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The Real Story of Alcohol, My Story and Stories From Other Women

The Real Story of Alcohol, My Story and Stories From Other Women

(article originally posted November 7, 2019) After I wrote my first piece on alcohol “Perhaps Mama Needs Her Wine [...]

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Vulgarity Is Ugly, I Stay In The Game To Fight It

Vulgarity Is Ugly, I Stay In The Game To Fight It

I went to sleep the night of the Super Bowl, energized and joyful. I just witnessed two aging women [...]

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The Gift Of Presence

The Gift Of Presence

I’ve been thinking a lot about presence lately. No, not presents, but presence rather. With all the distractions we [...]

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This Is 40: An Achievement Not A Punishment

This Is 40: An Achievement Not A Punishment

I HAVE 40 years. J’ai quarant ans. If you translate ‘I am 40 years old’ to French that is [...]

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The One Thing I Wish I Knew As A Younger Mom

The One Thing I Wish I Knew As A Younger Mom

If there was one lesson I wish I could tell my younger mom self it is this – be [...]

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Go Big Or Go Home, I Think I’ll Go Home

Go Big Or Go Home, I Think I’ll Go Home

It’s an ingrained American philosophy, Go Big Or Go Home! It urges dreaming big. It motivates tycoons, innovators, CEOs. [...]

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We Are Stewards Of This Earth

We Are Stewards Of This Earth

I was in our house when my daughter came in, “Mommy will you come outside with me?” I went outside [...]

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How To Plant A Vegetable Garden

How To Plant A Vegetable Garden

If you want to witness God’s beauty, it all begins in the dirt. We often speak of gardening as [...]

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I Am Woman, Watch Me Take Charge

I Am Woman, Watch Me Take Charge

You know what I’m tired of? Hearing how tired women are all the time. The picture I see most [...]

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New Year’s Resolution: Eat More Veggies

New Year’s Resolution: Eat More Veggies

If you knew there was a secret pill that could protect you from disease, give you energy throughout the [...]

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