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So the Stock Market is Tanking – Here’s Where to Realize Your Greatest ROI

The U.S. stock market is experiencing extreme volatility in recent weeks due to the Coronavirus pandemic across the globe, shrinking individuals’ investment portfolios 'overnight.' This has been especially painful, since record-breaking stock market growth had become the norm since the...

Building a Strong Foundation in Your Child: the Magic is in the Details

I’m convinced that the fundamental and distinctive characteristics and qualities of an individual - call it their moral and spiritual DNA, is formed by what is taught and trained, ingrained in them day-by-day over years and years. This process creates...

5 Priceless Practices for Your Little Leader-in-the-Making

"It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results."—Warren Buffet Beware the pervasive weak parenting culture where everyone’s tip-toeing around the tulips, afraid of crushing little Johnny and Sally. Adults driven by this misguided philosophy seem unwilling...

Valentine’s Day Blues Gotcha?? Here’s the Cure.

Here we go again. Barely got past Christmas, then the Super Bowl and now… Red. Hearts. Everywhere. Digitized, printed, wrapped, hung and glued on the whole universe: billboards, cards, candies, candles, lingerie, jewelry, steaks, and all that our men can...

This Is Us. What I’m Sure of After 37 Years of Marriage.

Lying in bed tonight, I reached over to touch my Gregory. I felt his warm skin at my fingertips. That same firm, broad muscled shoulder, same manly smell I’ve known for 37 years, and I wanted just to lay there,...

Entertaining with Children: Build a team, not a hierarchy!

I know it sounds cliche, but it's like someone pressed FF on the remote and the holidays are here again! Before you get lost in the overwhelm, keep reading because this season is a fabulous opportunity to work a priceless principle into your...

Mommy, when you can’t see beyond the mess…Let ME be your eyes.

After 34 years of parenting, I’ve put on a lot of miles in my journey as a mom. I’m now one of those people you young parents scratch your head and ponder…an empty nester. Yes, I’ve crossed to that mysterious...

Cut Through the Noise: What Do YOU See In Your Little One?

I have to ask, how are we assessing our kids? A proper assessment assures us we’re on the right track as we aim our children toward their destinies. When my sons were growing up, most schools administered broad assessment tests...

The Most Important Book in Our Home

We read to our kids out of books like Berenstain Bears, Dr. Seuss and Thomas the Tank Engine, but do we regularly open God's Word to our children? This common, all-time best seller—the Bible—isn’t just a book; it is a...

Why Summer ‘School’ is for Every Kid!

Here in the USA the natives are restless in schools across the nation as they wrap up their studies this month and anticipate a lengthy summer break from the monotony of classroom routine. How we define 'school' and 'education' is...

Gardening a Child’s Life: harvesting the sweetest fruit on the planet!

My daughter-in-law has always had a passion for gardening. This year she’s gone all out, studying, planning and growing what’s termed a square foot garden in multiple raised boxes built by her hubby.  The more I reflect on raising my...

When the Test Comes

I opened my Merriam-Webster Dictionary app and the word of the day, CRUCIBLE, flashed at me in psychedelic neon. (I made that last part up.) OK, it may well be in black and white print, but the effect on my...

Listen to Your Mother. You Just Might Win an Oscar.

With all the Hoopla of the Academy Awards buzzing on social media over the weekend, I was reminded of my favorite year's telecast so far, the 2011 Oscar presentations, and the film that dominated that year. I think you might...

Is FEVER phobia a part of YOUR Mom life?

A guest post by Heather Michelle* F E V E R That dirty little 5-letter word indicating our normal 98.6ish body temp is climbing, spikes our anxiety level as well. Particularly mothers of young children sense fear’s grip as they...

It’s a Merry Mira Italian Christmas!

What's on YOUR family's dinner table this holiday week?? I'd LOVE to know! Leave a comment and dish on your menu... By September, my crew is already reminding me of the essential components of the Mira Christmas feast. Seriously! We...