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A Celebration of Generations

A Celebration of Generations

Last Sunday’s Grandparents Day celebrations began me thinking of my daughter’s relationships with my parents and my relationship with my grandparents.  My Grandparents My grandfather is the inspiration for my company, my lifestyle, and the way that I treat others. He was dedicated, loyal, honest, and an optimist. I had no idea the depth of […]

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The Gulf Coast Needs Our Help

The Gulf Coast Needs Our Help

Hurricane Harvey: How Can We Help? One week ago today, we shared in a moment of majesty and wonder as the nation stared at the sky for 2 minutes and 48 seconds to witness the first total solar eclipse in more than 100 years. One week later, we share in a moment of devastation and […]

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The Passion Pitfall

The Passion Pitfall

We’ve all heard versions of these quotes meant to inspire us to follow our dreams: The message is a good one: dedicating yourself to whatever you’re passionate about can lead to a meaningful, purposeful career. And in many cases, it truly can. The person who’s passionate about helping people turns that into a long, fruitful […]

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The Divorce That Saved My Marriage

The Divorce That Saved My Marriage

I was done. I quit. I believe the exact terminology used was, “We’re done! There’s nothing you can do. I’m divorcing you. Your daughter is living with me, and you can come see her, but I’m not going to put up with this any longer. I deserve a heck of a lot better than this. […]

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We Are All Broken

We Are All Broken

Do you ever feel like the universe is trying to tell you something? Well, lately, it’s been telling me this: We are all broken. I just finished reading Jennifer Weiner’s book All Fall Down about a well-educated, upper-middle-class wife, mother, and writer who becomes addicted to pain medication. Though the story is fiction, there are […]

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How Schedules Make Kids Adaptable

How Schedules Can Make Kids Adaptable

When my first child was an infant, she was not what one would call a “good sleeper.”  My husband and I had to walk her up and down the hallway for hours until she fell asleep. We tried everything we could think of…some of them ill-advised. In our sleep-deprived state, we got the idea that […]

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Stop Asking For Help

Stop Asking for Help

I don’t think there is a mom out there who hasn’t needed help… …who hasn’t felt overwhelmed, drowning in life’s day-to-day grind. What mom hasn’t felt frustrated by seemingly endless chores, errands, laundry, cleaning, cooking, and planning, often in addition to a job outside the home? I hear, over and over again, mothers complaining of […]

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