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YOU BETTER WATCH OUT! MEN-O-PAUSE HAS COME TO TOWN!

YOU BETTER WATCH OUT! MEN-O-PAUSE HAS COME TO TOWN!
We all know Barry Manilow’s holiday classic “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” The song encourages all kids to watch out, not pout, or cry. And we love and thank Barry for this timeless treasure. But who these kids really better watch out for, and keep their lips quiet from pouting is the real grinch... Read more »

Menopause: The Christmas Gift No Woman Wants

Menopause: The Christmas Gift No Woman Wants
Teens, toddlers, mother-in-laws, and menopause. There ought to be a law against the combination of these things. And yet, if you’re anything like me, a woman in her mid-40s with kids of any ages living in your house, you may be experiencing the “joy” of menopause during this Christmas season. This is not a blog... Read more »

All I want for Christmas is to stay out of jail

All I want for Christmas is to stay out of jail
I thought I wanted the same kinds of gifts most moms want for Christmas, but I realized last night all I really want for Christmas is to stay out of jail.  I don’t know any other way to put it, than to say that my teenage daughter is trying to kill me, or have me... Read more »
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Black people are making me sick

Black people are making me sick
I am sorry to say it. And I feel bad having to write these words. But I must let it out. I can’t take it anymore. I have to get it out because I can’t take it! Black people are making me sick! Okay, let me clarify this because I know these are powerful words coming... Read more »

The Salvation Army bells: The sweet sound of Christmas

The Salvation Army bells: The sweet sound of Christmas
This year I will be doing something new to celebrate Christmas, something I never dreamed or imagined. I will be outside ringing the bells for the Salvation Army. And I am so super excited! I never knew how it came to be that people were outside of stores and malls ringing those bells.  To tell... Read more »

10 awesome and inexpensive gift ideas for girls of all ages

10 awesome and inexpensive gift ideas for girls of all ages
As a mom of six daughters whose ages range from pre-kindergartners, to teens, to adults, I think it’s safe to say I know a little somethin-somethin about getting gifts for girls of all ages.  As we approach the holiday season with Black Friday hours away, here are some inexpensive gift ideas you can give that your granddaughters... Read more »
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    I am a wife and mother blessed to have six daughters who fill my home with love and laughter. My passion is writing and teaching, but most especially inspiring people to live healthy lives in my faith-filled fitness classes. My dream is to have my own faith and fitness TV show where people from all the world collectively join together on our "temple" building project of enjoying optimal health. I am a certified group fitness instructor by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and earned graduate degrees in Writing from DePaul University, in addition to a degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania. The Salvation Army Kroc Center is my church home where I not only teach Adult Sunday school classes, but I also sing on my church's Praise Team alongside my daughters, under the direction of my husband who is our leader. I have seen and experienced the hand of God work and move in my life, and consider it an honor and blessing to be saved to serve.

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