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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day by Vicki Hinze     When we fall, Mom picks us up and carries us until we can walk on our own again.   Mom comforts us and bind our wounds. She whispers reassurances and reminds us who we are.   [...]

A New Year, A New Beginning

  A New Year, A New Beginning   By   Vicki Hinze     Twenty sixteen is drawing to a close.  That closing is an opportunity for us to look back, see what happened during the year, and to decide how we want to go [...]

Little Christmas Traditions

    Little Christmas Traditions   By   Vicki Hinze     When the children grew up and had families of their own, one of the big changes for us was not having Christmas at home with them on Christmas day.  Instead, [...]

Annoying Relatives? Call the Spanking Santa!

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes The most wonderful stressful time of the year is upon us. Long lines, visiting relatives, and credit card bills that give bankers a warm, fuzzy feeling in their wallets. But fear [...]

Holiday Blues: When You’ve Lost Everything (or Feel You Have)

Holiday   HOLIDAY BLUES:  WHEN YOU’VE LOST EVERYTHING  By  Vicki Hinze   This year, more than most, I’m hearing from people who have lost everything.  They’re feeling hopeless and helpless.  [...]

‘Tis the Season

’Tis the Season   by    Vicki Hinze     ‘Tis the season, but for too many, the meaning behind the holiday is lost. For them, it is a time of duties—sending Christmas cards, attending school plays, [...]

Pilgrim on the Solitary Path

Bayard & Holmes ~Piper Bayard This is the week of the mass American pilgrimage. Thanksgiving, more than any other holiday, is the day we Americans travel home. It is the one holiday we all share, no matter what our religion. The day when [...]

Safety Tips for Halloween

Safety Tips for Halloween   By   Vicki Hinze       1.  Adults accompany your kids.  Never let anyone Trick or Treat alone.   2.  Never enter a stranger’s home.   3.  Avoid sharp objects [...]

National Women’s Checkup & Lost Sock Day

National Mother’s Day