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We all have at least one difficult person in our lives at one time or another. Did you know that dealing with difficult people can be detrimental to your health? Whether it is a friend, family member, or co-worker, we all need to learn to deal with that difficult person to save ourselves. The following are ways of dealing with … Read More
Cell Phone Etiquette
We all know shouting into a cell phone in a restaurant or other busy venue can draw as many stares as running through the restaurant naked, but what about the behaviors we may be unaware of? Here are five tips for quieting the age of constant connectivity: 1. When you are with someone and engaging in conversation, don’t answer a … Read More
While reading The Oprah Magazine I ran across a page that had a few time savers that I think could help all of us put some time back in our day. Julie Morgenstern, organizing and productivity expert and author of Time Management from the Inside Out, shares four ways to squeeze an extra hour (or more!) into your weekday. Instead … Read More
In watching the Olympics on TV, I find it so heartwarming to watch the parents of the athletes when they’re performing. You can tell that they have so much invested in their young adult and are so proud of their accomplishments. It is difficult sometimes as parents to give up our free time so that our children can do the … Read More
Summer Time and Big Bugs!
We are full into summer and the bugs are bigger than ever! No one wants to see unwanted pests in the home. This includes roaches, spiders, ants, flees, and mice. If you have pets in the home, be careful what you leave on the floor. Do not leave poisons where your pet could get into them. Make sure to limit … Read More
Are They Ready to Leave for College?
It’s that time of year again when parents are getting their young adults ready to go to college. Whether they are going to another town, state or country, here are five important questions to ask: Do they know the difference between organizing, cleaning and disinfecting? Organizing is finding a place for everything; cleaning is removing the dirt, dust and grime; … Read More
Step Parenting Myths
Myths are beliefs. It is these beliefs which strongly influence the way people in step families adjust to their new family and react to one another. History and literature are filled with wicked step mothers like the ones from Snow White and Cinderella. Stepmothers in history are shown as wicked, cruel and uncaring. The wicked stepmothers steal the father’s affection … Read More
The 4-1-1 on Step Parenting–A Finalist!
The 4-1-1 on Step Parenting is a Finalist in The Global eBook Awards – Parenting/Family Non-Fiction category. I am so grateful to those that appreciate the information in this book. 252 category-expert judges evaluated nearly 1,000 entries, in 101 categories, from 16 countries. Finalists in each category are published at http://globalebookawards.com/2012-global-ebook-awards-finalists/ Winners in each category will be announced at the … Read More
Due to the recent Tropical Storm Debby that is affecting all of Florida, there have been some tornadoes produced as a result. We are not really used to having tornadoes here in Florida, so I wanted to provide some information to help in the event one comes to your area. Facts: They may strike quickly, with little or no warning. … Read More