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LoveChild 5: German Shepherd, Meet Baby

“My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.”Anne Lamott Besides Mom and Dad, there were two other very important members of my new family.The first was a cat named Fluffy. She was a Persian, with long, white hair. Sadly, I have no pictures […]

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LoveChild 4: My New Home

“There may be no secrets in small towns, but there are no strangers either.”R. A. Mathis My new parents lived in Indian Head, a pretty prairie town about 40 minutes east of Regina, Saskatchewan. Surrounded by flat wheat fields, the town was visible from a distance because of a dozen tall, white elevators filled with grain […]

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LoveChild 3: I Meet My New Parents

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” ​Anthony Brand               On the stairway leading to our second floor, I have two photos of each of my four sons. The smaller pictures were taken at the hospital the day each one was born. Below each birth picture […]

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LoveChild 2: My Son Challenges Me

“Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.”Martha Beck, O Magazine, “Growing Wings,” January 2004 Have you ever been in a room filled with adults when someone walks in with a newborn baby?Most of the people […]

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LoveChild 1: The Ugly Duckling and Me

“It matters nothing if one is born in a duck-yard, if one has only lain in a swan’s egg.” ​Hans Christian Anderson, “The Ugly Duckling” When I was nine years old, I read two books for the first time.Both were titled Fairy Tales. One was by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm; the other by Hans Christian Anderson. I should […]

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18 Tips for Looking After Curly or Wavy Hair

No, I’m not a hair stylist.  Just someone who suffered for years because I had no idea what to do with my unruly hair. So I’m offering some thoughts for anyone out there with curly or wavy hair who feels the way I did. I so wish I’d known these things when I was 5 instead […]

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How I Discovered I Have Curly Hair

If you missed part one of this blog “My Hair Has a Mind of Its Own,” go here. Some days, I look back and wonder how I could have been so obtuse. I mean, as you can see by my picture when I was three, my hair was trying really hard to be curly. And yet, […]

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The Wisdom of Madeline L’Engle

What to do when you’re feeling depressed? Read a hope-filled book. For the last four years or so, I’ve felt kind of overwhelmed. People being killed. So much lying and misinformation happening. Terrorist reports. Fears of white supremacy. Rogue police. Disagreements about water rights and climate control. Oil spills. Children without anyone to care for […]

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New Release: The eBook for A Friend in Need

The third book in the Circle of Friends Series is now available as an ebook or as a paperback book. Just before Valentine’s Day, seventeen-year-old Glen Sauten, who is reeling from his first break-up, jumps headlong into a new relationship. Maybe not the smartest thing he’s ever done. At the same time, he’s trying various […]

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