Category Archives: Family

Fun in the parks! Lake Metroparks Adapted Programs

One of the gems here in Lake County, Ohio, is our Lake Metroparks system.  Great places to hike, play and swim are minutes away from our homes.  Each season they publish Parks Plus!, a big book of programs and activities … Continue reading

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February Lake Erie East Coastal Gazette

Wondering what to do in Lake County in February?  The February issue of the Lake Erie Coastal Gazette has the scoop on art shows, restaurants and Valentine’s day ideas.  Oh yeah, my review of Bistro 70 is in there too!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Photos

This photo challenge was, well, challenging!   My family had a lot of fun this year.  We only left Ohio twice, and even then we just went over the border into Pennsylvania.  We went to a lot of beautiful and … Continue reading

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The Christmas Stockings That Bind Us

The year I was born, 1956, my mother made our family’s first Christmas stocking.  My stocking is certainly vintage, approaching antique.  It’s held up pretty well considering its age.  Maybe better than its owner! The number of stockings increased through the years as my sister … Continue reading

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Old Photos and Ancestors

I am fascinated by old photos of people.  I love to study the expression on their faces, the period clothing and jewelry, furnishings,  backgrounds.  I think it’s sad that these family photos end up for sale at a flea market … Continue reading

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In Print!

Many of you know I am part of a community of bloggers promoted by our local newspaper, the News-Herald.  Each weekend they feature a story by one of their bloggers and this Sunday my article, Down Syndrome Awareness – Babies Grow … Continue reading

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Down Syndrome Awareness – Babies Grow Up

Lately I’ve been reading through blogs and postings for October Down Syndrome Awareness Month.  Most have been by parents of babies or young children.  It’s a fun time.  You have a cute, cuddly baby, a sweet toddler.    It’s a … Continue reading

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Glee Thriller at Lake Metroparks Halloween Hayride

First of all, in my opinion, Lake Metroparks is one of the gems of Lake County, Ohio.  Most of you know my son Andy.  Andy has Down syndrome and while he could participate in many park activities and visits the … Continue reading

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Summer Graduation

Before we headed into the Hocking Hills we had something to celebrate.  Dana, my husband, finished up 18 grueling months of a Masters in Business Administration and now it was time to graduate and party! My whole family, Dana’s mom … Continue reading

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County Fair!

It’s county fair time in Ohio!  Most are already over, a few are still to come.  Dana and I went to the Lake County fair on Thursday evening.  Our county fair is different from those in very rural counties.  Lake … Continue reading

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