Work/Life Balance: A New Model

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With September being designated as “Self-Improvement Month,” I wanted to write about a new model for work/life balance. Forget about trying to achieve some magical balancing point between your life […]

Family Fun in August

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August is National Family Fun Month. It acts as a great reminder to enjoy some time with your kiddos before they return to school. Don’t have kids? It’s still a […]

Veterans Deserve our Respect

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Today is Veterans Day and I had trouble thinking of anything else to write about other than the men and women of our military whom I greatly respect. Before my […]

Foster Care: Do you have what it takes?

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May is Foster Care Awareness Month. Foster care is a strong interest and personal cause of mine. I spent 17 years working with a specialized foster care agency in Pennsylvania. […]

Radical Responsibility-It’s Time

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Some links may be affiliate links. We may get paid if you buy something or take an action after clicking one of these After spending more than 30 years teaching […]

Soldiers: Show your Appreciation this week

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I wish you a wonderful holiday season, filled with gratitude for all you have and the things and people you love. During this holiday season, have you considered the many […]

Military Family Sacrifice

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Military Family Appreciation month is celebrated in November. In honor of military families, I’d like to give you a sense of what some military families go through before, during and after […]

Family Vacations: Fun and Fair for Everyone

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It’s vacation season in the Northern Hemisphere and it’s got me reminiscing: I’ve been a part of some amazing family vacations and I’ve witnessed some horrific ones. I decided to […]

Family is Foundational

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What does the word ‘family’ mean to you? For some people, the word conjures up feelings of comfort, protection and love. For others, it may conjure up feelings of lacking, […]

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

This holiday season, my two seven-year-old grandsons shared with me the meaning of Christmas from their perspectives. Logan told me he discovered the real meaning of Christmas. When I asked […]