I’m one of millions of women in menopause!

Statue called Menopause.

  Women in menopause… Yup! We’re a fun group!   …or at least we used to be! I have been well into menopause a few years now. My husband and children learned to be very adept at surfing the waves of my moodiness, depression, anxiety and stress. It doesn’t help that my mental symptoms are highly exacerbated by my…

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Family life lost in a virtual abyss? The best ways to reach out to family.

The best ways to reach out to family.

  We used to live in a world where family would live around the corner and pop in for a cup of coffee whenever they felt like it.   Be it a blessing or a curse, families and friends are now spread far and wide across our country and world, often being separated by seas and continents.…

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Is blogging a good side career for you?

Is blogging a good side career for you?

  You might never have put much thought into whether or not blogging is a possible career move for you. However, you might be pleasantly surprised at just how good a side career it can be.   Once you get going, you might find that you can draw in a pretty decent amount of money…

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Warning! Listening to and believing what your Dad says can be hazardous to your self-confidence…

Listening to and believing what your Dad says

  Having children is a big decision and certainly not one which should be taken lightly.   It is exhausting because there are so many things we have to teach them (many times over in some cases) and so many dangers that we have to warn them about. Young children tend to look up to their parents as idols…

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Easter with a dose of reality: The way some stock photographers see the world.

Easter with a dose of reality, the way some stock photographers see the world

  Nobody’s perfect.  But you wouldn’t know that based on the way stock photographers see the world.    Do a search on Google Images with keywords like Easter or Holiday Traditions and you’re sure to discover images painting the holiday experience as one of delightful perfection. The images that are returned will be a beautiful…

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Condo living: Mastering the art of adulting.

Condo living: Mastering the art of adulting.

  One of my daughter’s favorite sayings is, “I don’t want to adult. I’m not ready to adult.”   She may say this, but she and her brother both seem to be mastering the art of adulting at full speed.   There’s nothing much new to say about Stuart, really. He still works at the…

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Is crate training good for your dog?

Evidence of Goddess Athena's crime.

  For new dog owners, the question of crate training their dog is often one that seems a little confusing.   Off the cusp, it may seem like an inhumane thing to do. After all, you wouldn’t want to be trained to enter a single room at any given time – for any length of…

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Goddess Athena: Back in the dog house.

Dog House

  Well, l should have known better.   After all, we raised two kids through their toddler years – and numerous cats and dogs. The one thing I learned was to not enjoy silence, but to be highly suspicious of it.   Today, I’m sitting at my laptop ‘tippy-tappin’ away on blog posts and my…

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