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Give Me Gratitude

Give Me Gratitude (& Peace)

“Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.”  – Thoreau.  In a recent post on Momastery, Glennon Doyle Melton challenges: “So why not just laugh now?”  I concede, I, too, can be guilty of being caught up in the race for the new and different, thereby losing sight of all that is right in […]

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Busy is a Choice

Is Being Busy a Choice?

This week, after reading I Refuse to be Busy  (excerpt below) in the New York Times, I felt compelled to share the article.  Unlike the author, I like to be busy.  I thrive on managing chaos and bringing order in my life.  However, as a confessed pragmatic optimist, doing things just right or “perfect” isn’t a stumbling […]

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Must have app! Life 360

Do you know where your kids are? Must have app!

Do you spend time worrying about where your children are? Did they arrive to school/sports practice/friend’s house and forget to check back in? Wondering if your husband will make it home in a timely manner for a dinner/carpool/kid pickup? Are your children texting and calling endlessly when you are five minutes late to pick them […]

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Lean In, Recline, Sway

Lean In, Recline, Sway – Be True to Yourself

Last week we shared Recline! Why “Leaning in” is killing us, by Rosa Brooks, which sparked much reaction in our readers.  This week, we wanted to followup with The Recline! Response (Part 1), which provides responses by Anne-Marie Slaughter, Julianne Smith, and Mieke Eoyang.  The three responses illustrate the width and depth of the issue for women, […]

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Speak Kindly & Thrive

Speak Kindly & Thrive

“You speak so nicely to him,” a friend recently commented, with something akin to shock in her voice, when I finished a call with my husband.  She wasn’t the first to share her observation, nor state it with a tone of surprise.  For the almost 20 years that Malcolm and I have known one another, […]

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Non Sugared Valentine Ideas for School Aged Children

Non Sugared Valentine Ideas for School Aged Children

Candy, candy everywhere!  I don’t know about you, but it seems like every holiday has become a candy fest, including Valentine’s Day.  My sons don’t give nor receive just one valentine, but at least one from each member of their respective classes, resulting in nearly 30, which today are usually candy valentines.  So, the last […]

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