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Smiling Heals! It’s been proven!

My husband has diverticulitis.  A nasty disease where you intestines get pockets and certain foods going down the tubes, get stuck...and then infected...and then you curl in a ball till you get antibiotics to...
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How To Photo Bomb a Photo

I only do this at the airport.  (Well...I only admit to doing it at the airport!) Photo bombing is hilarious when people don't know you. Why? Chances are they don't even notice you until a few days...
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Best Fun Way To Figure Out Who Will Pay For Dinner

You finish eating and you both pull out your credit cards. How to figure out who will pay? I saw four guys have dinner and then throw their credit cards into one of their hats! They then...
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What Happens When You Leave A Toddler Alone

I noticed.  It was odd.  This kid was sitting by himself at a booth.  In a high chair.  Where were his parents?  No one was around.  I took a photo! Maybe this was a gift??...
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Parents…Find Mantras and Repeat, Repeat, and Repeat!

I'm a recorder.  I have certain things I say to my kids over and over: "Love is plentiful, it isn't a glass of water that overflows...when there's tons of love, the glass just gets bigger!" "Don't...
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How To Get Motivated to Live

See (below) what happens when death is at your door? All that bologna we worry us, let bother us and complain about are SO NOT IMPORTANT!! When something shocking happens suddenly we remember what's...
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Hockey for Girls

I'm one of those parents that doesn't like kids in sports because it ruins my travel plans. Team competitions always seem to happen on a holiday weekend when I'm ready to pack and get out...
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You Can Make a Difference

Each of us has the power to change anything: All it takes to make a change is ONE person. One person, trying, and then because of that, another person begins changing for the better. The only...
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Successful Life is All About Choices

Right now you can make a choice that will take you in a totally different direction... Make a choice to go to lunch with someone, hear about a new job opportunity, and suddenly you are...
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Police Shooting Innocent Black People?

I was watching, "Blackish" last night and the comedy was clear, "Unarmed black people get shot by both white and black police...simple because they are black." Sure feels like that's a true statement?  Single Solid...

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