• Daily Life,  My Children

    An Open Letter to My Daughter on Her 21st Birthday

    Dear baby girl, Happy birthday, my love. And congratulations on making it in one piece to this incredible milestone in your life. That’s not to say there haven’t been some bumps and potholes along the way, but then who in life can say they haven’t experienced the same? Now that you’re an adult, there are some words of wisdom I need to share. Much of it comes from my own experience. And some comes from just paying attention to the world around you. So pay attention. Your siblings are your lifeline. Friends will come and go, but your siblings are forever. Lean on one another during the hard times. Cry on…

  • Daily Life,  Humor

    An Open Letter to my Niece as she Starts College

    My dearest niece, Today is you birthday, and you are headed off to the hallowed halls of higher education. You thought being a freshman in high school was rough? Well, pull up your big girl panties and get ready for the ride of your life. College is a whole new world filled with fun, stress, and changes that will forever shape your future. Since I’m the queen of unsolicited advice when it comes to you and my daughters, I thought…”Why not offer up some useful advice about how to get through college without screwing it up?” So…here it goes. 1) College isn’t for everybody. But you decided to further your…

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