You are a walking advertisement for you

you are a walking advertisement for you

Do you remember those old-fashioned sandwich boards? Businesses would, and still do, employ people to walk around to market their businesses. Similarly, you are a walking advertisement for you. As the lyrics of that old song from The Police go: Every breath you take, every move you make, every bond you break, every step you […]

Are you a listener or a fixer?

are you a listener or fixer

  Admit it: You love it when folks listen to you, especially when it is your husband. There is almost a sexiness about it when his eyes are looking into yours, and his attention is fully focused what you have to say.   But what about when you feel you are not being heard? Stephen […]

Double delightfulness, and an exciting announcement, too

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   I have two tasty and practical treats for you today, my friends. Think of these as being as delicious as a cone full of lip-smacking soft-serve vanilla, paired with a crispy, chocolately cookie, while containing all the nutrition and calories of broccoli. First up is my latest contribution at the Happy Wives Club. Talking […]

The importance of stretching your comfort zone

On the Start Line

Do you remember the anxiety of learning to drive? There was that sheer terror of keeping your eyes on a million things at once, knowing if you lost focus for a nanosecond, you’d cause the biggest accident on the planet ever. When you hop in your car now, do any of your early concerns even […]

Honesty: What’s love got to do with it?

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Honesty has fallen so far out of favor in our culture that it sits lower than a young rapper’s jeans on his skinny frame. Too many people now believe it is for fools who aren’t enlightened enough to understand the many nuances of truth, rubes who are too ethical to understand the devastating potential it […]

Love by the Book-Part 2

love by the book

Welcome to Part Two of Love by the Book! If you missed Part One, you can find it here. If you read it last week and took action, I’d love to have you share in the comments how it helped. In honor of love and marriage and to help grow stronger and more satisfying relationships, […]

Love by the Book-Part 1

Love by the book

  In honor of February, the month of L-O-V-E, I am sharing an updated, two-part, version of a post I wrote last year. I have added resources in the hope that you are more easily able to find more successful ways to communicate with your husband.   Did you know that there is an entire […]

3 Simple changes to grow a happier family

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You carefully prepare the soil and plant two identical gardens. In the first, the little seedlings are nurtured, fertilized, mulched and weeded with an abundance of love, patience and attention. The other plot gets nothing from you except for an occasional condemnation: “Why can’t you grow up big and strong like your sibling?” Oh, fine. […]

Four Insights for Moms from
Lucille Ball and The Chocolate Factory

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  Whether you’ve previously seen the clip of Lucy and Ethel working in a chocolate factory or not, you need to watch it below before you go any further. Go ahead and enjoy a bit of humor for this morning. I’ll wait.   Their frantic behavior and makeshift solutions hit home every time and make […]

Five ideas to break the unproductive habit of multitasking

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I have a running disagreement with a lovely woman who believes to her core she is extremely capable of accomplishing multiple to-do’s at once. When I suggest slowing down and focusing on one chore at a time, this accomplished dynamo of a retiree laughs and replies there is no reason to do so when she […]

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