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Archive for the ‘Marriage’ Category

23 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dad

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Sunday is Father’s Day– a very special day for Dads everywhere. I have had the great fortune of growing up with a father that girls dream of. I say this with tremendous love and pride. His initials are G.E.M., and that is just what he is.

When I left the nest, I chose another amazing father.  I am blessed to have these two dads in my life.

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Lunch with these two dads this week

So today I wanted to pay tribute to them. If you’re a new reader, this will be new. If you’re an old reader, this will be a re-run… kinda like a tv show. ;)

It’s age before beauty, so let’s start with Dad #1. Dad, this one’s for you, and for my thousands of women readers around the world. Here are 23 life lessons I have learned from my dad. They are for everyone.

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Wordless Wednesday: Midnight In Paris

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Bonjour de Paris!

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I’m here celebrating my husband’s 40th birthday. Leaving the kids on Sunday was quite stressful with a lot of tears (we have never left them for more than four days). The first day away was very difficult. The second day, a little easier. Now it’s like… WHAT KIDS?! ;)

We’ve settled into a well-needed vacation together and surrendered to the magic of this romantic city.

Just a few moments…

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Wordless Wednesday: Born In France

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Yes, I got this email from my husband over the weekend and it made me squirt coffee outta my nose. Maybe THIS explains the weight gain I wrote about on Monday. Oh boy, I think I have LESS eating and MORE putting out to do.

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Yah.

Maybe I WAS born in France.

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Dealing With Difficult In-Laws

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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Welcome back, ladies! Today is a good day. It was a clean sweep for my Montreal Canadiens last night who beat Tampa Bay in four straight games to proceed to Round 2 of the playoffs, AND my boys went back to school this morning. This is me happy dancing! Hallelujah on both fronts.

I started Hump Day off with my weekly parenting segment on Global TV. Today we chatted Monster Mother In-Laws. If you are currently dealing with Jane Fonda as your Monster-In-Law, I shared some tips and strategies.

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39 Is Gonna Be Fine

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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So, my husband calls me URGENTLY on Friday and tells me that I must call Visa immediately, as it appears my credit card has been frauded. Visa was unable to reach me at home and they needed to verify suspicious transactions. He gives me the number to call ASAP and tells me to ask for Nelly.

I hang up the phone while en route home from carpool and call the number. I ask for Nelly as told, and proceed to ask, “What happened to my credit card?”

Then, a chuckle on the other line, “Is this the birthday girl?!” she laughs.

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Wordless Wednesday: A Tribute To 25 and 40

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Lordy, lordy, look who’s 40 today! That would be my husband. A Wordless Wednesday trip down memory lane for this very special man on his special day.

And we’ve got another birthday! Today marks the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. Happy Birthday WWW dot!

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A life in pictures…

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A kind soul is born

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6 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Spicy on Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Friday, February 14th, 2014

By Guest Blogger Laurie Gerber

Happy Valentine’s Day, Lovebirds! I’ve been with my husband for 20 years and so far neither of us has cheated. We have something really great, but if you read my blog, you’d know it wasn’t always so good. We had our troubles and issues in our marriage, same as all couples. I will tell you that it is what we chose to do about our issues, that has kept our love thriving and our marriage hot. Prepare to change your thinking!

People get frustrated with keeping love alive, partly because they’ve been conditioned by movies and common culture to believe that with the “right” person, all the romance and spark will appear “naturally.” I teach a different story. Love and romance usually come easily when we’re young or when the relationship is young. After that, it takes work. Don’t view that as an injustice or a burden, but rather an opportunity to grow up and take charge of your life.

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