Love & Family

Land Those Helicopters, Parents

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Today’s quiz has no right or wrong answer—but it has only two possible responses: Would you rather be depressed at the country club or happy at the municipal golf course? Please answer that honestly, and keep your answer in mind as you read on… Congratulations to every […]

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Why I Don’t Have a Bucket List

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Every so often, words or phrases seem to implant themselves in my mind and not let go. Over the past few weeks, the phrase that keeps appearing and reappearing for me is “bucket list.” Or, as I like to call it, “Your Basic ‘Type A’ Marching Orders.” […]

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The Flip Side of Love

by guest blogger Pam Fullerton, psychotherapist and writer Last week I was hurt because of something my husband said to me. I felt hurt, but at the same time, he felt frustrated and misunderstood. The evening ended abruptly. For me, it had been a lovely day spent with a good friend. That evening, I sat […]

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Happy Independence Day!

Have a wonderful 4th of July! Wishing you health, healing, and happiness. —Maria Print PDFRelated Posts:Fourth of July Craft: Sunprint Fireworks JarsFourth of July PlaylistHappy Independence Day!

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Fourth of July Craft: Sunprint Fireworks Jars

by guest blogger Mark Kintzel, designer If you’re looking for a unique craft project to tackle with your friends and family this Independence Day, look no further! Making sunprints is super easy and so much fun. For these jars, I foraged around my yard and found all sorts of cool items—Queen Anne’s lace, tiny little daisylike […]

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My Bette Midler Playlist—Top 10 Classics

To accompany My Bette Midler Story, I thought it would be nice to put together a playlist of my favorite Bette Midler songs. Many of you, I’m sure, know her biggest hits like The Wind Beneath My Wings, The Rose, and From a Distance. But this list is of her original classics—songs that feel like […]

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You Never Forget Your High School Love

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger “Love each other dearly always. There is scarcely anything else in the world but that: to love one another.” —Victor Hugo, Les Misérables Well, thanks Victor. That sounds easy, but it often feels like we never remember to do it until something horrifying reminds us to do […]

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My Bette Midler Story

Some of you who follow me on social media may have seen a picture or two of me with Bette Midler and wondered, How did that happen? How did she get to meet Bette? Well, it’s a long story—a story that begins and ends with love—and I’m about to share it with you…. I was […]

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