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I used to think I couldn't let my kids know just how imperfect I am. A parenting mistake would lead me to ponder my value as a mom. They know we aren't perfect. In fact, I'm thankful my kids have learned from some of my mistakes, so they hopefully don't have to make them too.  I sat down with my daughter, Mary, who is 23 now, to talk about life, parenting, to give her a…

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“Wherever you go, there you are.”   That’s a funny thing my mom used to say.   Only funny because she had no idea that the intended meaning of the phrase she used to encourage me actually meant something entirely different.   She said this to me when I was leaving grade school for middle school. Or, as we called it, “junior high.”  Who calls it junior high? She must be old.  I was freaking…

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They are calling it the "biggest sports comeback of all time." Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters by one stroke. It was his 15th major title, his first in almost 11 years. It’s being called the greatest sports comeback ever. But I beg to differ.  OK, OK. I'm no sports fanatic. No expert for sure. This is a golf thing, right?  But I think this is way more than a sports comeback. Since his self-imposed…

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  When I was married, I was oblivious to the challenges of my friends who were single, or single again. And, I'm sorry. I had been married to Dan MOST OF MY LIFE, close to 24 years. Since he passed away four years ago, it's been eye opening. Outside of learning to grieve, and learning to heal, I've been learning the ropes of how to do this single life. FIVE THINGS I've learned since I've been…

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  THANK YOU for sharing some life with me on the air last week by telling me, if we were writing a book together, what your chapter would be titled in a book on parenting…marriage…a book on being single…even on how to be a better puppy owner! My goal was to get to know you better, but really I learned a TON! Here’s what we learned: Parenting is hard: Popular chapter titles were: “I'm Your Mom: We Can Be…

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“The Things that mattered to me yesterday, do not matter today.” We can learn so much from the survivors -- the people who are determined to make it through after a tragedy. It’s been a week since a shooting in Aurora, Illinois. It took place during a human resources meeting at a manufacturing plant. It’s still on my mind for a couple reasons. It breaks my heart. One life lost was an intern, just 21…

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