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A note to my college graduate.

Amelia, I could start this out with so many thoughts and sayings about graduation such as, “We are so proud.,” or “Congratulations,” but that’s not you is it? No, it is not. My words  of wisdom and joy to you are “You are no longer driving the struggle bus!” You are on your way now. These four years have gone by with so many challenges and joys. I have loved being a part of it, yet, those never-ending questions! I…

29 Days, 6 hours, 33 minutes, and 30 seconds (and counting)

From the time of this posting, in the days, hours, minutes, and seconds listed above, I will have one college graduate and one college sophomore. How did this happen and where are the little versions of them? I believe they are still there. When the phone rings, anytime of the day and I hear, “Mom?” my heart stops for a minute. As any good Italian mother, we fear they don’t need us anymore, but in reality they do, it’s just…

Empty Nest Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

One little cookie is ok, right? It is snowing right now in upstate New York. I would guess there is an inch or two on my deck. Therefore, I am not grilling dinner tonight. Hmm, so what do i have for dinner? What heals a chilly evening soul? Chocolate Chip Cookies either as dinner or after dinner, depending on your mood! I previously blogged a recipe for chocolate chip cookies, but it is time consuming and makes a ton of…