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@Oprah on Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014

I gotta admit, I'm a sucker for this show. Barbara Walters celebrated the 21st anniversary of her 10 Most Fascinating People special last night. As long as Bawbwa Wawa keeps this yearly special going, I will tune in! The highlight for me last night was Elon Musk. Please do yourself a favor, and watch this. You won't be sorry. This guy is…

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Having It All

By Guest Blogger Cathy Villeneuve I am a 44 year-old woman, and I have been single for the past eight years following a nasty separation and divorce. I have two boys from the same father, my ex-husband. I live in a nice rented house, in a nice community, and I own my own business. I constantly need to find new…

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Domestic Violence #WhyIStayed #WhyILeft

After TMZ released the video yesterday of Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice knocking his then girlfriend (now wife) unconscious with one single punch, victims of abuse began to come forward and tell their powerful stories in 140 characters or less: #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft. Their hashtags gave us a horrific but honest view into the dangerous and tragic world of…

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Trading Prada for Peace

By Guest Blogger Marie Johnson [caption id="attachment_8381" align="alignnone" width="300"] photo credit: wikipedia[/caption] I was an advertising executive in the television industry for 12 years before I jumped off the fence.  I am an only child, raised by an Asian mother who had her own successful career in the medical field, and a German-American father with a successful career in the aerospace industry.…

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Wordless Wednesday: 14 Years Married. 19 Years Together.

[caption id="attachment_23894" align="alignnone" width="258"] photo credit: zazzle.com[/caption] Wow, these are some wild numbers when you're just 39 years old! Yes, today, I celebrate 14 years of marriage. We were just teens when we feel in love-- 19 years old to be exact... him 20. We smoked, we drank, we studied, we partied, we slept, we had a lot of sex,…

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23 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dad

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…

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Wordless Wednesday: Midnight In Paris

Bonjour de Paris! 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…

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Wordless Wednesday: Born In France

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. Yah. Maybe I WAS born in France. Pardon my French. ;)

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Dealing With Difficult In-Laws

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…

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39 Is Gonna Be Fine

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…

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