Category Archives: Faith & Family

Sally Ride, A Role Model

We have five daughters. We grew up in an era when great changes were happening with opportunities for women.  We saw the opportunities for women as opportunities for men, too.  Men of my father’s generation were not hands on like … Continue reading

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Baker’s Dozen – Father’s Day

Here are 13 fun facts about Father’s Day. 1)  Father’s Day is celebrated the 3rd Sunday of June in the U.S. 2)  Some believe that Father’s Day originated as the result of Grace Golden Clayton’s efforts after the Monongah Mining … Continue reading

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The Move to Adulthood – A Series of Firsts

This past weekend, we moved our middle child to her first home as a full-fledged adult. Sniff. She’s been so excited about this new chapter in her life.  When I’ve teased her about staying and living at home with us, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day – A Time to Remember

Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States military. While we have no family members who died while in the military, we have plenty who have served. My father-in-law served in the … Continue reading

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Lifting Each Other Up

My middle child and I made a quick (525 miles and 8 hours of driving each way) 3-day trip to Minnesota. We wanted to go to Ikea to help her stock up on items for her new home. It was … Continue reading

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Moving from student to adult

Our middle child graduated from college a few weeks ago. It was a proud day for her.  And for us. She’s looking less like a college student. And more like a grown up in just a few weeks. Soon, she … Continue reading

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My Swedish Roots & Other Swedish Things

In honor of our trip to Ikea in Minneapolis, my cousin’s book about our mutual ancestors, Swedish Fish, and Swedish Meatballs, I decided to write about my Swedish roots. My sister and brother-in-law live in Eagan, Minnesota, a suburb of … Continue reading

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