Kyle Robert Garcia Bacon

© Diane Galvez-Parker

Kyle Robert Garcia Bacon and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month are two names that I wish did not have a connection, but they do. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is meant to bring awareness, honor, remembrance, and support to children affected by cancer. So, it’s only natural every year…

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Di’s Mind #3

© Diane Galvez-Parker

Di’s Mind is best described as a hodgepodge of random thoughts running through my head at any given time. Today’s topic is Social Media Accounts. Add your own thoughts to each list. What comes to your mind?   Posts That Should Be Avoided (a.k.a. Question Before You Press Send) Talking negatively about family,…

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That September Day

“That September Day” is a day that is etched in the minds of most Americans. Formally marked on our calendars as Patriot Day; it is a Day of Service and Remembrance. In the minds of many though, just saying “September 11th” or “9/11” is enough. We know exactly what it means. It…

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Through The Eyes of a Football Mom

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“We interrupt this marriage to bring you football season.” During my son Damien’s college football years, this statement best described my life. Over the span of five seasons, my husband Darin and I attended every home game and traveled to many away games together. If he couldn’t travel with me,…

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What Every Soccer Parent Needs To Know

“Kick it!” “What are you doing?” “Run to the ball!” “Get back in the goal!” “Offsides!” “That was a foul!” “That wasn’t a foul!” If you recognize these statements, then you have attended a youth soccer game. If you have said these statements, then you are probably related to one of…

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Have You Smiled Today?

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Have you smiled today? I hope so! Smiling is a choice. Smiling is choosing the positive perspective. Smiling is recognizing life’s simple pleasures. Smiling brings a heart joy. Smiling is the first step towards laughter. A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. ~Phyllis Diller The overall benefits of…

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