Thousand Oaks, My Home

I’ve had this window on my computer open for two weeks, the cursor blinking over and over. But I didn’t know what to write. The words are gone. On November 8, we woke up the news that America’s latest mass-shooting had taken place in my town, Thousand Oaks, California. I grew up in Thousand Oaks….

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This April

Well. My least-favorite month of the year is here. April, I hate you so much. It’s nothing personal. The ninth anniversary of Madeline’s death is this Saturday. My friends are wonderful. They text me to check in, send jokes to make me smile, or little notes to let me know they’re thinking of us. I…

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Island Dreaming

Okay, last day of trip posts, I promise! On our second day on the cruise, the ship’s port of call was in Nassau, Bahamas. We didn’t end up getting off the ship for a couple reasons. The first was that I spent a large portion of the day in conference sessions. The second is that…

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All Aboard

We were sad to leave Walt Disney World, but it certainly helped that we were leaving it to go on a Disney Cruise! I thought there might be tears from the kids when we pulled away from our hotel, but there was only excitement. After we arrived at the cruise terminal and checked in, we…

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Around The World

On our last day at Disney World, we tried to jam in as much as possible. While I went to conference sessions, Mike took the kids to Blizzard Beach, one of the two water parks on the property. He’s a good dad…I would never have taken them to a water park! “Oh, your dad is…

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