How to Tell if Your Husband Likes Your Food

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  Nancy decodes what husbands are really saying when asked if they like a new recipe served for dinner. 3:00 pm.  You are in the office busy typing away on your desktop or maybe sitting in a very boring team meeting. You look at the clock. Shoot! It’s already 3 o’clock? It’s almost time to go home and you still have no idea what to cook for dinner tonight. OMG… … [Read more...]

Father’s Day – A Few Good Men

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*This post was originally posted in June of 2011. Father’s Day is *June 19th and each year when I become aware that this day is approaching, I reflect and remember things about the fathers that I have had a close relationship with in my life. I have had the good fortune to love and be loved by, admire and respect a “few good men” and I am thankful for that. My father, the … [Read more...]

7 Budget Friendly Ways to Enjoy Mother’s Day

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Are you ready to enjoy a Mother’s Day that is more about experiences than gifts? If so, take a peek at these 7 budget friendly ways to enjoy Mother’s Day with your family! There are all sorts of experiences you can enjoy together that are fun, budget friendly, and sure to help Mom enjoy her special day. Here is how you can get started. 1. Enjoy a matinee. Take Mom to … [Read more...]

Women Can Have it All — Except Sex!

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In Laurie Penny's piece for Salon, she made the following statement that really hit home for me: "The women of my generation were told that we could ‘have it all’, as long as ‘it all’ was marriage, babies and a career in finance, a cupboard full of beautiful shoes and terminal exhaustion – and even that is only an option if we’re rich, white, straight and well behaved. These … [Read more...]

7 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for $25 or Less

7 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Are you starting to plan your Valentine’s Day date ideas? If so, you might be wondering how to plan your date on a dime. Take a look below at these 7 Valentine’s Day date ideas for $25 or less, perfect for allowing you to enjoy a good time on a dime! Here is how you can get started planning your own Valentine’s Day festivities for less. 1. Have a themed meal at home. You … [Read more...]

Beyond the Vegas Cliché: How to Have a Unique Las Vegas Wedding

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Wedding Over the years, it’s become a cliché that people go to Las Vegas for a quickie wedding. When people think of a Vegas wedding, they think of a wedding chapel with an Elvis impersonator officiating the ceremony, or the even quicker version of a drive-thru wedding. Las Vegas weddings have always been unique compared to weddings in any other location, but now you can … [Read more...]

My Mother’s Hands

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By Anya   “It is true we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don’t know what part of ourselves to give or more often than not, the part we have to give is not wanted. And so it is those we live with and should know who elude us, but we can still love them. We can love completely, without complete understanding.” Rev. Maclean – “River Runs Through It” One of … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Activities On a Budget

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Mother’s Day is a time when we reflect on what our mothers mean to us. For those of us whose mothers are still with us on this earthly plain, we celebrate the day with fun activities for the whole family. It is also a time when people whose mothers have left us, reflect and remember the times that they were here with us. Here is a list of some Mother’s Day activities that will … [Read more...]

Falling for the Person You Least Expect

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By Susan Meier My husband and I are opposites. When we got together, no one was more surprised than we were. My father used to say that it took opposites to make a good marriage. People who could counteract each other…or balance each other. My husband and I certainly fit the bill! But though Finn and Ellie from Her Summer With The Marine believe they should be the last … [Read more...]

Saying No

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By Rebecca Yarros “Sure, I have time to take that on,” I say.  Oh, I’m such a liar.  How often as women do we say that?  There’s always something that needs to be done: a committee needs chairing, a new project at work, cupcakes made for school.  One little thing may not matter, but little things add up.  That’s how I ended up co-leading the wives group of our army unit, … [Read more...]