The Rules of Manners

I believe in good manners.  I believe that what you give is what you get.  If you can offer respect and kindness to another, you are more likely to get respect and kindness in return. Through the years I have struggled mightily to teach these concepts to my boys.  When they were very young, they

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Fear vs. Fate

The world can be a scary place.  What makes it even more frightening is that you have to send your kids out into it every day.  You’re not even allowed to go with them most of the time!  With the start of the school year, they have to figure out new schools, teachers and schedules

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In Case of Emergency

I live in an area that felt the direct impact of Hurricane Matthew.  There were some parts of my county that were prompted to evacuate.  It only got more stressful when authorities and the media started referring to Matthew as a ‘once in a lifetime’ storm. Where I live is now through the worst of

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Tis the Season

It’s that time of year again.  We are all crazed with endless holiday obligations.  There’s so much to remember in addition to our regular commitments, that it is surprising our brain synapses haven’t imploded under the pressure. Every year I make a conscious effort to do less.  I am trying to find that balance of

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