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The Most Precious Gift

The best thing my dad ever gave me was himself. While I had to share him with my three sisters, I still had all of him, all the time. Being emotionally available and present for your daughter, no matter the time of day or how busy you may be, is what truly makes a good…

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Jumping In With Both Feet

I’m not one of those people who likes to test the water with my big toe, assess the situation, and make an informed decision about whether or not to jump into the lake. Instead, I prefer to live my life in the form of cannonballing into the lake, unsure of what I may find, but…

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Thanksgiving Highlights

It’s almost Christmas so I figured it’s probably time to go ahead and write my Thanksgiving post. Thanksgiving was wonderful. My entire family gets together every year for Thanksgiving, and we just keep growing and growing. This year we had 13 people all crammed into one noisy, messy cabin! The day we were supposed to…

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When I Grow Up

I am excited to post a guest entry today by a man who has been both a door to door salesman, and worked in the future weapons department at the Pentagon. He has sold shoes for JC Penny, and navigated drug busts by aircraft in foreign countries. He has a pet chihuahua named “Teddy”, and…

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Perfect Saturday

Today was a really good day. It was one of those Saturday’s where nothing was going to put me in a bad mood. My dad is in town to help my youngest sister, Katy, move into a new house and both of them stayed at my place last night. I really love having family here,…

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Things I’ve Learned From My Dog

Too many cookies can cause diarrhea. It’s all about moderation. Crying for what you want gets you nowhere. Okay sometimes it gets you what you want, but if you do it too much it’s just annoying. Cuddling makes everything better. You don’t have to be the best at everything or be the one in control.…