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Join the Discussion

Discussion holds the power to enlighten and inform. Of course, it needs to be a two-way conversation where listening happens as often as talking…and from both sides. In our crazy “You Can Do it All” world, it can be difficult to maintain the focus needed to accomplish any task well. That’s one of the things …

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REALITY BITES: Virtual Match #2 is Available. Sneak Peek Inside.

The day you’ve all been waiting for (okay, maybe it’s just ME who’s been counting down the days) is finally here. The second book in the Virtual Match Romance series is available from your favorite online retailers. Click here to get your copy. Maybe you still haven’t read Reality Meets its Match. If you’re like …

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Meet Some Everyday Heroes

My fascination with heroes has only been strengthened by the current comics-into-movies craze. What’s even more inspiring? There are heroes around us dressed in the guise of an ordinary person. This month on my blog, the midweek posts (I will be changing from Thursday to Wednesday halfway through) are dedicated to these individuals. Today, I’m …

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Happy Birthday to my Baby!

Twenty-three years ago yesterday at a few moments after midnight, my he-will-forever-be-my-baby son entered this world. Yesterday, we celebrated that occasion. It was a huge family dinner. My four, their wives and the family of my baby’s wife. My baby has a wife? I know. Wasn’t it just yesterday he arrived in the world? Right. …

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Three reasons why I avoid Guilt trips

Come along on a recent guilt trip I took! No, really. It will be delightful. I promise! “Did you know Lily’s foot was hurt?” My stomach plummeted lower than the soles of my manure-encrusted boots. This friendship detonated in front of me. I’d done the unthinkable – injured her horse. “No. When did this happen?” Explanations …

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A Mother’s Life

When you’re writing your mother’s obituary, it occurs to you that sometimes words fail. A life is more than education, residence, employment, awards and surviving family. All the column inches in the newspaper can never hope to capture the full story. My mother’s life conceived mine. If she had listened to the obstetrician who told …

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Successful Parenting Outcomes

Recently, four women sat around discussing childbirth. Once you’ve experienced that moment (or those long, arduous hours), there is no going back to the forgetful bliss of beforehand. Not one of us would willingly exchange our children to avoid the pain. Little did we know, the delivery suite adventure was not the peak of our …

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