Earlier in the week, I planned to write about volunteering as a way to bond with loved ones during the holidays. Some people close to me grappled with what to give me for Christmas since I don’t want stuff. When I told them I just wanted to do good in the community together, I saw their…Continue
Added by Meghan Throckmorton on November 10, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
In my 20 months of being a mum, I have been found frequently banging my head against a wall asking – how can all us smart, savvy individuals be found stumbling into this state of motherhood as if someone got a stick and poked us in both eyes with it, and as if it hadn’t been…Continue
Everyone tells you your life will change once you have children. That’s probably the greatest understatement of a lifetime.
Having children, while hugely rewarding, is probably one of the biggest shocks you can encounter out there, as us largely selfish creatures have to shelve…Continue
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I recently traveled through Costa Rica, a small Central American country where peace of mind is a natural commodity. Visiting felt like a breath of fresh air with the slow pace of living and ecological mindfulness. The country has no need for a military presence and family life is a top priority.
High unemployment in the US continues to contribute to the economic downturn. And multi-generational households increase…Continue
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Growing up in a society that had a limited selection and shortage of certain foods, I became more aware of what food represents and what is its real value. Both of my grandparents had small farms with several domestic animals, and as a kid we used to help out in the garden and in the field a lot, weeding out vegetable beds, planting seeds, picking fruits and even digging out potatoes. The appreciation for our meal was that much greater, and we enjoyed every bit that was on the…Continue
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While writing "All Alone" earlier this week, my fingers actually kept tap-tap-tapping away. And I looked up, and the sun had not only set, it was pitch dark outside. And a whole story had poured out. The post was so long I had to chop it in half, wrap up my thoughts and finish it in this post.
These past few months I've been thinking a lot about what "loneliness" and "being alone" are. 'Tis typical for me every…
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Better parking spots for those of us still working
Peanut Butter Salmonella Scare:
All the vomiting and diarrhea really helped people keep their weight loss resolutions.
No need to shell out big bucks for a tropical…
Added by Jennifer Suarez on February 16, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments