Sibling rivalry, aging parents and running the emotional gauntlet

Sibling rivalry, also known as competition between sisters and brothers for a parent’s attention, may change over time. Unique relationships can strengthen or weaken on the road from childhood to adulthood. Physical and emotional distances offer adult siblings new opportunities to develop respectful, loving, caring relationships. Sometimes though, a few embers of competitiveness or jealousy… Continue reading Sibling rivalry, aging parents and running the emotional gauntlet

5 must have puppy products

  As soon as we knew Daisy’s move-in date at the tender age of 10 weeks I headed to the Internet to order her “must haves”. This is not my first rodeo (puppy wrangler)! Simple Solution® puppy training pads: Daisy weighed 2 lbs when we brought her home. She easily fit through the spaces in our… Continue reading 5 must have puppy products

When you only have 100 years to live

With time comes wisdom. I treasure my pearls of wisdom collection as much as some women cherish their heirloom jewelry. Some pearls have passed from generation to generation, some pearls as imperfectly perfect as self-taught lessons. The collection is as unique and special as the people I carry in my heart. “Life is a journey of sweetness and sorrow. Of yesterday’s… Continue reading When you only have 100 years to live

Holiday wish list

Have you ever blown on a dandelion head and watched the seeds float away – a wish carried away by the wind? 2016 has been the year of dispersing the clutter in our lives. After 15 years in our present home, we found time and energy to sort through clothing, to lighten the load in… Continue reading Holiday wish list

The weight of guilt

Guilt is a 4-letter word in disguise. It is a bad feeling that can tear us down and leave us in a soggy mess, mired down by the weight of it. Family caregivers wrestle with feelings of guilt frequently. Sometimes guilt is like jet lag from a non-stop cross country flight, depriving us of rest,… Continue reading The weight of guilt