The Greatest Gift–part 3

A continuation of The Greatest Gift part 2 To start at the beginning: Part 1 My caseworker drove me 20 miles out of town, down 7 miles of dusty dirt road to a small house with a big back porch and a barn in the back yard. I could see horses in the distance and... Continue Reading →

The Greatest Gift–part 2

A continuation of The Greatest Gift –part 1. My time at the next home was short. I can't say they were horrible foster parents, but they weren't Melrose. I quickly noticed the differences. I no longer got to go on shopping trips, no longer got to pick out what I needed or balance my ledger. There... Continue Reading →

The Greatest Gift –part 1

I started writing this post around Christmas, when the title was much more appropriate. It's been on my mind the past three months as I struggled with sharing or not sharing. Around holidays you hear so many people searching for the perfect gift to give their loved ones and last Christmas, I heard some friends... Continue Reading →

Friday Favorites: Outliers

"Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good.   It's the thing you do that makes you good."  -Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success My 14 yr old stepson surprised and impressed me this week as he interviewed me for a school project. I guess I expected a dry interview where he'd read question... Continue Reading →

Sylvia Jo’s Friday Favorites

Happy Friday Everyone! As I make it through the week, I am making a point to note my favorite personal moments--because it's important to focus on the good stuff that happens in life. Additionally I'm posting my favorite blog, new blogger, video, and app for the week. Who knows, maybe something here will be helpful... Continue Reading →

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