Monthly Archive for November, 2011

: November, 2011

Holidays are here!

Are you ready for the holidays? I’m not, but that’s nothing new. Aside from my husband and children, most of the rest of my family lives far away — far enough that family gatherings are few and far

Overcoming a character flaw

Do I have a character flaw? One that means I have no willpower or the backbone to stay disciplined when it comes to eating and exercising? I had dinner with a friend not too long ago and at one point

Using the teaching moment

Life’s not fair. Most of us know this, but for our kids, it can be a tough lesson. We teach them that if they work hard and play by the rules, good things will happen. And thankfully, much of the time

Don’t forget to say thanks

How often do you say thanks? I don’t do it enough and need to be better about it. And I’m not talking about thanking someone if they pay you a compliment or expressing gratitude to a friend who helps

Hats off to runners!

I’ve always had admiration for runners — especially long-distance runners. The dedication and hard work it takes is beyond my comprehension! I don’t think anyone in my family would label themselves a

Living with no power

How many of us are tied to our Blackberries or iPhones? Or maybe we don’t leave home without our laptops or other electronic devices that keep us “connected.” Problem is, none of these devices work