I am so disappointed in myself!
I started a blog in 2008 and found wonderful guidance through Mom Bloggers Club along with fantastic connections that created a few friendships that I still have to this day. Recently MBC posted "Spruce Up Your Blog In 10 Easy Steps". Really good tips and resources. One I definitely needed, since my blog has been around for so long, was the BrokenLinkCheck.com. When this service was finished with my free scan I was shocked at how many links I had to…Continue
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A fascinating story.
About the book: If these old walls could talk, would you listen? When a house has a story to tell, historical events to relate and lives to share, it should be given a voice; especially when the house is French and possesses a certain “je ne sais quoi”.
“Through These Doors: the Manoir at Bout L’Abbé” tells of the German occupation of Normandy…
Added by Susan Keefe on February 20, 2014 at 11:01am — No Comments
My daughter was born deaf and wears two cochlear implants. While the cochlear implants have changed her life, she is still considered deaf and relies on sign language when her batteries or if there is something wrong with her implants. It wasn’t unheard of my daughter going without an implant for several weeks when she only had one implant. We decided to get her a …Continue
Although it may be the holiday season, as far as presents go that doesn't mean a whole lot to Millennials. Like so many other issues, they have their own ideas about gift giving. Apparently what they want is cash, mostly to pay down college costs and other debt.
So much for the negative stereotype that those born between 1980 and 2000 are lazy and have a sense of entitlement. Millennials are laboring under a collective $1 trillion in debt from student loans and still…Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on December 22, 2013 at 6:39pm — No Comments
Thought provoking reflections on life.
This story begins in Arkansas with the nine-year-old Michael, and his younger brother, abandoned by their father, living with their strict grandmother who regularly beats them. The family attend church regularly, he discovers at a young age, he has a gift for playing the organ and it is the beginning of a lifelong love of music.
Are you a victim of domestic violence or stuck in an abusive relationship? Abuse comes in many including: physical, emotional, verbal, economic, mental, and sexual abuse. Remember that abuse can happen to anyone. Often times there are red flags early on in the relationship and most people tend to ignore them. When someone is…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 12, 2013 at 10:53pm — No Comments
In my last post, I mentioned a guy I had been seeing who is in the Army, and I’m sure you’ve been waiting for the story. Let’s call this guy Captain America. I just want you to note that I always nickname guys that I date. I don’t start using…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 21, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments
After I started getting myself together after my divorce, it came the time when I was ready to start dating again. It had been almost a decade since I was out there so I was obviously clueless. Luckily, I had great friends to support me. A girlfriend of mine convinced me to try online dating and gave me a few pointers before I jumped in. She warned me that…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 7, 2013 at 12:22pm — No Comments
You can find serenity in building a love that stands the tests of time, in-laws and children. When you find that serenity, you will also find peace, comfort and strength.
Over the years, my husband has said some incredible things to me:
Added by Janeane Davis on April 22, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments
Although the 2013 Academy Awards are history, one gem - Amour - will continue to shine. This heartbreaking and unflinching movie was painful to watch but it stimulated conversations with more questions than answers.
As the people we love decline, how do we deal with the inevitable suffering?
Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke tackled this subject and won the 2013 Academy Award for best foreign language film. The leads, veteran French actors Jean-Louis…Continue
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on March 19, 2013 at 3:29pm — No Comments
I just finished reading “Just Beneath the Surface” by R. H. Ramsey. This book is rated for a mature audience and shouldn’t be read by someone under the age of 18 due to the graphic nature of this book. This book was full of twists and turns and there was never a dull moment. This book is filled with suspense, drama, and action that will leave you wanting to read more.
I want to thank Rhonda for giving me the opportunity to review her book. While this is a fiction…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 15, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments
As your tween or teenager begins to mature and grow up, they will begin building relationships with the opposite sex. It is important for your child to have these relationships so that they can develop the communication and personal skills to develop healthy long term relationships for the future. As…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 11, 2013 at 5:53pm — No Comments
One of my goals last year was to attend at least one conference, event, convention, etc in order to build my skills and knowledge, but as the years progressed. I have allowed the universe to grant me the opportunity to attend The Blog Workshop Online Conference. Even though I won't be…Continue
Added by Victoria Sconion on February 26, 2013 at 1:43pm — No Comments
With many families still struggling and even those who are not, this is an appropriate time of year to teach an attitude of gratitude. It may be easy for kids to focus on what they don’t have or won’t get, especially compared to those of their peers. Regardless of a families’ financial situation it is helpful to use the holidays as a time to teach family values. Any gift, whether big or small, can come from the heart keeping the recipient in mind. So what values are important to you and…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on December 7, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
My husband made the greatest purchase of our lives last weekend when he found this Pokemon Monopoly game at a garage sale for a dollar.
Did you catch that? It's a Monopoly game about POKEMON!! And my kids are only ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED with…Continue
Added by Momniscient on November 17, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments
Terrific Tuesday - it is terrific to raise the bar in your personal and professional relationships.
Each Terrific Tuesday throughout the month of October, this blog will explore the idea of raising the bar, of getting better at something. Previously this month, this space has been used to look at
raising the bar as an entrepreneur and …
Added by Janeane Davis on October 16, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments
Ideas for how to connect with your family while you are running from one place to another!
Leaves falling, soccer balls, pumpkins, football jerseys, sweatshirts, crisp air...all indicators of autumn in full swing.While parents are busy driving from activity to activity and kids are getting back into the rhythm of school, we often forget how to connect with each other in the midst of all the busy. Here are some ideas:
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:26pm — No Comments
Five tips to be better parents as a married couple.
When our daughter was two hours old, I looked at my husband and stated matter-of-factly, "You better have a good relationship with her for her entire life because there will come a time that you may be all we have." He just stared at me like I had horns coming out of my head and said, "She's two hours old, how could you possibly be thinking about her future?"
My reply, "Girls are tough to raise. They need strong men…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments