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Resolutions, Anyone?

Welcome to the new friends who are following me and thanks to all of my loyal followers for your love and support. Now that we have our heels firmly planted in 2015, I want to ask each of you: What is your intention for 2015? Research estimates that even though more than 40% of Americans…

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Love Wins

This weekend, love won – in more ways than one. This weekend marked the wedding ceremonies of two very special women. One of them is a friend of mine who is battling a second round of breast cancer at the ripe old age of 39. This woman bravely fought it and won. In the process,…

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The Sweet Result of Generosity

In the spirit of this holiday season, I thought I would share an update. Back in August of this year, I wrote a story about how we had given our head waiter on our cruise enough money in a tip form for him to be able to fly home to Guatemala to spend time with…

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When Mistakes Are Made…

Last week, I got a call from our middle school’s vice principal. I wondered why she would be calling me – certainly not because of something my 7th grader had done. My neighbor and I recently met with the vice principal and principal of our school to talk about the school discipline policy and how…

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Grief and Gratitude

My recollection is that Thanksgiving is usually a joyful time for me, full of gratitude for the many blessings in my life. When I was feeling sad and out-of-sorts on Thanksgiving this year, my husband pointed out to me that I usually go through a period of sadness around this holiday each year, much to…

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Author Interview: Cathy Cassani Adams, Living What You Want Your Kids To Learn: The Power of Self Aware Parenting

I am beyond thrilled today to interview Cathy Cassani Adams, the author of the just-released book Living What You Want Your Kids to Learn: The Power of Self Aware Parenting. I have been a fan of Cathy’s for several years, and had the privilege of reading and reviewing an advance copy of her fabulous new…

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My Thanksgiving “Helper”

I have some friends who very recently lost their parents and I want to share this story to bring some comfort to them or anyone, really. My mom died ten years ago and my dad died five years ago. I miss them every single day. My daughter asked me what Poppy’s voice sounded like. With…

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Thoughts On The Events In Ferguson

I am trying to process my thoughts and feelings about what happened in Ferguson last night. I do not usually watch the news and try to steer clear of negativity. But I watched the footage and all I felt was sadness. These events in Ferguson have been so polarizing. There is so much anger, hate,…

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To Punish or Not To Punish – That is the Question. Guess What My Answer Is?

My 7th grader developed a bad habit this school year: not bringing his book bag home from school. It started out innocently enough, leaving it in his locker on Fridays because he had no homework over the weekend. Then with my “systems-thinking” son, it morphed quickly into not bringing it home on any days he…

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A New “Chapter”

Recently, I began writing a monthly piece in South Jersey MOM magazine, much to my delight. My first article will be in the December issue, which should hit newsstands on December 5. But I want to tell a bit about how this came to be. This story is all about wanting something and then going…

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