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Getting Prepared One Half Hour at a Time

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
A while back I reviewed, The Power of a Half Hour (Take Back Your Life Thirty Minutes at a Time) by Tommy Barnett. To be honest, I was already in sync with this author’s premise that lives can be changed…

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Sometimes Silence IS the Best Word

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Today I read this from Max Lucado…it was just what I needed to read (and internalize.) Hope it encourages you as well. When you talk, do not say harmful things, but say what people need – words that will help…

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Get Busy — Waiting

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
When today’s season of life is immeasurably sorrowful or burdensome, is it any wonder that many moms often wonder how they’ll survive? Looking ahead can be a daunting prospect to be sure. And still, everyone needs the reminder that as…

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Watch Whose Toes You’re Stepping On

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Going barefoot always feels good because you can only do so when several key factors are in play. The weather is warm. The weather is warm. The weather is warm. Anytime, anywhere, it always makes me feel happy to slip…

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Crying Foul (I’m getting way too good at it)

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
I’ve always thought I would make a great trial lawyer (and an even better judge.) I have this strong sense of justice…it just eeks out of me. I love the law (grace is a much harder concept for me to…

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Furry Friends and Other Falling Hazards

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Don’t let his innocent face fool you. This 90 lb bundle of fur knocked me flat earlier in the week while I was innocently walking around outside. Chester got too excited and too distracted by his furry friend and didn’t…

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Need an Internal Warm-Up? Here Comes Winnie-the-Pooh

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
It’s time to warm up with a little Winnie the Pooh! Some months back, Winnie the Pooh decided to “follow” me on Twitter. 🙂 Oh Happy Day. 🙂 I loved Winnie the Pooh as a kid. I loved him when…