Have you heard about the Enneagram? Simply put, the Enneagram is a system of nine interconnected personality types. They are graphically represented as lines and triangles that intersect in a star-like figure inside a circle.   The Enneagram is used in many...
  Twenty years and three different businesses with very different product lines and sales strategies have taught me more than I'd care to admit about network marketing. It can be very lucrative. It requires time, courage, and persistence. And most...
Dear Carly, I anxiously waited for your dad to walk into the door of our new home in Baderville. He had been working a long day at Battery Systems and the few hours that I held the information to myself,...
I've soaked up the Hollywood version of relationships throughout my entire life. Thus, my idea of romance and courtship comes from a combination of 80's and 90's rom-coms, General Hospital, and Beverly Hills 90210. I know, it's surprising that...

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I'm one of those people who overuses the word "love." In 10 Things I Hate About You (perfect movie from the 90s), Bianca says, "There's a difference between like and love. Because, I like my Skechers, but I love...
I'm approaching 2019 differently. In the past, I've made resolutions of grandeur, like the time I ran a half marathon with my sister. While this is something I'm proud of (and will probably never EVER do again) I know that...
Motherhood can be intensely lonely. And for those of us who have had and treasured strong female friendships, the lifestyle change can be jarring. Most of my closest friends live very far away, as I adjusted to my new...
As ridiculous as it may sound, dropping my Kindergartener off instead of walking him inside has proved to be even more emotional for me than that dreaded first day was. "Bye, Mom! Have a good day!" My boys wriggled out...
The Story That Inspired My Thoughts I recently read a blog entry from a woman sharing her own breast cancer survival story which included her friends' responses to her journey to recovery. Although super supportive throughout her mastectomy surgery, chemotherapy...
Yes. I said it. And I used the "h" word because I feel so strongly about it.  When my 7yo asks me to play Barbies, it takes everything within me to say "yes." I have to stop and remind myself...
  I never thought I'd be living with my mother again, but at age 37, it happened. And I'm pretty sure my husband NEVER planned on living with his mother-in-law. But hey, it happened. And surprise! It's actually working out okay....
The number of dads who stay home with their children has doubled since 1989. While mothers still make up the majority of stay-at-home-parents, an increasing number of fathers are joining the ranks. However, the public generally places less value...
A Pup and His Best Friend Hi, my name is Max.  I am a nine-year-old German Rottweiler.  My life I thought was pretty great a few years ago, but then I discovered something new - a best friend.  Before my best...

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When Debbie McGlothlin sent her daughter off to college and son to the military, she found herself searching for ways to bond with them...