Monday, June 21 2021 - 2:50 AM

Family Life

Bad Breath

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Even your best friends won’t tell you … but my daughter finally did. Bless her heart. We’d driven nearly 3,000 miles together, but it wasn’t …

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Declutter Your Life

Declutter Your Life

In his book, Starting Today, Rubel Shelly says one way to declutter your life is to get rid of stress (within your home and heart). …

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Go Ahead, Say It

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Let me set two marriage goals before you. First, praise your spouse with flattering words at least once a day. And I mean, every single …

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The Accident

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One day, I almost killed my children. And I don’t mean that figuratively. While driving 65mph on a major freeway in Southern California, I failed …

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A Baby’s Joy

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Webster doesn’t usually make for easy reading, but the definition of joy pretty well wraps it up! As a noun, joy is “excitement or pleasurable …

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Money and Marriage

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“What a day!” Joshua and MaryEllen both would have agreed with this statement, except they would have added more adjectives such as fantastic, marvelous, wonderful, …

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Organizing Family Reunions

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Few gatherings are as meaningful and as memorable as family reunions. As families grow and the individual members follow their own paths, family reunions serve …

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Scrapbooking

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I tried and failed at scrapbooking. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it and not that I didn’t buy all the supplies (yikes!), but I’m …

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Someone Important

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I used to be someone important. Formerly, I was a teacher educating a hundred kids each week. I loved my work. I loved the mentoring, …

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When to Start School

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Just because children typically start school or kindergarten at five or six years of age, and first grade at six or seven, doesn’t mean that …

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