• Stepmom
    3 Ways to Celebrate Your Stepmom This Mother’s Day

    I’m going to put it bluntly. Being a child of divorce is difficult. There are many wonderful things that stepparents bring into our lives and more often than not we’re glad that our parents are separated. The dynamics of...

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  • To All the Moms in My Life – Happy Mother’s Day
    What I’ve Learned About Being a “Good Mom”

    By Carol Doyel – I’ve come to a point in my life that I recognize the qualities of a “good mom” are not necessarily something you are born with or possess easily, but is rather a process...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • A Mother's Love
    A Mother’s Love

    “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” So said Milton Berle. Don’t you love that? But as we all know, a mother can do ten things at once, right? She must do all and...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • “ALL ABOARD!” – Returning to My Mother’s Roots
    All Aboard to Petaluma – Returning to My Mother’s Roots

    By Norine Rae – As we are about to celebrate Mother’s Day, I am so grateful for the gift of my mom and I would like to share about a wonderful road trip I made to Petaluma, California with my amazing...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • fashion tips
    Fashion Tips for Spring-Summer

    April showers bring May Flowers – And with the warmer weather and Mother’s Day, it’s the perfect time to bring out the lighter and brighter styles. Whether your family is taking you out for brunch, making a...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Stories My Mother Told Me

    By Rebecca Forster– My parents made a pact to stand on every continent in the world. When my dad passed away, my mother went to the Antarctic for both of them. When she returned and the excitement of...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • The Good Fight That Jo Lozella Mars Fought

    By D.L.Mars − Something stirred deep in my soul that made me call her at 5 am in the morning; it was 3 am there, but she would understand. My sister answered the phone in a panic and...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • It’s Not Supposed to Be This Hard

    By Carole Towriss− It’s not supposed to be this hard, is it? Mothers love daughters. Daughters love mothers. That’s what I always thought. That’s the way it was when I was growing up. I was raised in...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • A Mother’s Day Gift to You: A Mother’s Time Capsule

    By Beth Havey – May is truly spring—and the perfect time to celebrate birth, new life and being a mom. The flowering trees shout out, celebrate! And many of us begin to think about the beginnings of...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    Memories of My Mom

    By Carol Doyel – My mom was a soft spoken woman. Not one to share much about how she was feeling or her thoughts or dreams with others.  I never remember her talking poorly about anyone.  She...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • The Best Mom Award

    By Carol Doyel – I’m sure there are many mothers who will receive cards on Mother’s Day from their children, husbands, and loved ones declaring them “The Best Mom”. Some may even receive awards from their children, I can...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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    A Mother’s Reflection… In My Own Words

    Happy Mother’s Day…Happy Valentine’s Day…Happy Father’s Day…Happy? Really? NOT if you aren’t married, in a loving relationship, or a parent! Oh, how I remember so well all those Mother’s Days I dreaded. Flashback: twelve years ago. I...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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