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Joys of Summer

By Ruth L Snyder / July 23, 2012 /

Are you enjoying your summer? School ended on June 28th. On the 29th I took one of our sons for dental surgery. The surgery itself was fine, but the anesthesia took its toll. My son asked for a milk shake. While I was in the Wendy’s drive through he started groaning and whining. A few…

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What Kind of Legacy am I Leaving Behind?

By Ruth L Snyder / May 16, 2012 /

Sometimes my mind makes strange connections. Today was one of those days. I was invited to attend a party and asked to bring two items wrapped in newspaper for a gift exchange. One of the items I picked to give away was a book about legacy. As I wrapped the book, I thought about the…

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Avoiding the Bedtime War Zone – Ruth L. Snyder

By Ruth L Snyder / May 1, 2012 /

Why is it that almost without exception, children love to hate bedtime? One of the most important things you can do as a parent or caregiver is to create bedtime routines. Here is a checklist to get you started: Bath Put on pajamas Brush teeth Bedtime snack/drink Clean up toys Read story together Hugs Tuck-in…

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A Novel Challenge – Ruth L. Snyder

By Ruth L Snyder / March 5, 2012 /

I took the plunge! I have signed up for a course with the Long Ridge Writers Group with the goal of writing a novel. The course assignments are: Novel ideas: identifying genre, main characters, and general plot Create your main characters Plan your plot Write your first chapter Create chapter two Write chapter three Revise…

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Painting Lessons

By Ruth L Snyder / February 21, 2012 /

It seems like lately every time I ask my three-year-old what she wants to do, her reply is, “Let’s paint!” Today was no exception. First we tried out finger paints. She was OK with dipping her fingers into the pots and dabbing the paint onto the paper. However, when I suggested she put paint on…

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Toys

By Ruth L Snyder / January 17, 2012 /

Have you noticed that the most inexpensive things make the greatest toys? I clearly remember a Christmas from my childhood when my parents spent more money than usual on our toys. They were looking forward to watching us play with our new toys. However, we surprised them. Instead of playing with our expensive toys, we…

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Lima Beans Anyone?

By Ruth L Snyder / January 7, 2012 /

I had to smile tonight as we were eating supper. My kids were comparing how many Lima beans they found in their mixed vegetables and then competing to see who could eat them the fastest. No complaints, no whining, just eating their vegetables. It’s a trick I learned from my parents many years ago. You…

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Back to our Regular Schedule

By Ruth L Snyder / January 3, 2012 /

We had a wonderful Christmas break – a few medical appointments, caroling, Christmas concerts, time with our Church family, a visit from my sister and her family, talking, laughing, watching videos, playing games, relaxing. It is always nice to have a change. However, it is also great to be back to a regular schedule. In…

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Rainbows and Remembrance Day

By Ruth L Snyder / November 11, 2011 /

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending the Remembrance Day service at Ardmore School. I was especially touched by two events in the service. The first was a student who sang lyrics to a Remembrance Day poem her mother wrote more than twenty years ago. The second was the slideshow which depicted soldiers in the…

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My Writing

By circletown / September 30, 2011 /

Check back every once in a while to see what I’ve been working on 🙂 Shadows and Sunshine, volume 6 in the San Francisco Wedding Planner is now available on Amazon Cecile’s Christmas Miracle is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble Snapshots from my Memory Album I’m often asked what it’s like to…

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