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Hardest Prayer I’ve Prayed

There are days that I ask, “Why did we let him join the military so soon?” He can’t vote, can’t get a tattoo, can’t operate a meat slicer at the grocery, can’t rent a car, can’t buy spray paint, can’t
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Caramelized Almond Biscotti

These make a cake like biscotti. You’ll see what I mean when you cut them after the first bake. This recipe makes enough for three people to finish within 24 hours…so doubling it is not a bad idea! Ingredients: 2
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Not Today, Planned Parenthood

One year ago TODAY (at 9:26 am to be exact) Sophie’s dermatologist called her with the news: your pregnancy test came back positive. (I mean, isn’t that how everyone finds out?) Every moment of the next couple weeks were difficult
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For My Son

I had to do a double take to make sure it was you. Blue eyes, I’d recognize them anywhere. Tight smile that curves to form a half moon– I’ve seen it since your kindergarten school picture. Those hands—if you were
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Rose Latte, Love Latte

I’m on a rose kick. It started two years ago when I visited Carmel by the Sea with Sophie and we wandered into a store where I sampled the most beautiful charcoal rose lotion. I surprised even myself when I
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An Eye On Home

I was sitting on the front porch when Roxy and Sable started sniffin’ the air. Instantly the rain came at a downpour, even leaking through a few of the boards overhead. I scooped Roxy up and ran inside. Sable looked
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A look at home...