perspectives, I’m challenged with the notion that I am a disappointed daughter. My …

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Yosemite Girls

Where Are You Going, My Little Ones?

Thirty years ago today marks the birth of my first daughter, “MAM.” First off, I am in awe that 30 years has gone by. Secondly, how can I be the mother of a 30-year old? At age 24, working a part-time job with no benefits, and having just moved back to my home town in …

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On Being a Disappointed Daughter

Back in September, I wrote a post that elicited an emotional response from a variety of readers. The current Blogging 101 course asked bloggers to tell us about their "dream reader". On Bloglovin, I am dabbling in the 31 days of better bogging challenge, which mirrors this assignment. I would like the share this again with all …

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Masks Off: The Mother I Could Have Been

We’re less than a week away from Halloween! If you had to design a costume that channeled your true, innermost self, what would that costume look like? Would you dare to wear it? A while back I wrote a post titled Dream Reader: Perspective On Being A Disappointed Daughter. I still struggle with modern day expectations of …

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October 4th Birthdays

October 4th marks the birthdays of two special people in my life: my current mother-in-law, and my former mother-in-law (how weird is that??). Both women are in their 80s and doing pretty well. Although I have only known my current "mom" for 5 years, she has an amazing history and has recently bounced back from …

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Mom-Dad-and-Me

Dream Reader: Perspectives On…Being A Disappointed Daughter

As I delve more into blogging each day, sharing my perspectives, I’m challenged with the notion that I am a disappointed daughter. My mother may never see this, not because she has passed on, but because she is living in a nursing home since 2010, at the young age of 74. Mom’s health has always …

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