Christmas Presence Christmas is a time of giving and receiving, so it’s not unusual during this season that our focus is on Christmas presents. Recently, I was on a plane flying to Atlanta. On this trip I was able to look out the window and see all of the cities, towns and country sides [...]
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All Year Long Around this time of year, there seems to be an influx of feel-good stories. That’s all great, but I often wonder why we don’t feature more of them all year long. I’ve heard that soup kitchens and places that assist the homeless have no shortage of help around the holidays, but [...]
Learn to Lean Here we are at the end of another year. I remember a time when the year 2020 seemed so far away, and now, we are nearly there! There is a natural inclination at the end of every year to reflect back on what we’ve accomplished, what we didn’t get done, what [...]
Looking Out for Children More than a few people in the world have left their money to a pet when they died. According to laws in the United States, however, you cannot leave money directly to pets, because they lack the capacity to acquire and hold property. You would think we could figure that [...]
Everyone Grows Old Sometimes people get crusty as they age. You have to be careful to pick your battles when dealing with problems associated with old age and it can sometimes stink. Not everyone grows old the same way but everyone will grow old. It’s part of the package. As your parents move into [...]
A Man and Menopause In my experience, women can sometimes get upset about a man trying to address issues that only females experience. But since the beginning of the word menopause includes “men,” I wanted to try. I’m no expert on the subject, but even though only women go through it, I know menopause [...]
It's Messy, but Worth It Diaper rash is itchy and painful for babies. That’s why manufacturers created a cream that could form a protective layer on a baby’s skin to soothe and relieve this type of skin irritation while keeping moisture away from their body. That cream has to be pretty thick in order [...]
Take Notice After several of my children asked me on different occasions if I was unhappy, when I wasn’t, I started thinking about why. Like most parents, I wanted my children to have happy thoughts when we get together to talk. Therefore, I started taking notice of how I deliver my messages. What’s my [...]
Come Clean When it comes to household chores, men are now putting down the remote and picking up a broom. They are putting away stereotypes along with dishes. According to a study conducted in 2010 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor, husbands are racking up nearly the same amount of time completing household chores [...]
A Different Lens? Father’s Day can bring a mix of different emotions for people. Some people will celebrate the great relationship they have with their dad, while others will stand perplexed in front of the greeting card display knowing their dad doesn’t fit into a Hallmark® description. There are those who wish they had [...]