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My Heart Will Always Treasure My Daddy’s Last Hug

Editor’s Note:  In this final part of our series on exceptional dads, Katelyn Faughnan wrote this story for us.  Katelyn is a senior at Bloomsburg University currently working  towards her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences.   She is also part of the Writefully Inspired family and someone particularly dear to us.   …

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You Really Know How Awesome Your Dad Was When You Become Him

Editor’s Note: As part of our continuing series on exceptional fathers, we share this story written by Joe Zagorski.  He is a lifelong New Jerseyan who parlayed four years as a stay at home dad into a preschool teaching career. His hobbies include cooking, Star Wars, and teaching his kids the finer …

See Where this Woman Found Beautiful Love and Wisdom

Editor’s Note:  Our third story in our Father’s Day series was written by Nancy Scherer, a New Jersey banker.  As a mother and grandmother herself, Nancy offers a unique perspective of her dad.  She has great appreciation for the love and wisdom she learned from him.  Nancy fondly remembers times that …

Amazing Dad's Strength

This Amazing Dad’s Strength and Love Outweigh His Challenges

Editor’s Note: As part of our continuing series on special fathers, we are pleased to present this story.  It was written by Kristin Campiglia, the Director of Admissions of Mother Seton High School in Clark and Group Leader with Touchstone Crystal.  Kristin holds a Journalism degree from Rutgers University.  She relies on her …

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This Daughter’s Story Will Really Leave You on Edge

Editor’s Note: We asked for contributors for our Father’s Day blogs.  This story was written by Megan Bandelt, a theater-maker, mostly found as a writer and dramaturg. She is a consumer of gluten-free cookies living in NYC. Currently, she is touring her one-woman show Garbage at PortFringe Theater Festival in Portland, Maine …

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To The Amazing Mother Whose Beating Heart I Heard First

There is an amazing mother in my life. One whose beating heart first started within my womb. She is named Gina for my late brave Grandmother.  And, her father’s sister.  A kind and wonderful woman.  It’s no wonder that Gina has become an amazing mother. She lives up to her …

On Writing New Years' Resolutions

On Writing New Years Resolutions

It is the eve before New Years’ Eve and many are contemplating making New Years’ resolutions.  After all, if we all ate better or exercised more, we would certainly enjoy healthier lives.  Our research on writing New Years resolutions uncovered some interesting resolves.  Have you jotted down some 2016 changes …

As Mother’s Day Approaches

I am one of the lucky ones. Although my mother no longer is here to answer my earthly phone calls, she is with me through eternity. I am sure some actuary table would concur that my mother’s mortal presence lasted more than half my expected lifespan. As Mother’s Day approaches, …

the gratitude game

The Gratitude Game

It is just about a week before Thanksgiving and I thought I would share some of my thoughts for the upcoming celebration.  This year we will be playing the Gratitude Game.  As the family matriarch on my side, my husband and I host many holiday celebrations.  In some respects, Thanksgiving …

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