Category Archives: Helen

Becoming Judie Kay

Every daughter realizes at some point in her life that, “Dear God, I’ve become my mother.” Sometimes it’s said with a bowed head, shaking slowly side to side and other times with a smile and pride knowing your mother would … Continue reading

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We Are Family

The modern family unit is complex and often includes members not connected by blood or marriage.  Same-sex parents, grandparents raising their children’s children, single mothers and fathers raising children with the help of their tightly-knit community.  All of these families … Continue reading

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Banana Shake

I should be working. But who can resist two dogs playing tug o’ war with a banana? Helen loves her banana and has named it Anna. She keeps Anna close to her bed and often carries it from room to … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices

Admit it.  You talk to your dog. And he talks back. Harley and I have full conversations about important things like where to go for our walk today, how his knee feels, what he’d like with his kibble for breakfast. … Continue reading

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Foxy!

I hate mornings. And, no, hate is not too strong a word. I fight the same battle every day. The alarm sounds and I start to resurface from my deep sleep like a diver coming up for air, slowly moving … Continue reading

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One Week

Harley was grieving. Travis passed on Saturday morning and all weekend he seemed withdrawn. He was scheduled to visit the kids in juvenile detention that Monday and I nearly cancelled, but thought it might be a nice distraction for both … Continue reading

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