Paying Attention By Asking The Right Questions

Over the past couple of weeks I have been more mindful of the people in my life. I make sure my boys in college have their needs taken care of. I make sure that my husband and I spend quality time together. It has been hard, because for months I have been working more than…
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Parenting Signposts – How I Measure Success

When my kids were little there were all sorts of ways to indicate that I was being an acceptable parent. I even had this thing called a baby book that I could track their milestones in. My oldest son had everything tracked, perhaps even the exact time he reached that milestone. The middle child came…
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Don’t Let Opportunity Or A Movie Star Pass You By

As I was flying home last night after a long flight I looked over at the passenger sitting next to me with only 30 minutes to go. I am one of those people that always talks to the person sitting next to me. Not sure why I didn’t talk to him. Maybe it was his…
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It’s A Race To A Clutter-Free Holiday

The house is decorated with the sights of Christmas. The tree is carefully hung with ornaments of Christmases from long ago. Grandpa’s star he brought back from the war is on top of the tree. The paper chains that uncle made in elementary adorn the banister. But then you start looking at all the other…
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Use Summer As A Training Time For Those Kids

I read a blog post last week from a mom who was complaining about her kids during the summer. They never put anything away. They dropped their clothes everywhere. The mom had to drive them to their various activities. I kept waiting for the blogger to say how much she loves having her children around,…
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