Real Confessions of a Young Grandma

“I must confess” has been the beginning of each of my posts since I began my blog in 2018. Today's confession centers on all the things I have learned since becoming a grandma - which, incidentally, is very different than being a mother.  I am no longer captain of the ship, so to speak, and …

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Too Little Time for All the Things

I must confess, I wasn’t sure anyone would notice that it’s been a little over four months since my last post. I was actually considering shutting down my blog.  But this week FOUR people on separate occasions asked me if I had stopped blogging. I’ve since reconsidered.  So many things have been going on since …

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Friends, Football, and Fun

I must confess, I packed a lot of living into my Sunday this past weekend.  The hubby and I hosted a brunch for ten friends, we witnessed a football game of epic proportions, and we played the most extraordinary and engaging board game with a pair of our lively grandkids.  Life is good. Sunday morning …

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Harvest of Blessings

I must confess that I absolutely know when autumn arrives in my neck of the woods.  On my drive home from my granny nanny duties, I check to see if "the sign" is there, and if it is not I go on my merry way thankful for another day of summer.  However, when I see …

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Six for Saturday

I must confess I am a sucker for sweet sounding alliteration (did you catch that?) which is why many of my blog articles are entitled this way.  Anyway, it's about time I posted again, but I’ve been preoccupied with a variety of late summer activities which have kept me away from my laptop lately.  But today …

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What a Treasure

I must confess, this summer has been running away from me with too many fun and interesting things to do, and it’s kept me away from blogging, but I could not let the chance pass by to tell you about an extraordinary camping experience we had recently with, like, oh, about hundred other people. Yes, …

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Be the Change You Wish to See

I must confess I was not born with a green thumb.  Although I aspire to have a one, gardening is not going to appear on my resume anytime soon.  When my son and his wife recently moved into their new home, I offered to plant some flowers around their property and achieved mixed results.  Friends, …

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Swedish Death Cleaning: It’s Really a Thing

I must confess, when I first heard about Swedish death cleaning I was a little startled, but more intrigued.  I was viewing a television news program a few weeks ago in which this concept was featured, and I borrowed from the library the book that the news piece was based upon entitled, The Gentle Art …

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Three For Thursday

I must confess, I’m thoroughly enjoying the ‘number of the day’ themed pieces I’ve been doing lately.  It's so convenient to get two, three, four, five or six items of interest in a post with the days Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.  So, dear readers, I submit to you this week, the Three For …

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The Friday Five

I must confess, it's been a week of celebrating for our family, and this is a much needed change of pace after all the germs and sickness of these long winter weeks.  We had a birthday or two, followed by Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day, and a new recipe to try. Birthday Banana Cream Cheesecake  …

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A Look Back at 2017

I must confess, 2017 was a pretty eventful year with some amazing, wonderful, and poignant memories.  Each New Year's Eve, my husband and I like to take a look back and reflect on the many blessings and experiences that comprised the moments of the previous year.  We typically sit down and go through my calendar, …

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Christmas Blessings

I must confess, I felt quite blessed this Christmas with the many gifts I received; not only the actual presents given to me, but the gifts of my family and the time we spent together for three days.  Yes, Christmas Day actually lasted for three days at my house!  My hubby and I hosted a …

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The Timeless Love of Mom and Dad

I must confess, our family enjoyed the Harbor Queen Boat Tour today as we celebrated with Mom and Dad; their timeless love and wedded bliss for over 55 years of marriage and Dad's milestone birthday of turning 80 (I don't know how they do it, but they never seem to age!). We gathered at the …

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My Superpower

I must confess, I have a superpower.  I am a grandma.  I first acquired my superpower at the age 49 with the birth of our first granddaughter.  Now, I have five grandchildren with one granddaughter spreading sunshine in heaven.  Prior to becoming a grandma for the first time, there was a lot of discussion about …

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