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And to those who disagree, you’re not idiots.

And to those who disagree, you’re not idiots.

It’s that delightful time in our nation when we get to hear all of the opinions— political discussions about presidential picks, abortion rights, gay marriage, size of government, immigration policy, gun control, tax system, yada, yada, yada. How fortunate we… Read more →
Contents Under Pressure

Contents Under Pressure

  There are a large number of us out there who share the strong personality tendency toward  “Peacekeeping.” We don’t like discourse.  Conflict makes us antsy.  Conversation lulls draw us to plug the silences with our words.  We want everyone… Read more →
Drag Queens, Mean Girls, and Butt Jeans: Tales of a Fourth Grade Mom

Drag Queens, Mean Girls, and Butt Jeans: Tales of a Fourth Grade Mom

My very wise friend forewarned me that fourth grade would be different. There would be stuff. The stuff would not be good. Why can’t we keep our kids locked away in a tower and just visit them to brush their… Read more →
Married to a Mess

Married to a Mess

  Tidy spaces, organized papers, no clutter anywhere; a list maker who is never late and notices the tiniest details. Yeah…that’s not me.  That’s my husband. Me? I’m a forgetful, haphazard, pile-maker with no concern for minute details. I like… Read more →
7 Ideas for a Happy Marriage

7 Ideas for a Happy Marriage

My husband and I will celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary this year. Since my parents divorced when I was three, the concept of marriage used to terrify me. I know the statistics. Now, though, I cherish this wonderful gift and… Read more →
Nagging vs. Communication

Nagging vs. Communication

I love to be organized. Give me a binder with color-coded tabs and I can organize like nobody’s business. I make lists for everything. Early in our marriage, I made “honey-do” lists for my husband. I thought he would appreciate… Read more →
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