Leslie Blanchard

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I called our oldest son “Jimmy” today. I don’t know why.  But I can picture a miniature Dr. Freud and a group of his Phd candidates wandering around my vacuous brain, peering abou…

I called our oldest son “Jimmy” today. I don’t know why. But I can picture a miniature Dr. Freud and a group of his Phd candidates wandering around my vacuous brain, peering abou…

"I really miss you curled up around me now. It's truly unbearable at night. So I hope you don't mind, but I'm running the air conditioner at full blast in February and I'm setting up my makeshift 'Heating Pad Hubby' on your side of the bed."

"I really miss you curled up around me now. It's truly unbearable at night. So I hope you don't mind, but I'm running the air conditioner at full blast in February and I'm setting up my makeshift 'Heating Pad Hubby' on your side of the bed."

“Love Look What You’ve Done To Me” (Leaving Me To Feel This Way…)

“Love Look What You’ve Done To Me” (Leaving Me To Feel This Way…)

I don’t even know how to tell you this – so I’m just going to blurt it right out: DO NOT FREAK OUT, but… I went to see a therapist yesterday. I know. I know. I know. You are…

I don’t even know how to tell you this – so I’m just going to blurt it right out: DO NOT FREAK OUT, but… I went to see a therapist yesterday. I know. I know. I know. You are…

Less than a month ago – straight out of the blue – you announced you were going to, “Go the way of Paul McCartney…” I don’t think there’s another soul on…

Less than a month ago – straight out of the blue – you announced you were going to, “Go the way of Paul McCartney…” I don’t think there’s another soul on…

Today was my first Valentine’s Day without you. Since you were in the restaurant business, it was always a really busy day for you. So it’s not like we went out to dinner or anything ro…

Today was my first Valentine’s Day without you. Since you were in the restaurant business, it was always a really busy day for you. So it’s not like we went out to dinner or anything ro…

“I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” (Time Never Flies Faster Than When You’re Watching A Child Grow)

“I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” (Time Never Flies Faster Than When You’re Watching A Child Grow)

The Annual Christmas Letter

The Annual Christmas Letter

The Annual Christmas Letter

The Annual Christmas Letter

Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Candied Walnuts & Citrus Vinaigrette

For the Citrus Vinaigrette: shallot, minced 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice 1 tbsp finely or.

Beet, Orange and Watercress Salad—Sweet roasted beets get a fresh orange lift in this colourful salad with a tangy vinaigrette. Substitute a mixture of arugula, radicchio and fresh spinach for the watercress if you like.

Beet, Orange and Watercress Salad - Recipes - Best Recipes Ever - Sweet roasted beets get a fresh orange lift in this colourful salad with a tangy vinaigrette. Substitute a mixture of arugula, radicchio and fresh spinach for the watercress if you like.

I’ve had to eat a lot of words as a mother.  In fact, it’s been quite a smorgasbord. Not another bite for me, thanks. I’m stuffed. I set myself up for this ironic predicame…

In fact, it’s been quite a smorgasbord. Not another bite for me, thanks. I’m stuffed. I set myself up for this ironic predicame…

It’s one of the paramount fears of childhood that we will lose our parents one day. If you don’t believe me, just watch Bambi again. Heck, watch any of the Disney m…

“She Loves Me Like A Rock” (Finding Surprising Signs of Strength As You Dismantle Your Childhood)