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Is Your Family Prepared for an Emergency?

September is Emergency Preparedness Month. So I am asking…if you woke up to a blizzard, what would you do? What is the first thing you would do in this emergency? Do you have a plan? Where would you go if you had to leave home … Continue reading

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Find Your Greatness

Recently someone asked me what I liked about the Olympics.  Having spent some time thinking about it, I realized that I not only like the sports.  Sometimes, best parts for me are the back stories–the challenges overcome, the hopes and dreams realized, … Continue reading

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What Is True Freedom?

The other day I was listening to Bob Marley’s original version of Redemption Song.  If you haven’t heard it, do yourself a favor and listen to it closely.  He was singing about freedom from slavery, but the message is greater than … Continue reading

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I Say No to Bald Barbie…

But wait…hear me out. There is a well meaning campaign to put bald Barbies on the shelf in support of children who are undergoing cancer treatments. http://todayhealth.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/11/10122324-bald-and-beautifulbarbie-mattel-responds-to-lobbying-campaign I understand, to some extent, the reason that these women are promoting this campaign–they … Continue reading

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Don’t Protect Your Children–Teach Them to Survive!

Will your kids survive the difficulties of life?   If you are like me, you looked at your newborn and promised never to let anything ever hurt him or her. As my children grew older, I realized that was something … Continue reading

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Stop The Fighting at Kid’s Ballgames Right Now!

I just saw an article on the internet about a fight at a ballgame in which 12 yr. olds were playing. Here is the link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43715655/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/?GT1=43001   This type of thing absolutely drives me crazy. What are these people thinking? … Continue reading

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Sometimes We Cry–But It’s Okay

Sometimes its bad when the going gets tough When we look in the mirror and we want to give up Sometimes we dont even think well try Sometimes we cry Well were gonna have to sit down and think it … Continue reading

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Parenting Lessons from Jared Loughner

When I hear something that seems as senseless and vile as the shooting this week in Arizona, I try to find a positive or a lesson from it. Nothing in life is completely random. It seems clear that this young … Continue reading

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