A Letter to Parents of Young Ones

  Dear Moms and Dads of Young Ones,   Someday your children are going to grow up and become your best friends. Your family is going to bring you more and more joy with each passing decade.   I don’t know how I didn’t know this but I didn't.   I...

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My Map to Christmas Peace

Christmas is going to be different this year. In my last post I mentioned that we've been going to my in-law's house in the country for 30 years. It's in the small town where my husband and I grew up. I adore my in-laws and feel blessed that we have had the privilege...

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Romantic Getaway Self Care Weekend

It's hard to get away. It takes money, energy, organization, and desire. Even though rest and romance are desireable, it's like pushing a boulder uphill to make it happen. John and I didn't think we had time to use the Bed and Breakfast gift certificate his mom got us...

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How To Take Charge Of A So-So Marriage

We've all heard the stats on divorce. Rates are sky high. The marriage breakup rate in America for first marriage is 41% to 50%; the rate after second marriage is from 60% to 67% and the rate in America for 3rd marriage are from 73% to 74%. But the picture may still...

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