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Category Archives: Family & Friends

Retaining the ease after working with friends
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The Risk of Working with Friends

How Not to ‘Go to Abilene', but If You Do, How to Find Your Way Home When my husband started a retail business — selling yogurt and sweet treats ... Read More
off to college
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The Mixed Emotions of Sending Kids off to College

It's that time again. It's back to school and many of us are sending one of our babies off to college. It isn't until you reach the point of actually ... Read More
college tour
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What You Need to Know About the College Tour

This past summer my daughter, a rising high school senior, and I embarked on a college tour. I was looking forward to a road trip with my youngest chi... Read More
GRANDPARENTING TIPS grandmother is playing with baby in park
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Top 3 Ways to Impact Grandkids

When my own daughter adopted kids, it took a while to acclimate to grandparenting A few years ago I couldn’t have written honestly on grandparentin... Read More
Remembering Dad on Father's Day
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Remembering Dad on Father’s Day

"My Dad was a mechanic- we lived in Florida. [With a] hurricane coming, I was a kid and he was fixing ice cream truck. He took all the kids from our b... Read More
Circle of support gives motherly new meaning
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Can Others Give “Motherly” New Meaning?

One of the more difficult emotional pains difficult to deal with is rejection from one’s mother. As much as we may all want to cling to the belief t... Read More
Moms Saying
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Like Mother Always Said: What We Still Remember

It's Mother's Day! If you're like us, you have that in-brain home movie running, flipping through all of the advice/sayings your mother said, perhaps ... Read More
Honoring Mothers Who Have Passed Away
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Honoring Mothers Who Have Passed Away

I love to be honored on Mother’s Day by my husband, sons and grandkids, but it is a bittersweet holiday now that my mom is no longer alive. I miss h... Read More
After Graduation
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Attention: Your Kids Still Need You After Graduation

It’s Graduation Season! Countless numbers of young people will make the milestone transition from high school to college and, after graduation to th... Read More
Meaning of Friendship
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The Meaning of Friendship: Small Circle, Big Support

What is Friendship? When we think of the words friendship and friends, one wouldn’t think we would need to look the terms up because, well, we know... Read More
How to Find Friends
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How to Find Friends in the Digital Era

When Grace Spampinato moved to Florida from New Hampshire, the only person that she knew was a former co-worker who lived 45 minutes away. So when ill... Read More
Being Vulnerable Feature
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New Age Pen Pal: A Friendship We All Need

We all yearn for it. In today's times it's harder to make a real connection. I'm talking about the kind of connection where you don’t feel like you ... Read More
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