Staring down the second half of your life

Staring Down the Second Half of Your Life An interesting thing happened to me when I started my 40’s.  I found myself taking a brutally honest inventory of my life.  This led to drastic changes which impacted  many lives, not just my own.  My kids lives were turned upside down for a while, my ex…

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Our First Christmas

This Christmas, we decided to concentrate less on gifts & more on family.  We set a budget & stuck to it.  We bought each kid something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read.  We did not use a single credit card to pay for anything, I saved up & used…

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Mom with a Blog!!

My husband created this blog for me as a way to share our life with others, an alternative to blasting our stuff on Facebook.  Periodically, I enjoy writing “notes” on Facebook, which serve two purposes: a) inform my loved ones & b) personal therapy.  Sometimes it just feels good to purge.  I will make this…

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My Wife

This is my wife.  Her birthday is in a few days.  As a gift to her I have set up a blog for her to talk to the world. It is important to me that we capture the next years of our lives.  In this blog, The Church Van Chronicles,  I hope to help April…

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