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I couldn’t believe it! Sparkling puppy eyes peered up from a dilapidated cardboard box. FREE in black sharpie was written on the broadside of the container. Garage sale shoppers were milling about the driveway and some were holding puppies scooped from the box.

They looked suspiciously like pure bred Labradors.

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It’s just a commercial — so how is it that I’m misty-eyed?

It’s Leslie Mann’s beautiful daughter, not mine. But, Lordy Lordy, I’ve been there.

“Are you leaving the house like that?” …

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The room visibly dimmed, turning all heads to look out the window. Big, black clouds with a tinge of green were moving in at break-neck speed. The intercom engaged making us all jump, “Teachers please take a moment to check your email immediately.”

My class was unusually silent, while BIG…


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Dear Parents of thrill-seeking, accident prone and hard-to-keep-track-of Children,

Having a family changes everything. You go from having pretty much just you to look out for, to having children — vulnerable, dependent on you for everything, catastrophe-inviting children.

In hindsight, why were we so encouraging of them as they learned…

Donna Lynn

I’m Donna — mom of three grown children and grandma to 4. I’m a former kindergarten teacher and I love to write.

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