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Birthdays and spinnerbaits
Imagine a future with more birthdays a future without cancer. It never hurts to dream big! The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th birthday May 22 and, with it, the many milestones it ...
5/21/13 at 4:07 PM The calm after the ice storm 4/16/13 at 5:07 PM
Don't say 'I told you so!' 3/12/13 at 12:37 PM
The Excuses That Professional Organizers Hear
When I tell people that I am a Professional Organizer, their response is usually the same, "boy do I need you in my house!" and they laugh. So it got me thinking about what some of the things are that...
5/17/13 at 8:55 AM How To Get The Male Gender To Organize 5/10/13 at 9:04 AM
Skills I Want My Boys To Have 5/3/13 at 9:52 AM
Moving in with the adult children
Are middle-aged adults ready to have their aging parents move in with them? Sort of, but if the results of a recent survey are any indication, many adult children anticipate there will be some diffic...
5/6/13 at 2:49 PM Parents, overweight kids and a minefield of blame and judgment 2/8/13 at 11:56 AM
The primary care doctor: someone who knows you 1/30/13 at 12:50 PM
A Real Treat
This past week was substantial for many reasons. I landed in NYC Tuesday to prepare for the very first annual Family Dinner Conference on the campus of NYU presented by Time at the Table. We w...
4/21/13 at 1:56 PM New Chapter? This is a New Book! 1/14/13 at 7:00 PM
Time to Celebrate 11/2/12 at 9:13 AM
Keep Your Sanity this Winter…Add a Mudroom!
If you are unfamiliar with the term mudroom, it is a room in your home that acts as a portal between the outdoors and indoors. More commonly seen in country homes, theyre becoming more popular in ci...
1/21/13 at 11:14 AM
New Year, Old Habits
Hello and Happy New Year! I hope that you and yours had a wonderful holiday. I myself enjoyed a very busy lead-in to mine, as evidenced by my infrequent posts here of late, but now that I've solidly ...
1/6/13 at 1:51 PM Surviving Power Struggles 11/28/12 at 10:36 AM
Music for Academic Enrichment 9/18/12 at 10:38 AM
Bootjacks: A Boot-Wearer Must
Essential to every ranch outfit are bootjacks; not just one but a collection of them. Bootjacks arent limited to one style.They come in a variety of styles and are made from metal or wood. Many boot...
12/30/12 at 8:21 PM Bringing the Story of Christ's Birth to Life 12/23/12 at 8:00 PM
The Supper Table: Nourishing A Family Tradition 10/18/12 at 8:00 PM
The 30 Habits of Highly Empowered Women
While doing a little dusting in the office, I spotted a well-worn copy of Steven Coveys classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This book first introduced us to concepts like the abundance m...
12/4/12 at 11:30 AM Be Thankful 11/21/12 at 11:48 AM
The Effects of Fear Can Be Scary 10/30/12 at 8:10 AM
So You Didn't Win the Powerball
Maybe that's a good thing. Because maybe what gets sacrificed when suddenly adding all those zeroes to your bank account is something that no amount of money can buy. I was driving back from Thanksgi...
11/30/12 at 9:57 AM Alone on Thanksgiving 11/23/12 at 10:16 AM
A Generation Back From the Dead 7/23/12 at 11:07 AM
A Costa Rican Paradise!
What a busy summer it has been! Is anyone ready for this winter to come? Well I have a destination I want to tell you about. In June I had a great opportunity to visit Costa Rica. I do have to say it ...
8/22/12 at 8:52 AM
Small Town Saturday Night
Howl at the moon; shoot out the lights. The folksy folks of small town China reminded me of the community I grew up in. After chugging along 12 hours of train track southbound from Beijing, I arrived ...
7/28/12 at 9:57 AM One Final Trek: Off to Beijing 6/23/12 at 10:38 AM
Desperate Housewives: Thanks from a (formerly) Desperate Mom!
I'm a little melancholy today. Not overly sad or distraught. Just a little wistful and sentimental. Last night I said "goodbye" to an old friend, "Desperate Housewives." Yeah, I know it's just a TV s...
5/14/12 at 1:28 PM
Well, there was no gardening, cooking, or anything else relevant to this blog that happened this weekend. But, since you insist, I will tell you about it. ;) My mom, my sister who lives in Moorhead,...
2/13/12 at 8:53 AM
The Love Letter
Growing up in a fatherless home, unprotected by her mother and sexually abused by a stepfather, Amy felt unworthy of love. Then one day a love letter arrived, one she had been waiting for all her life...
2/1/12 at 10:29 AM The real jewels 12/21/11 at 9:47 AM
Got thanks? Share them! 11/23/11 at 12:32 PM
Deck the Halls & Prep the House
December has been busier than usual around our house... While the Christmas tree was set up, lit and decorated by the second week in November, there's been presents to buy and wrap, plans to make and ...
12/6/11 at 2:10 PM Baby's got a birthdate... 12/1/11 at 1:32 PM
Frustration... 11/23/11 at 4:56 PM