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You Can Do It

Here's the thing: I don't know what IT is for you. Lose a few pounds. Survive college. Get along with your in-laws. Deal with cancer. Grieve a death. Recover - from drugs, alcohol, divorce, bitterness. Or just make it through Tuesday, perhaps. I just know this: You...

My Best Advice for the First Day of School (and life)

  Here it is. My best advice for the first-day-of-school and all other major transitions times. Whether you are sending off your first preschooler, your last high school senior, or the college kid moving miles away, this advice holds. One - Take a vacation day...

Why I Watch the Royals

I love to watch the royals. Not the Kansa City version. Though I am partial to this book about the night the world turned Royal Blue. Rather, I watch the royals from Buckingham Palace. The Queen and all her clan. It started when I discovered an Instagram account of a...

How to Marie Kondo and Granny Grubbs at the Same Time

  If you aren't on social media much, you might not know that Marie Kondo is a lovely lady currently famous for her organizational skills. One piece of advice is to purge your belongings and only keep things that "spark joy." If you aren't a close acquaintance of...

Why I Fed the Cat

Why I Fed the Cat

This is Clementine. Clem for short. He is not my cat. Clementine showed up during CousinsCamp19. My longsuffering husband had just helped me haul ten grandchildren on a six-hour trip from their home to ours. Then we were joined by a local grandson plus a few drop-in...