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Home for the holidays – what I lea...

Home for the holidays – what I learned this year…

Spending nearly two weeks with two different families for two holidays (Christmas and New Year’s) is like getting lost in the engine room of a submarine – it’s hot, complicated and there is no way to escape. But then, after you have given up hope, the sun appears from above the surface and fresh oxygen rushes back into your lungs. As a general rule, I deconstruct my...

It's a family affair

It's a family affair

When I first got married, friends would ask if I felt any different.  It was a good question.  Peter and I had been living together for a year before our wedding day and were well aware of each other’s quirks, ticks and habits.  For example: Cathleen brushes her teeth with warm water. Peter eats cereal without milk. After our honeymoon, we returned to our same apartment, our...