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Honoring my dad

Honoring My Dad

When does that shift happen from blaming our parents to honoring them? For me, this shift happened in my 30’s. I stopped blaming my dad for my own faults and looked at him closely and realized that much of my goodness comes from my father. My dad taught me how to find happiness no matter […]

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Brothers and Sisters

Memories of my childhood come through in shades of grey, like old pictures your grandmother keeps stored in a box in the closet beneath the old linens and hand crocheted afghans. Musty storage and time has faded them.  My memories are fuzzy around the edges; snapshots of people and moments. Tiny tremors of feeling. Most […]

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AHA Healthy

Keeping Our Kids Healthy

Did you know that 1 in 3 children (between the ages of 2 and 19) are overweight or obese in the United States? Very few children actually meet the healthy diet and physical activity recommendations. Obese and overweight children are far more likely to become obese and overweight adults. It is best to start instilling […]

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Grandparents’ Day Should Be Every Day

“Nana, Gran, Mimi, Grandpa, Chief” – the grandparent names are endless. Whatever they are called, there are no such people quite like grandparents. Grandparents’ Day this year falls on Sunday, September 13. It always falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day and is a day that celebrates the wonderful grandparents out there. A housewife […]

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The Princess Club

“They won’t play with me, Mommy. I’m not part of their club. They say I’m not a princess and only princesses can be in The Princess Club.” Her eyes were filled with tears and for the first time, she didn’t want to go to school. After a little probing, I found out from my daughter […]

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