Snowmobiling Lessons

By Kandace Chapple, GTWoman Editor WE GREW UP On snowmobiles. Weekends and evenings were spent outside sliding off the back of the slick seat of a 1981 Ski-Doo, trying to hang on to one another, riding double.  Of course, the point was to dump the other one off, pretend we[…]

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The View from a Blended Family

By Stefanie Tschirhart-Baldwin Eleven years ago, at age 29, I was newly widowed with a young daughter. I’d always valued our nuclear family, and, as I grieved the loss of my husband, part of me knew I would remarry someday.  And I did, to a man who also had daughter.[…]

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32 cousins & a Thanksgiving for the Books

By Wendy Sobeck I come from a very large Polish-American family. My maternal grandparents, Sylvester and Lucille, had 16 children, and my mom, Diane, was the fourth eldest. There are 32 of us cousins to date.  Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays—and pretty much any given Sunday—were never hum-drum little gatherings. They were[…]

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