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I love the Irish.  They have a reputation for living passionately and with flavor.  Maybe that’s why we all celebrate St. Patrick’s Day even when we aren’t Irish.  We are drawn to how they create life and fun around them. We can do the same.  Routine can cause stagnation and boredom.  Let’s shake things up [...]

Sometimes you just need to tell someone…. Print it out and then GIVE IT OUT! Download the File: my.favorite

Just for kicks I thought I’d share with you some of my current favorites – things that I incorporate into each and every day just because they make my life better or more fun!   1. The Soda Stream The bad news: I’m now hooked on sparkling water. I mean, completely lost with just boring [...]

Without warning, it happens. Kids crush the laps on which they once nestled. Their predictable moods have transitioned to look more like the spin cycle of a washing machine. And their preference on when and how they communicate with others, particularly the parents, can sometimes feel like trying to read an outdated map in a [...]

We needed this sign in our house. What is it with bath towels on the floor?  The little things matter! Download it HERE.

Today I cried in the closet for my teen. For all of our teens. As I looked at my clothes through blurred tears, I cried out, “Lord, why won’t it stop? It just won’t stop!” I needed to get ready to go out, but I couldn’t concentrate on anything except the pit in my stomach. [...]

Teens are fun, hard, simple and baffling all at the same time.  They require extra {of everything}. I’ve been reading the teen experts to find out what makes teens feel loved.  What I hear over and over is that teens want to be heard.  They’ve been talked “at” for many years, now it’s their turn. [...]

*Sarah sat cross-armed close to the car door. Her brown eyes darted back and forth as I spoke, “What are you doing this summer?” I asked, turning my head to look at her from the driver’s seat. “Are you talking to me?” she spurted. “Yes, you!” I smiled back. “Uhhhhh….. nothing?  Staying home?” she said [...]

Most of us have mixed feelings about social media. We love it and we hate it all at the same time.  Statistics support this dichotomy. There has been some interesting research and articles on social media depression.  Check out this statement from NaturalNews.com: “Particularly with so-called “social” media, which includes popular websites such as Facebook and [...]

I sat cross-legged on the floor.  The news had been a blow to my 15 yr. old self.  A boyfriend, a party, another girl, betrayal.  I had enough perspective and self concept to know that this was not the end of my world, but it still stung.  I don’t remember much about that situation other [...]

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