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MOM! You’re Embarrassing Me!

A child adores their mommy without abandon…   ….when they’re young.   They think she’s smart. They think she’s beautiful. She’s their bestest fwend.   They write love letters, give too-tight hugs and slobbery kisses, and pour out their adoration on the “best mommy in the whole world.” Then the bubble bursts. The child realizes […]

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Are Ya’ Having a Good Hare Day?

We delighted in fables during our childhood. The brightly colored pictures of talking animals illustrated great morals that would guide our lives. We learned to not cry wolf. We learned we shouldn’t eat someone else’s porridge, long before we knew what porridge was. We learned to mark our trail into the forest with something other than breadcrumbs. We learned to refuse apples […]

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Learn how to Really RELAX

Relax. Relax! RELAX!

People love to command others to relax. You might hear things like ~   “Lighten up, Francine.” “Hang loose.” “Chill out.” “Take a chill pill.” “Loosen your rubber bands.” “Don’t get your knickers in a knot.”   They’re trying to keep you from having a heart attack or an ulcer,  by encouraging you to not let life […]

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Ten Lies About Love

The greatest human need is love. Most people would rather be loved and hungry, than full and alone.  However, there’s confusion when it comes to defining and identifying love.  Even country and rock singers can’t agree about what love is. We’ve all heard the catch-phrases people use for giving heart advice, but some of those glib sayings need to be debunked. 1. Love […]

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No Help in Sight for the Toilet Paper Trustees

If ya’ wanna’ gather a crowd of disheartened and  commiserating moms, start talking about empty toilet paper tubes. Seriously. The burden of this responsibility was cleverly veiled in the womanhood/motherhood/wifehood descriptions. We knew we’d be entrusted to purchase the necessary commodity, the most necessary in the household, but we didn’t know we’d be solely responsible […]

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