Life can be complicated, can’t it? Sometimes we feel that we are rushing from one activity or crisis to another, putting out fires as they turn up. Are you stressed out over money problems or family issues? Are you anxious about an Ebola epidemic? Are you trying to balance a full-time job with full-time family […]
What the Dog Ate … (This title is a spin-off from a Malcolm Gladwell book entitled What the Dog Saw.) Feeding the family rodent (aka Chihuahua) has caused no small amount of disagreement and mild contention around our household. In fact you might say that deciding what to feed the little rat (aka Chihuahua) has […]
Say It With a Smile – and then reap the benefits. Smiling is worth much more than you might think. Smiling is easy when you are happy or have heard a good joke. In addition to feeling good, smiling has a beneficial effect on your body at the biochemical level. How does lowering stress, strengthening […]
Coming to a blog near you – a section devoted to book reviews by Mama Vicky and Daughter Daphne. We’d love to have you contribute, too. The more the merrier. Happy Reading, Everyone!
Let’s talk about the expense involved in doing laundry and the thrill of going to the Laundromat. First of all, I will never complain about the cost of doing laundry here at the condo again. (Hold that thought. Read on.) When I bought this condo, owners were no longer able to put washers and dryers […]
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In which Grandmama Vicky’s eldest grandchild Katie teaches you how to make a loom bracelet. She was really excited to be on camera but got a tad nervous when the record button started flashing. Still we think she’s adorable don’t you?!
Since I talked about my family a little bit, I thought I would share some sage advice about families. Close, positive family relationships are an important ingredient in a healthy, balanced life. So it is very important to settle unresolved issues quickly. Even a minor spat can have long range impact. It is often easy […]
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