Author Archives: Heather A.

Practice or Business?

Let me begin by saying, I’m the daughter of a doctor and a nurse.  I grew up in a medical family, so I have nothing but the deepest respect for medical professionals and the difficulties they face having to deal … Continue reading

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Tonight produced some statements, so hilarious, so profound, that I could think of nothing better to do with them than to record them in my blog.  This way I’ll have them to share with the boys when they’re older, because … Continue reading

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My Surprise

2005 was a year of surprises for me.  At the beginning of the year, we found out we were pregnant with our second child…just 7 months after I gave birth to our first son, who was conceived through infertility treatments.  … Continue reading

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Guess who is 6 years old today?

Six years ago today, our miracle was born.  Someone told me at that time that the days would drag on, but the years would fly by…and they have.  Six years have passed in the blink of an eye. Today, D … Continue reading

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Say Nothing

There’s a song my friend Karen taught me, which we teach the preschoolers at church.  It goes, “If you can’t say something nice, SHHHHH, say nothing…”  It occurs to me that although this is a great lesson for young children … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Below is the text of a note I posted to Facebook last Good Friday.  There are a couple of reasons I’m posting it here today: 1. I didn’t have a blog at the time. In fact, this was probably the … Continue reading

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Ode to the Japanese Steakhouse

Oh, Japanese Steakhouse, how I love you. You let us eat our food while it’s hot. You entertain the boys. You allow us to visit with family members (because the boys are entertained). All this, and yummy soup too. Japanese … Continue reading

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How to Travel Like a Pro

A couple of days ago, I published my Comedy of Errors travel story, and in it I promised a list of tips that the casual traveler might not consider.  This is by no means a comprehensive list…there are plenty of … Continue reading

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The Glamorous Life of Travel

There are two reactions I typically get when people find out that I travel for my job: “Poor thing!” or “Wow, that must be very cool.”  As extremes often go, neither is quite right.  For the most part I enjoy … Continue reading

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Peter Parker (aka Spiderman) kissed Mary Jane. 5 1/2 year old D: “Why does he kiss her, Mommy?” Me: “Because he likes her.” D: “Hmmm…” Me: “Do you think that’s icky?” D: “No.” Me: “You don’t think kissing a girl … Continue reading

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