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Homeschooling tips Home Life / Suddenly Single

Hello everyone: When I home schooled the younger of my two sons, there were several things that we did to make the day go more smoothly. Here are the issues that we faced and how we handled them; Having a schedule was very important, so that he knew what we were going to do and when we were going to do it. For the first...

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Planning for Your Financial Future Starts Now Home Life / Suddenly Single

Hello everyone: You may be a young person who is just starting out in life and planning for your financial future may seem like something to put off for a lot of years……don’t do it. I recently spoke with a dear friend whose parents did not plan adequately for their retirement years. She and her husband are now responsible for helping them out. It has...

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What constitutes beauty? Home Life / Suddenly Single

Hello everyone: What do you think makes someone beautiful? Is it the inner glow or a well-turned makeup and hair job? Do you think it is the combination of these internal and external things? Recently, I attended a conference where a friend of mine was going to give a presentation. Someone else had the room right before she did, so we entered and sat in...

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New Year’s Resolutions Home Life / Suddenly Single

Hello everyone: Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? I conducted a very informal survey today and here is what some of the folks told me: A very hard-working (and very slender) friend said that she resolves each year to “see more movies, eat more chocolate, and have more fun.” Life is short! An elderly gentleman at the mall said he resolves to “stay alive.” A...

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Keeping family stories alive and well Home Life

Hello everyone: Let me tell you a story. A friend of mine had an uncle and aunt who owned a farm. They loved to make ice cream, so they opened a small store in front of their farm and sold their ice cream, which was made from the milk that their cows produced. Everyone loved the dessert, and business was great. One day, the uncle...

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Tips on wrapping presents Home Life / Suddenly Single

Hello everyone: With the Christmas season upon us, it seemed like a nice idea to offer some tips on wrapping presents. First, make sure you have scissors, scotch tape (sorry fellows, this is not the place for your beloved duct tape, no matter how tempting that seems!), gift tags (you can buy them in bulk in the Christmas section of most food stores), wrapping paper,...

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News from your blogger Home Life / Suddenly Single

Hello everyone: Today’s blog is about following your dreams. Perhaps this does not seem to fit the category of being practical, but I would argue that it does. Folks sometimes spend a great deal of time and money being trained for a job that they quickly decide they detest. This is very sad; as the old saying goes, “Find a job you love and you...

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Decorating your Christmas tree from a former interior decorator Books / Home Life / Suddenly Single

Hi Everyone: Today’s blog is just for fun. Since many folks will start decorating their tree in the coming weeks, I wanted to jump in with ideas for making your tree look superb. First, don’t decorate your tree like the stores do theirs. Keep in mind that they want to sell ornaments (or trees or both) and they will therefore put the ornaments on the...

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