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When Your Parents Were Lovers

This month would have been my parents’ 67th wedding anniversary. They had only 40 years together before my father died in 1989, and Mom passed away last November. Through the years, she always marked the date. I’ll continue the tradition and think of them as young, healthy lovers. The grainy, black-and-white photographs from 1946 fluttered to …

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Grieving and Looking Ahead at the Holidays

During the holidays grieving for lost loved ones can be especially painful. Kay Lynn Akers of Weight Chronicles chooses to look forward to alleviate the sadness she feels.   In 2011 my husband and I were traveling to Kansas to spend the Christmas holidays with my mom, stepdad, sister, brother and many other family members.  For many …

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How Parenting Changed My View of My Parents

Claudia Schmidt looks back on a traumatic and serious rift with her parents and considers what her children might think of her someday. Read more from Claudia on her blog, My Left Breast. I wasn’t the happiest of teenagers and didn’t have the best of relationships with my parents.  Our combative relationship reached its peak …

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I’ve Fallen in Love with Someone New

 On August 8th in Seattle, Washington, our daughter Sarah and her husband Sol, brought a beautiful pink bundle of joy into this world. I am now a Grandma! Now, I understand why grandparents go on and on, bragging about their grandchildren. I’m proud, and not the least bit embarrassed to be a grandmother. I don’t …

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