Are Parent/Student College Contracts a Good Idea?

Are Parent/Student College Contracts a Good Idea?

Did you ever think the day would ever arrive that your child would go to college? How could that brand new baby be old enough to leave home….for extended periods of time. AND be expected to take care of him or herself. I remember when I thought I hit a milestone when my younger ones had a pre-school graduation! And then they went off to middle school. And then high school. Now, since I will always be 29 years old, this all seems very impossible to me. But, college….oh man.

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How to Stay Organized....especially when adding BIG items to your life

How to Stay Organized....especially when adding BIG items to your life

It has been about 6 months since I started this new blogging adventure of mine.  I have to tell you, it has been an interesting 6 months.  I had NO idea it would be so time consuming.  I had NO idea that I would need to be so tech savvy.  I had NO idea that I was such a terrible typist and proof reader.  I had NO idea that actually writing a post would be so different than having an idea….

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What Makes a Good House Guest…..and, how to survive (and enjoy) family and friends.

What Makes a Good House Guest…..and, how to survive (and enjoy) family and friends.

As my husband and I got older we had many many conversations about where we wanted to retire.  We called it our FRP - Final Resting Place. That’s all my kids heard about (probably for about 10 years!). Even tho we thought we were moving to SC, one thing we knew for sure…..we wanted to move to a home that would be a ‘destination’ for our family and friends.

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What is worry.....and where does it come from?

What is worry.....and where does it come from?

The subject of worry and anxiety have been high on my radar lately.  Recently, my husband went on a solo kayaking trip and I wrote a post about it. Since then, quite a few people have asked me if I slept at night while he was gone. I was also asked if I was worried. And, when I said that I slept like a baby and no, I was not worried they had a lot to say….but, most everyone said that they would have been awake all night with worry and worried all day…

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What is a Spiritual Warrior….and How to Became One?

What is a Spiritual Warrior….and How to Became One?

Last week, as I was waiting for the fireworks to begin, I observed all the moms watching their kids. It was hard for them to relax because they kept looking for their little ones - to make sure that they did not stray too far. As it got darker, they ‘circled the wagons’. Meaning - they moved those little ones so that they were sitting in the middle of all the adults - to make sure they did not wander off during the distraction of the fireworks…

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The 4th of July - and the Meaning of Our Independence Day

The 4th of July - and the Meaning of Our Independence Day

I have lived for 66 July 4th’s. Fireworks. Picnics. Barbecues. Pool parties. Family get togethers. Red, white, and blue.  Parades. Stars and Stripes bathing suits (I have always wanted one but never made the splurge). But, I have really never given much thought to the reason for the celebration.  Yes, our independence from England. But what else, and more importantly, why….

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10 Things I Would be Sad to Lose

10 Things I Would be Sad to Lose

The other day I was thinking about all the things I own. I do confess, I am a classic example of over consumerism. I own way too much stuff. My husband and I moved to a new home about 6 months ago and it took forever to unpack (that is how I know I own too much). We have 38 years of accumulation. Sheesh! Anyway, I have a friend whose house burned completely down to the ground….

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What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror?

What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror?

I was FaceTiming my daughter and her friend yesterday. Now, I am not that proficient with FaceTime :) but I do know that I need to flip the camera from looking at me…to looking out.  While I was in the process of doing the ‘flip’ I said ‘Oh, you don’t want to look at me, I’m boring’. They laughed and we carried on. But, I have been thinking about that comment ever since….

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