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A part of the family

A part of the family

The two newest members of our family, Moe and Carl, our cats, have been with us for just more than a year and a half. I have to say, in that…
It's in the books

It's in the books

I almost pulled it off.We celebrated my grandson's seventh birthday this weekend with our annual fam…
Get to  gardening

Get to gardening

When my husband and I were house hunting last year, one thing I wanted was a big enough yard so I could plant a garden someday. Gardening ha…

Bye Bye Blossom

I’ve caught more flak about butchering Blossom than any other column I’ve written. Good grief. She had so many people rooting for her I feel…
Verbiage is key is sports

Verbiage is key is sports

District champion or is it regional champion? I’m so confused here in Iowa when it comes to high school sports management — two state entiti…
Thanks, Mom

Thanks, Mom

Being a mom is by far the best job I’ve ever had. Hearing my kiddos say “mama” is the sweetest sound to my ears. The repeated “mom can I hav…
Celebrating Mom

Celebrating Mom

Celebrating moms is a great idea. Even though my own mother is no longer living, I celebrate her every single day. Every. Single. Day.

Life reset

It was a Sunday morning and I was using my laptop computer and Android smartphone. All of a sudden the smartphone locked up and wouldn’t do …
Triple Crown promise shattered

Triple Crown promise shattered

When the first Saturday in May rolls around each year, the horse racing community has a renewed sense of excitement. The Run for the Roses —…
The name game

The name game

Editors Note: This column originally published May 25, 2017.When it came to naming our kids, my husb…
Back for more

Back for more

I’m back.As some of you probably noticed, the weekly sports columns went away for a few weeks. The s…
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