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Sneak Peek for Some Quarantine Fun

Is your family getting more cranky than usual? Does everybody want to stay in their pajamas and skip brushing their teeth? These are classic signs that your family is in the doldrums. It’s time to shake things up a bit with a family project. Yes, “How To Keep Your Daughter ...

Embrace Your Multiple Mom Roles

Have you ever had your daughter blow up at you when you were offering sage advice? Probably not, but it used to happen to me, and all that wise advice would go to waste. That is, until my Darling Daughter informed me that she didn’t want my advice. What? Well, ...

The Happiness Survey

As life changes around us, we have to actively promote our happiness in order to keep the level high. I came across a happiness survey at https://www.happycounts.org/take-the-happiness-survey.html and took it. Here are my results: This is a snapshot of my life while I’m recovering from a virus and trying to launch my ...

Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day for ALL Women should be on December 31, 2019 but it's not. The next Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Here are a few stats ...

Valerie Lane Simonsen on Viral Anxiety in Children

I reached out to some experts I admire to ask about how they would handle the Viral Anxiety in children.   Global Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Valerie Lane Simonsen, ND, responded below. I followed her comments with my two cents worth.                         ...

Homeschooling Resources For the Viral Vacation

No school? For how long? As schools close all over the country, parents have two issues to face: How to find someone to supervise their kids while they’re at work How to continue their education Many school systems are scrambling to figure out a way to deliver lessons electronically (which ...

Sarah Coolidge: Maximizing Our Energetic Field

I’ve admired Sarah Coolidge for many years. I was so pleased when she gave me permission to share this post with you. Trust Sarah to find the silver lining in any situation, even through this current challenge. You can find her here on Facebook. Maximizing Our Energetic Field This is ...

For Goodness Sakes, Calm Down

Yes, organizations are closing left and right; yes, cancellations abound; and yes, dire warnings blast at you from every information resource, but, for goodness sake, for your family’s sake, and for your own sake, calm down. Otherwise, the negative impact this is all having on you and your family will ...

When Your Daughter Wants To Look Like Them

When my Italian girlfriend, Marie, married African American Jake, they understood their ethnically blended children could encounter issues, but felt prepared to deal with them. One day Marie showed me a picture of her daughter. In it, 5-year-old Teresa was laughing with a flock of little girls from daycare—a blond ...
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