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Happy New Year?

Today is the last day of 2020. As I write this blog, I’m debating with myself. Should I wish everyone a Happy New Year? Didn’t…
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December 31, 2020
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The WAIT Button

In my corner of the world, I’m looking at brightly-colored leaves that are hanging onto branches for dear life. Many of their cohorts have floated…
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October 23, 2020
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The HELP Button

A few weeks ago, I was mowing. In Iowa, mowing is a fact of life. We were months into the spring season and rain and…
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June 24, 2020
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The ESCAPE Button

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just push an ESCAPE button? That’s how I felt on a particular evening in 1998. My kids were…
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May 8, 2020
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The PAUSE Button

Many years ago, I lived in 'Crazy Town.' I was a full-time, stay-at-home mom for seven years. By 1995, I had four young children, a…
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April 28, 2020