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Like a Queen: Treating Enemies Like Royalty

No taller than a 10-year old, with a sly and suspicious gleam to her eye, she played the part of the proverbial evil landlady with me, while sweet as honey around Hubby. The other residents, also hostile, seemed amiable by comparison. And the dark, dank apartment revealed a miserly streak as well.

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7 Tools for Breaking Through Anger

Do you know the tale of The Little Engine That Could? The little train in that children’s story discovered he could do anything by first convincing himself that he could. So he went around continually repeating, “I think I can, I think I can…” 

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That’s Not My Mom!

Kids often think grandmothers are the most wonderful women on the face of the earth. But I can’t help but wonder if my kids have ever thought, “That’s not the same woman who raised me!” 

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You Can do it Mom

My children are grown and gone. I now have adult grandchildren. And still that voice so many mothers recognize accuses me. It’s that voice that shouts, “You weren’t a good mom, and you still aren’t.”

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The Gift of Mamma’s China

Some time ago, I came across a post which intrigued me: Which Lord of the Rings Personality Are You? I’d heard of personality types and tests, but dismissed them as a lot of nonsense. But The Lord of the Rings? They had me hooked there! 

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The Benefits of Community

Our favorite pizzeria/restaurant of choice is The Red Wolf or Lupo Rosso. And some of our friends here wonder why as it’s small and unpretentious. Nothing fancy or elegant, but the food is excellent. And we tell them, “It’s all about community.” And to us that’s a lot more important than elegance!

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The Fix-It Mom

As parents, it hurts to see our kids or grandkids go through difficulties, doesn’t it? And if you’re like me, you’d like to fix all their problems. Kiss it and make it better like we did when they were small.

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9 Timeless Tips For a Strong Marriage

Marriage is a learning process. I’ve found that no matter how long you’ve been married or how great your marriage is, there is always something new to learn. Some area that needs improvement, or things to forgive.