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Getting Messy

   Last week I had the fun of attending my youngest grandson’s first birthday party. (The child pictured is not Ethan). First birthdays and first cakes may be one of the few times moms and dads hope…

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Goals 2017: Outer and Inner

   New Year, New Goals This year I will: Write one solid parenting article each month. Submit one mini-romance monthly (sigh) to Woman’s World (at $1,000 per, I can deal with the fluff). Write two more Edna and…

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A Menu Approach to New Year’s Goals

When January 1st rolls around, most of us look for fresh starts. This year we’ll lose weight, quit smoking or drinking too much, get along with family members and….the list goes on. Check in with folks about…

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Making Family Holiday Memories (or not)

       It’s Christmas season. Time for nostalgic thoughts about the things that make the holidays so wonderful. Most of us have one or two near-perfect holiday memories and we love recalling them. When my son Josh was twelve,…

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Five Classic Toys: Why They’re Still Cool

There’s a reason a toy becomes a classic. Either it’s extremely well-designed and durable, or it captures the child’s imagination in a unique way that stands the test of time. The holiday season is nearing, and you…

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