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Author gives THANKFUL advice

November 23, 2009 – 10:12 am |

I received this through an e-mail today. Being I was just wrote about teaching my kids about gratitude, I thought I would include this.
There’s a new book out from author Maureen Healy that gives advice …

Instead of a 'stress free' season, I'm going for simple

November 23, 2009 – 10:00 am |

A few months ago I signed up for a service that sends me daily e-mail reminders about things to do in preparation for the holidays. It’s an 8 week service. The idea is that by …

My layoff: Decisions to be made

November 19, 2009 – 2:07 pm |

My husband and I have lots to talk about over the next few weeks. With my pending layoff, decisions have to be made about our financial spending.
Two of the questions at hand directly involve my …

TwilightMom confession: Yes, I'm one of them

November 19, 2009 – 11:25 am |
TwilightMom confession: Yes, I'm one of them

It should come as no surprise that I count myself among the TwilightMom fans. (Note: I have a link to Stephenie Meyer’s blog on mine) Part of my intrigue is Stephenie’s story – how this …

Teaching a lesson in giving during a holiday of presents

November 19, 2009 – 10:52 am |
Teaching a lesson in giving during a holiday of presents

During a recent activity at church, my 7-year-old son made up a list of things he’s thankful for. On fall-colored paper leaves, he wrote family, Jasmine (our dog), home, God and presents.
Actually, that last one …

Thank you, Santa Claus

November 11, 2009 – 1:09 pm |
Thank you, Santa Claus

Santa has my thanks.
My kids and I accidentally stumbled on the jolly old man this past weekend at a local shopping mall. (Yes, parents, be warned. He’s already there.)
As the kids and I wandered through …

Babies bounce to the Beyonce beat

November 9, 2009 – 12:42 pm |
Babies bounce to the Beyonce beat

I just saw the Time.Com article on babies rocking out to Beyonce. There’s a link to the Time.com compilation of the YouTube videos. (I know, that’s a long way of saying, “Take a look at …

Watch out produce aisle, here comes my daughter

November 9, 2009 – 10:02 am |
Watch out produce aisle, here comes my daughter

A learned a valuable lesson from my daughter recently.
Did you know broccoli is best fresh, right in the store, right off the produce aisle?
Yea, I didn’t know that either because I’ve never tried it. But …

My layoff: Time to tell the kids

November 5, 2009 – 1:39 pm |

It happened: I lost it yesterday.
I wasn’t in the newsroom 10 minutes before I started crying. I knew it would happen. I just didn’t know when or what would set it off.
But the tears flowed …

My layoff: Seasons come, seasons go

November 3, 2009 – 5:33 pm |

As a working mom, I’ve come full circle.
When my son was born, I returned to work six weeks later, full time. Eight months later, I left to freelance.
I became a part-time, working-at-home mom. I about …