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Wonder Woman

Raising Wonder Women: Parenting Lesson’s From DC’s Latest Blockbuster

I have a special affinity for superhero films, but my anticipation for Warner Bros. Studio’s “Wonder Woman” has been unique. I remember watching reruns of Lynda Carter’s Diana Prince that hit the 1970’s with supernatural strength; her lasso of truth, indestructible bracelets, and invisible airplane beat the heck out of any accessories Barbie could offer. […]

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Winter Blues

Emerging from the Winter Blues

With all of its festivity and yuletide joys, winter’s official kickoff in December is easily greeted, but something sinister looms on the other side of New Year’s Eve, the winter blues. I began to experience a frustrating decline in energy in January, apathy lulling  me to malaise with its emotionless song. Even though frustrating at […]

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grateful

20 Things My Kids Don’t Realize They Should be Grateful For

Thanksgiving is here! Social media channels are filled with gratitude, “thankfulness challenges,” and butter-laden recipes. Families are preparing to gather around golden turkeys and pumpkin pie to share this year’s, “I am grateful for             .” Now that I have four of my own children sitting around our grocery-store-harvested dinner, I […]

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growing up

Holding On and Letting Go

I know she is growing up, but as I witnessed her pulling out the summer peppers and preparing for their forthcoming carving, I was both impressed and saddened that she didn’t need my help. Still young, but the oldest of four, my daughter removed the stem ends, sliced the pepper’s ribs from the sides, and […]

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