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December 17, 2015

How To Conquer The Lure Of Holiday Sweets

All those yummy holiday sweets…it’s enough to send your head into a perpetual spin if you are trying to maintain your weight during the holiday season. Today we’re talking about how to conquer the lure of holiday sweets.   How To Conquer The Lure Of Holiday Sweets The closer it […]
December 11, 2015

Southern Style In Asia – Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge

I am so excited to partner with Katherine from Katherine’s Corner for her holiday decor challenge! I love Christmas and I love home decor, so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to share my southern style holiday decor for the Holiday Magazine My Way Challenge; especially since I don’t get to […]
December 9, 2015

Christmas In Manila – Wonderful Wednesday

A common question people ask when they find out I live in Asia is, “Don’t you miss your family around the holidays?” I can’t say their inquiries are far off base as Christmas a family affair for many. Still, when it comes to the glitz and pazzazz…Christmas in Manila is pretty […]
December 2, 2015

Step In Closer To Notice Beauty- Wonderful Wednesday

I love the Christmas season…all the stores and venues are dressed in their finest this time of year! Sunday afternoon my husband, daughter and I had a little extra time to go to lunch and spend just a few extra minutes to notice the beautiful Christmas decorations at the mall. […]
November 21, 2015

How To Get More Than Yes And No From Your Kids

Years ago when my son was still crawling around in his diaper, I learned a valuable lesson that I have heeded to this day…listen to your older kids when and where they want to talk. My family was visiting friends in their home and we’d all just sat down to […]
November 14, 2015

My First Visit To Stunning Singapore

Last week I made my first visit to stunning Singapore! Although I have lived in Asia for over 20 years, this was my first chance to experience this fabulous place. I traveled there with four colleagues to attend the Litt World Literature Conference. Although we were technically there for the […]
November 7, 2015

Saying No Doesn’t Mean You Are A Bad Person

Perks Of Being Over 40 We often hear aging used in negative terms; whether it’s beating the signs of aging or dealing with feeling of invisibility as we age, to name a few. Both of these are great examples of how we over-40 girls are consistently fed a line that […]
October 31, 2015

Make More Proactive Choices With The Choices Notebook

About a month ago I realized it was time to make a new effort to get myself organized. Unfortunately, life has a way of drawing your attention right to the immediate and urgent. The biggest problem with dealing with tasks as they arise is that your attention is often consumed […]
October 24, 2015

My Dad Taught Me Some Valuable Lessons About Money

Midlife can bring on the nostalgia. There’s something about the whole life cycle thing that causes one to ponder and look back. For me, I believe this whole process is amplified by my own attempts to prepare my kids to make there own way in this big ‘ol world. When […]
October 10, 2015

This Week I’m Taking A Break From The Profound

This has been a week of check lists. Nothing earth shattering or provoking has flown from the keyboard, but I have had some satisfying moments of pen scratching as I marked the last items off and crumpled yet another post-it note into the trash. I realized today that I am […]
October 3, 2015

Your College Kids – How To Make Communication Happen

You made it through the difficult process of moving your college-aged child into his dorm room. No doubt you cried a good bit of the way home or possibly the whole rest of the day for that matter. Now, several weeks have passed, but there is seldom a moment that […]
September 23, 2015

Come On, Show Me That Smile! – Wordless Wednesday

Any of you who have visited my site before know that I enjoy fashion and I like my makeup. Wearing make-up is sort of the like the southern girl’s rite of passage. I started wearing it when I was 14 and applying it has been part of my life routine […]