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Parents' Blog

A Little Grace, Mammas

December 05, 2016

I don’t always know what to blog about.  Yesterday one of my moms asked me to write about stress during the Holidays.  I told her I didn’t know what she was talking about! What stress? . . . And then a memory of the night before flashed back to my mind; right there and then, I had to dig deep, but the more I thought about stress, the more I remembered.  I let go of my facade . . . only briefly mind you, to let in a distant memory of stress.  Shortly thereafter I put myself right back together, somewhat forcing the image of having it ALL together!  So, I will try to tell you about my brief and unbelievably rare memory of stress.

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Double The Trouble: An Alzheimer’s Experience

June 25, 2016

Both of my parent have Alzheimer’s . . . that is correct, BOTH.  I often have to make that distinction twice when announcing this during a conversation.  Yep, it is a huge bummer.  And a journey I have never wanted to take nor do I want anyone else to have to experience.  Where do I begin.  First, they both present their symptoms in very different ways. 

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Swim Team: Here We Are

June 06, 2016

Keaton started swim team last Monday!  It was with much excitement and trepidation . . . for mom.  Keaton had nothing but excitement regarding this unknown they call swim team.  We woke up to a very dreary morning and were uncertain as to whether swim lesson would be cancelled. 

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Level 5 at 5: When The Unexpected Happens

April 27, 2016

For those of you who don’t know what a “level 5” swimmer is, think flip turns, the butterfly, freestyle for a long way, breast stroke for a long way, good backstroke form…overall a pretty darn good swimmer. At age five, I think pretty impressive by any standard. Keaton certainly didn’t come into this earth a swimmer, like all kids or adults, depending on when you start, swimming is a life skill like any other sport.  It takes time, dedication, great instruction and repetition to get good at it. 

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