How to Be More Patient with Your Kids EVEN When You’re Stressed

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They say that kids are a blessing. And they truly are. Having four of my own over a five year period (no twins, ps)… I can attest to this. They are ages 5, 7, 9 and 11… and they are my world.  I love watching their personalities develop. I love hearing them laugh. I love … Read more

17 Ways to Respond to “Thank You”

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Thank you.  Danke. Grazie. Xie xie. Gracias. Merci. Mahalo. Arigato. Dziękuję. No matter how it is said, it’s always nice to hear. And we’ve been hearing it throughout our entire lives… likely on countless occasions.  Your parents thanked you for sharing your toys. Your teacher thanked you for raising your hand. Your girlfriend thanked you … Read more

15 Staycation Ideas for Couples and Families in 2022

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With the start of summer just around the corner, many people’s thoughts turn towards taking a vacation or day trips. Yes, summer is the time of year when things slow down for most of us… especially if you have kids.  School is out! This means less running around to various activities and a temporary moratorium … Read more

13 Tips on How to Love Yourself More

Have you ever been in love? Deeply, madly, passionately in love? With yourself? Yes… with yourself. After all, it’s easy to fall in love with another person… or at least convince yourself that you have. We’ve all been there. Thought, “he’s the one!” Or, “she’s perfect” … after just a few dates. Perhaps even on … Read more

15 Women’s Group Activity Ideas That Are Fun and Inexpensive

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Whether you’re single or married, have kids or not… there is nothing more therapeutic for the soul than a get together with the girls. It’s the perfect time and place to dish the dirt, vent your frustrations, share your feelings, laugh, cry… without judgement.  These are your people.  Your village.  In this article, I’ll share … Read more

25 Fun Stay at Home Date Ideas for Couples

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It’s not uncommon to find yourself sitting at home with your partner… wishing you were out dining at your favorite restaurant instead. But sneaking away isn’t always an option, especially if you have younger kids.  Babysitters may not always be available and, even if you do find one, they cost money. In fact, they can … Read more

7 Steps to Identify Your Top Priorities in Life

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Starting at a young age, the concept of identifying and setting our priorities in life came into play. Think about it. We were always being asked to decide what we wanted most… or what we wanted more. And every day, we made choices. Some big, some small. The older we got, the bigger the decisions … Read more

9 Habits to Be a More Responsible Person

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As kids, many of us had a tendency to associate being responsible with being grown-up.  In fact, the two went hand in hand, as far as I was concerned. People like our parents, grandparents, teachers… they were responsible. They had jobs, cars, homes. They took care of us.  But when I was in high school, … Read more