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I had an whoa moment last week that really got me thinking about what is in my control and what is not. I was confiding in a friend who questioned why I was so worried about what my kids thought about me all the time. I said that I wanted my kids to think I was a good mom.

She smiled and said, “you don’t control what your kids think. You control your actions. Let the kids think for themselves.”


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The Power of Money

April 16, 2012
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My husband’s 2-year-old car was hit hard by the recent hail storms in Dallas. He was parked at DFW, so the smashed windshields and water damage was allowed to fester for a week prior to discovery. The repairs were estimated at $8500! When the insurance adjuster gave us the check on Sunday, he also gave […]

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Dyslexic ah-ha: My daughter gets it!

November 29, 2011
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The questions started in Kindergarten. She could not hold a pencil or scissors correctly. Her letters were backwards, flipped, and inverted. She would verbalize 32 and write 53. She knew her alphabet, but she could not connect letters with sounds and words. It was frustrating for both her and me because she was a very, […]

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Power of choice

August 9, 2011

I have recently found myself making the informal transition from work-for-hire writer to free-agent author. The difference is that rather than receiving an assignment and writing to that assignment and getting paid a predetermined fee for it, I now create my work and then try to sell it. Both forms of writing have advantages and […]

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The power of fiction

July 14, 2011

I have written nonfiction most of my life. My journalism background landed me in roles within reporting, and then as a freelancer I got into things like personal essays, blogs, feature articles, and reviews. I am just now sinking my teeth into fiction writing and, I must admit, it is a bit of a power […]

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