I have a dream ...
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I have a dream ...

We will take this opportunity to learn about Martin Luther King Jr. and some of the great quotes he left us with and how we can apply them to our everyday life.

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Fast Hampshire and daily showers
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Fast Hampshire and daily showers

We shower every night. Not necessarily because we are that dirty but because we are that bad at showering. A typical shower conversation sounds something like this:

Case of the Mondays
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Case of the Mondays

As the weekend drew to a close, my oldest confided in me, "I'm not much of a Monday person." I drove down the road laughing.

The importance of thank-you notes after Christmas
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The importance of thank-you notes after Christmas

"I bet Jesus didn't have to write thank-yous to the wise men!" This was my oldest child's last sentence as she sullenly sunk into her chair ... to write her thank-yous from Christmas. I retort, "Yeah, but he died for our sins so we're going to let it go. Now get going on those cards."

New Year's Resolutions for the Unsuspecting
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New Year's Resolutions for the Unsuspecting

Around the world, people counted down the minutes to New Year's. If you're anything like me, you were counting down the minutes till bedtime. It crossed my mind to reset the clocks and/or watch the European countdown in order to get the kids to bed early without them feeling like they've been robbed.

Christmas characters of my subconscious
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Christmas characters of my subconscious

When childhood fantasies fall short of our current reality, we retreat inside ourselves to assess our lives. Many times that brings about that Cindy Lou Who moment where we question what it is all about.

Are you a Christmas procrastinator?
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Are you a Christmas procrastinator?

If you're anything like me, you, too, are feeling overwhelmed and like hibernating. Nothing makes you want to do absolutely nothing like a long To Do list, a deadline and crappy weather. So here it is. You may be a Christmas procrastinator if ...

'Great Expectations' ... in parenting, part one
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'Great Expectations' ... in parenting, part one

Oh the excitement of my first grade-school band concert. I had my oldest daughter looking sharp in her new black pants, that were not leggings, and all-white blouse. Let's not talk about the shoes just yet.

Holiday euphoria - or more like chaos
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Holiday euphoria - or more like chaos

There's a sort of euphoric buzz going on where everyone is hyped for Christmas. That's a nice way to say the kids are going bat sh*% crazy.

Celebrating St. Nicholas Day
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Celebrating St. Nicholas Day

Here we are on the eve of St. Nicholas Day. My children have set out their boots and lists in hopes that good ole St. Nick will grant their wishes, eat cookies and leave them a few treats. My hope is that this magic lasts forever. And that it's skim milk.

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