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Ode to my Cat: Talking to Kids about Death

If dogs are man’s best friends, then cats are woman’s. I adopted Pumpkin from an animal shelter in Salem, MA right after buying my first house with my first husband. He was a symbol of our growing family, and a darling cat-baby that we both adored and spoiled like crazy. Pumpkin has been my constant companion […]

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My first babies

The word family means different things to different people.  For some, their closest family includes their best friends.  For others, it means their spouse and children.  For me, family has a broad definition.  It includes relatives, friends, and animals. I’ve noticed that once you have a child people begin to refer to you as a […]

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