Mae’s Favorite Pancakes Recipe

March 7, 2020 | Danielle | B's Kitchen | 0

Happy Pi[e] day – this glorious day where we celebrate all things pie. Today, I am sharing my favorite blueberry pie recipe. Out of every pie I’ve ever made, this one is always the favorite. Get the recipe Filling: My favorite blueberry pie recipe on AllRecipes.com Pie Crust: Our favorite pie crust by MarthaStewart.com Ingredients Crust (*make sure to double…

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To my caregiver Mike: What I hope you know

February 21, 2020 | Danielle | A Post About Mike | 3

Behind every survivor is a caregiver. Sometimes this looks like doctors and nurses. Other times, it’s family and friends. I have an entourage of caregivers in my life. But if you asked each one of them who makes my world go round, there’s one answer: Mike. As I’ve been writing my memoir, Mom, Dad and…

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Here’s our 2020 so far (with pics!)

January 30, 2020 | Danielle | Survivorship | 1

I’ve been talking about you lately. Yes, you, blog reader. And by talking, I should say writing. I’ve added bits of my blogging story into my memoir. I go into why I started Semicolon Stories in 2009 and, in that process, have been reflecting over my blog’s growth into this website… and now a book!…

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Surprise gift – A Devotional

January 5, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals, Parenting | 0

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11 (NIV) I could hardly sleep on Christmas Eve because I knew what awaited my sleeping daughter. A few weeks before Christmas, I…

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Heather with the Feather – A Tribute

December 29, 2019 | Danielle | Survivorship | 4

“I was the primary caregiver for my daddy who passed away from colon cancer in 2013. Two years later, at 34 years old, I was diagnosed. Stage IV colon cancer. No symptoms. No genetic marker. In place of shock was heartbreak; that my husband would bear the burden of primary caregiver. In place of the…

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5 lessons from my garden this year

October 27, 2019 | Danielle | Survivorship | 2

Gardening is one of those things I really want to be good at, but I struggle. I feel like I should be good at it, gardening is in my genes after all. Most stories I’ve heard about my paternal great grandmother involve how hard she worked to grow food, bake pies and raise chickens on…

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What two funerals taught me about the power of presence

October 13, 2019 | Danielle | Survivorship | 0

Over the weekend, I attended two funerals in two days. As I’ve been processing these losses, and searching for a survival tip for today, a simple thought came to my mind:  be present. Our presence to one another is a great gift we can offer to show support. Goodbye, Eva The first funeral I attended…

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Hollywood surprise: Mae’s 9th birthday (pictures!)

October 13, 2019 | Danielle | Parenting | 0

We had a wild idea when we sat down to write our goals for the year in January, which in and of itself felt like a victory. Me, I love goals. Mike, not so much, although he’s begun to embrace them. But, we recognized that over the years, they’ve helped guide our finances and calendar.…

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