Category Archives: time and family balance

In like a lamb

Spring is here. I know because I hear the frogs. That was one of the few things I was sad about leaving. I loved hearing the frogs. Well, I moved by a marsh and I this week I found out … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Blues

Grief has a pattern to it.  The first year is the toughest.  You have these milestones and remember where you were the year before without the grief.  I’ve gotten to know grief too well. My dad died after his battle … Continue reading

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Groundhog’s Day and Kids

Today is ground hog’s day and I can watch it from inside my warm house since it is all virtual and they had cardboard cut outs of an audience.  Last year it was a super spreader event. But the year … Continue reading

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Are you a good fit for cohousing?

A lot of cohousing websites ask this question and have decent answers but let me give you another perspective.  Are you a good fit for cohousing? Maybe and maybe not. I thought I was because I love people and wanted … Continue reading

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Parenting in a Fish Bowl

I am writing today on my step-daughter’s birthday.  She made me an instant parent over 20 years ago.  It was baptism by fire.  All the changes in her life didn’t sit well with a 5 year old and I found … Continue reading

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3 Months In – I’m not the only one

  One neighbor admitted last night that this is harder to adjust than different to than she thought. I’ll have to ask her more.  She was expecting living here to be more like a college program or workshop she did … Continue reading

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