Filling Your Niche
letting go to move forward

Letting go to move forward

Somewhere around early October, we discovered standing water in the basement. Not a lot; just enough leakage from the furnace to evenly saturate the cardboard bottoms of the boxes stacked up neatly under the stairs. And of course, what should be in those boxes but particularly special, particularly absorbent things. Like critical paperwork. And some favorite childhood memorabilia….

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when to walk away

When to walk away

You can read the updated (and way longer, and way more relevant for struggling stepparents) version of this post here: When should you walk away from your blended family? It’s been one of those months. A month when all the paintbrushes I broke out for my best intentions sat unused in water so long they…

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the lucky ones

Last night, I tagged along with Miss G to an info session on the ASL interpreter program she wants to apply for. The presenter had everyone go around the room, introduce themselves, and say a few words about why they wanted to be an interpreter. The answers were many and varied. One gal had been…

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