Small Victories

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Today, I was able to put on my wedding rings and wear them comfortably all day. Today, I was able to walk through the grocery store to buy herbal tea. Today, I was able to sing my children their good night songs. These are a few of the small victories I’ve been blessed to experience since my operation to remove …

There is a silent women's health issue that is stealing health, happiness, and the enjoyment of life from many women, myself included. Are you affected to?

The Silent Women’s Health Issue

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There’s been a lot of awareness-raising about women’s health issues recently. There’s one, though, that is hard to recognize, but it’s very common. It steals time, enjoyment, energy, and health from those who suffer from it – yet its causes are not well known. Women are five to eight times more likely to have this disease than men. What is this …

Christmas can be an overwhelming experience for toddlers. Here are some ways for helping toddlers survive Christmas.

Helping Toddlers Survive Christmas

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Christmas is a magical time of year. There’s the hustle and bustle of going to see Santa or the Nutcracker ballet. There are family and friends to visit, get-togethers, work parties, and church parties to attend. Not to mention the goodies, the lights on the Christmas tree, and all the pretty packages waiting to be unwrapped. Christmas is toddler over-stimulation …

There are some surprising keys to successful, fulfilling adult lives that need to be discussed and fought for so that our country begins to thrive again.

Surprising Keys to Successful, Fulfilling Adult Lives

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I’m about to write something offensive. I try not to be offensive, most of the time. But, today I’m going to get it for what I’m about to write. Which is interesting, because really all I’m trying to support is hard work, personal responsibility, and critical thinking. These are all skills my husband and I work hard to teach our …

Here are some activities to honor Veterans Day that preschoolers love to do.

Simple Ways to Honor Veterans Day

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Finally, the Great War had ended. After years of muddy, horrible trench warfare and terrible deaths, the surviving soldiers could put down their weapons and go back to their loved ones. Countries could begin to rebuild and life could start getting back to normal. The armistice agreement for World War I started on the 11 hour of the 11 day …

Technology allows us to do so many amazing, seemingly impossible things. So, why are we laughing at the pain of others? When did we forget we're all human?

What’s so Funny? Why Are We Laughing at the Pain of Others?

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We’ve all seen the video uploads that go out of the way to poke fun at another person’s distress, emotional or physical. We’ve also seen that these videos get millions of views. More often than not, these videos leave me asking, “What’s so funny?” Why are we laughing at the pain of others? We live in an amazing time. The …

September 11 happened at 8:30 p.m. for me in 2001. This post is my way of remembering September 11, 2001 and honoring all who died and all who survived.

Remembering September 11, 2001

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My September 11, 2001 happened at 8:30 p.m. I’d already peacefully lived through the morning and afternoon of that Tuesday.  For me, remembering September 11, 2001 starts in the evening. I don’t think my story is very unique, but it’s different from many of the stories remembered and told on Patriots’ Day. Knock, Knock. . . Have you heard yet? …