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Words Matter

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. This old nursery rhyme got it wrong. Words are powerful, and words can build you up or tear you down. In a world where we are constantly seeing headlines of bullying, cyber-bulling, social media, and texting, we have to start equipping our children at […]

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Dear Mr. Vietnam Veteran

Dear Mr. Vietnam Veteran, Last Friday night I was dining with my husband and two young boys at a local BBQ place, and I noticed you watching us throughout dinner from the next table. I politely smiled several times, and you even commented on my husband cutting up chicken for our tired five year old. You […]

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You Look Wise :: The Positive Aspects of Aging

Do you ever feel like someone telling you that you look tired is a nice way of saying you look like crap? Usually well-meaning people who love and care about me are the ones who deliver this terrible insult, and I will admit that I may be a bit hypersensitive when it comes to this particular scenario. However, […]

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Lessons Learned from Star Wars

Lessons Learned from Star Wars

I used to be one of those people who had never seen a Star Wars movie. The hubs has always been a huge Star Wars geek, but I refused to watch a movie with him because I did not think I would like it. Well, now I have a little 5-year-old fanatic in the house, and I have […]

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Making Holiday Memories

How do traditions become traditions in our families? In the world of Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook, we see ideas for traditions that we can start all the time. Just a quick Pinterest search of “Christmas Traditions” gives me 12 Fun Christmas Eve Traditions, 24 Meaningful Christmas Traditions, 29+ Memorable Christmas Traditions, and the list goes on. I don’t […]

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Veterans Day & Our Kids

Veterans Day and Our Kids

My first memories of celebrating Veterans Day are from elementary school. In my tiny hometown of Bruceton, TN, we had an awesome celebration each year to honor veterans in the area. Since our school had kindergarten through 12th grade in the same building, the entire school attended the program. I have such fond memories of the Veterans of […]

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