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Monday / June 25 / 2012

3 things you can learn by taking the hand of a toddler

Silhouettes on a sidewalk (left-to-right: my daughter Brittany, her lil cherub Brody Jo (22 months), and me) June 2012
Silhouettes on a sidewalk (left-to-right: my daughter Brittany, her lil cherub Brody Jo (22 months), and me) June 2012

Silhouettes on a sidewalk spelled L-O-V-E that glorious Adirondacks day, reminding me of the words of Saint Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order (1181-1226), who said, “Preach the gospel at all times. If necessary, use words.”

If necessaryuse words. I love that.

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Friday / June 15 / 2012

Growing up Racette: what have you got to fill this up?

I'm crazy about my Daddy! (pic taken by Hubs, May 21, 2012 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
I’m crazy about my Daddy! (pic taken by Hubs, May 21, 2012 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)

Growing up Racette was, well… magical on many levels. There were boundaries and consequences, yes, but all sprinkled with a dash of, “I dare you!” As part of my blogging experience, I’ve promised to occasionally share “Growing up Racette” moments with the hopes of sowing dream seeds into your soul.

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Wednesday / April 11 / 2012

Sissy Laughter: the milk out your nose kind

Me and my Sissy. Pure, unadulterated joy. (April 2012)
Me and my Sissy. Pure, unadulterated joy. (April 2012)

Cut from completely different fabrics — she like our sweet-tempered Momma, me like our feisty Grandmother — my sister Debbie and I never thought we looked alike. That was until we were both in our brother Mark’s wedding, wearing the same exact dress, donning the same exact hair style.

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Monday / April 09 / 2012

Growing up Racette: splashy-splashy

(Street sign in Lake Placid, New York)
(Street sign in Lake Placid, New York)

Growing up Racette was, well… magical on many levels. There were boundaries and consequences, yes, but all sprinkled with a dash of, “I dare you!”

As part of my blogging experience, I will occasionally share “Growing up Racette” moments with the hopes of sowing dream seeds into your soul. Read the full story…

Thursday / March 08 / 2012

When your kids call you on your sadness

Boulder at Rockwell Falls in Hadley, New York
Boulder at Rockwell Falls in Hadley, New York

What’s wrong, Mom?” Aaaaahhh, a question with which I’m all too familiar. Perhaps I’ve become more sensitive to the inquiry since I started dealing with depression. But even before I came to fisticuffs with the illness, I was reticent to be fully vulnerable with my babes. But why? Read the full story…