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Long Distance Relationship Advice
Jan10

Long Distance Relationship Advice

Long distance relationships are hard. Not only do you grieve for the time you could spend with the other person if they were near, but worries and insecurities can easily set in. Use your time on the phone or video chat for quality time. This means avoiding arguments and heavy discussions for now. Talk about what you each expect. Do you want to talk every day? Do you expect the other person to come visit on your birthday? Talking out...

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Questions to Get to Know a Love Interest
Jan03

Questions to Get to Know a Love Interest

If you’ve talked to me very much at all, then you know that I am a big proponent of testing your dates and seeing if the person is compatible with you or not. There are certain questions you should ask to get to know someone and see if a relationship can or should develop. I’m not talking about playing games here. I’m talking about good, honest, and frank discussions where you ask your date questions to see if you...

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Momisms About Friends
Dec31

Momisms About Friends

Moms are almost always offering advice relating to friends and friendship. Here are a few that have popped out of my Mom mouth a few times: If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump off too? Well, at least now you know who your true friends are. You’ll become like the people you hang out with, so choose wisely. If you have one true friend in your life, you can count yourself lucky. If you can’t say something...

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Top 30 Historical Photos – Part 3 of 3
Sep24

Top 30 Historical Photos – Part 3 of 3

An in-depth look at 30 photos that had a huge emotional impact on the world and changed things for better. View the third set of 10 of 30 photos. Tiananmen Square Protest by Jeff Widener In 1989, hundreds of Chinese students protested the communism they were forced to live under. After weeks of protests, the government stormed into Beijing and stopped the protests. There are mixed numbers on how many were believed to have been killed,...

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The Empty Nest
Jul07

The Empty Nest

Dear Mommies, For years now I have said that when the time comes that the empty nest won’t bother me. After all, it will mean more time for me to do the things I love and I’ll have known my birds have flown the coop and are ready for the adult world. No one warned me that it happens before retirement when you might have other things to distract you.  I wish that someone had warned me, or perhaps that I’d listened,...

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The Park with a Cinderella Carriage
Dec01

The Park with a Cinderella Carriage

My childhood growing up on the east side of Indianapolis consisted of long summer days playing outside, driving past Big Al Green’s, and trips to Ellenberger Park to play in the carriage. There are times when I look back on those days and my heart aches for what children are missing out on today. We ran with the other kids until the street lights came on and we spent barely a minute indoors. We got multiple bee stings, ate...

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