Monthly Archives: September 2011

Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.

One of my favorite things about making 1 family from 2 is discovering awesome traditions that we want to make sure we do with Finn. Halloween A Hanke tradition is making Halloween costumes.  I love to hear about all the … Continue reading

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Live from the Hanke’s…it’s Saturday night.

The weekend was too good not to share.  However, I do understand this will someday make my son disown me… Setting the Scene…it’s Saturday night… I’m paying bills. I realized if you’re unemployed and paying bills, it’s better to do … Continue reading

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Why I can’t wait to be a Grandma.

Okay…so I was born an 80-year-old woman.  I love to knit, play cards and bingo, and worry.  Mainly I’m just waiting until I AM actually 80 and I can have 43 grandkids running around and I can be the old … Continue reading

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Battle of the sexes.

Growing up I cut off my Barbie’s hair.  I would rather play with cars and trucks and wrestle than wear a skirt or own something pink. I never even liked the color pink…I think because it was too “girly” and … Continue reading

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Big mistake…huge…HUGE!

Please note: I give Mayo Clinic credit for saving my life when I suffered from nectratizing pancreatitis and for bringing my son into this world.  Many of my family members are & were employed there.  I have no ill will … Continue reading

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