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A Letter from Danielle for September ‘17
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  A Letter from Danielle for September ‘17
Hi Everyone, Ready, set, go….. here comes September!!! Maybe because I have so many children, September has always been the busiest month of the year (other than December during Christmas.) Kids go back to school, they’re adjusting to new teachers, more homework, you’re dashing to buy school supplies, adjusting to new schedules yourself, driving car pools, [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for August ‘17
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  A Letter from Danielle for August ‘17
Hi Everyone, I hope you’ve had a great summer so far. The beginning of August always seems like the halfway mark to me, but it’s the downhill slide. On July 4th, we have the whole summer to look forward to. A month later, we can see school looming at us, and a busy fall at work, [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for July ‘17
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  A Letter from Danielle for July ‘17
Hi Everyone, July at last!!! The summer month we’ve been waiting for all year!!! Vacations!!! Fourth of July!! Beach time!!! Sheer Heaven. I love the summer months. I take a vacation with five of my children every year in July. We used to give a big fourth of July party every year, for all ages. We [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for June ‘17
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  A Letter from Danielle for June ‘17
Hi Everyone, I hope that June is finally going to bring us some warmer weather. All of my cities have had a VERY chilly May!!! (and a lot of rain!!) It used to be that June was warm everywhere, now that’s not always the case!! For anyone with kids, June is a VERY busy month. They get [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for May ‘17
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  A Letter from Danielle for May ‘17
Hi Everyone, May is always a very special month for me, full of happy memories. May Day was always a big day in France when I was growing up—I used to dance around a maypole, wearing a wreath of white flowers on my head when I was a very little girl. The flower symbolic of May [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for April ‘17
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  A Letter from Danielle for April ‘17
Hi Everyone, I hope that all is well with you. Well, we made it through the winter, and with April here, in some places it actually feels like spring. Even if it’s still a little chilly, I love the way California looks in spring, with blossoms out, leaves on the trees, and a lush carpet of [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for March ‘17
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  A Letter from Danielle for March ‘17
Hi Everyone, March gives one hope of spring, although that’s probably all it is in most places – a hope. It’s been a harsh winter in most of the places I go, with freezing weather, floods, blizzards, and snow. So I’m not sure how fast spring will come, but it’s nice to think about at [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for February ‘17
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  A Letter from Danielle for February ‘17
Hi Everyone, Here we are, a brand new month. And a good one!!! We get a long weekend for Presidents’ Day, which is always nice, and I think some school kids get ski week, which is fun!! The winter weather is a little less fierce by this point (I hope) … AND (drum roll please), [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for January ‘17
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  A Letter from Danielle for January ‘17
Hi Everyone, There’s nothing better than reading a book and getting engrossed in the story with a cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, or a mug of soup – especially in winter. And my new hardcover THE MISTRESS is officially on sale today! It’s the story of a beautiful young woman, living a life of [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for December ‘16
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  A Letter from Danielle for December ‘16
Hi Everyone, Here we are in my favorite, favorite FAVORITE month: December. I truly know how difficult the holidays can be–with family stresses, financial strains, and just too much to do–but, I am just a corny person, and I love the Christmas holidays, and even some of the Chanukah traditions that I know. Holidays are [...] Read more