Category: Family

Faltering

• March 16, 2016 • Comments (1)






Faltering By Renee Bodkin I am having difficulty here.   One of my longest friends is dying of cancer.  She is one of the most kind, thoughtful people I know.  She is too young to die.  I am angry.  I am shaken.  I am heartbroken.     My faith and hope are faltering.      […]






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Sebastian Saves the Day (or Something Like That)

• June 13, 2015 • Comments (0)






Sebastian Saves the Day (or Something Like That) By Renee Bodkin   Memorial Day weekend.    We were camping at Lazy Lakes.  We had visitors – Anna and the girls and Dad.   The kids swam.  The kids kayaked.  They fished and played.  It was a nice day.  I was cooking dinner (on our neighbor’s fire […]






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Gratitude and Rambling

• April 22, 2015 • Comments (0)






  Gratitude and Rambling By Renee Bodkin   Gratitude.  I still feel compelled to express my gratitude although finding the right words is escaping me.   I sit down to write and my mind wanders.  My focus is fleeting.  I don’t think I was ADHD as a child/teen/young adult – though if this isn’t ADHD (or ADD) I […]






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Overwhelmed.

• January 28, 2015 • Comments (0)






Just rambling.   Busy week.  Good week.  Challenging week.  My brain is in overload mode.  How does one still thy brain?   On Day  6 of juicing.  Juiced exclusively for 5 days and now will eat one meal a day while still juicing.  Still need to incorporate some form of workout.  God help me.  I […]






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A Bad Day

• January 9, 2015 • Comments (0)






A Bad Day By Renee Bodkin I don’t normally write about our bad days.  Because really, who wants to read about that crap!  Yes.  I swore.  But after you read about this day, you’ll agree — it is crap.    I wrote about a VERY GOOD DAY yesterday — our day at the Skylon Tower.  […]






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Skylon Tower

• January 8, 2015 • Comments (0)






Skylon Tower   By Renee Bodkin   Over Christmas break we went to the Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, Canada.  It is literally minutes away and we’ve never been there.  We had a groupon deal to see the Battle of the Titans: Dinosaur exhibit (thanks Grandma T) and it was the perfect opportunity  to go! Even […]






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All I Want For Christmas…

• December 17, 2014 • Comments (1)






All I Want For Christmas…   By Renee Bodkin     This is an interesting blog post for me.  I usually write about what I’m grateful for, today I’m writing about my wants.  Tis’ the season for giving… and I am surely a giver.   But today it’s all about my wants.   Some of this may […]






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Pride and Achievement

• November 12, 2014 • Comments (0)






Pride and Achievement   By Renee Bodkin   When my boys were little babies and toddlers, I used to marvel at their successes.  It seemed that each day was something new and I was just so proud of the little (and big) accomplishments of my sweet boys as they grew.  I wondered – almost sadly […]






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Grateful for Chaos

• November 10, 2014 • Comments (0)






Grateful for Chaos   By Renee Bodkin   As I sit down and reflect on my day, one word comes to mind.  Chaos.  Then I smile because it’s almost funny the chaos in one day.  It’s unimaginable sometimes.  And what is even funnier is that I am grateful for the chaos.    Merriam-Webster defines CHAOS […]






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Allergies, Appointments, and a Busy Day!

• November 5, 2014 • Comments (0)






Allergies, Appointments, and a Busy Day! By Renee Bodkin   Coughing until I can barely breathe, sneezing fits where I wonder if it will ever stop, itchy nose and eyes, and just feeling like crud.  Seemingly every spring and fall I go through this on and off and blame it on allergies.  But… I’ve never […]






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