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Archive for the ‘Marriage’ Category

39 Is Gonna Be Fine

Monday, April 7th, 2014


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.


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!


A life in pictures…

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A kind soul is born


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.


Would You Stay With A Cheating Spouse?

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Saturday morning my three men were cuddled in my bed (as they are every single morning of our lives), and I came downstairs quickly to make myself a cup of coffee. I opened our front door in my cozy bathrobe and slippers and brought in the newspaper (as I do every morning), and took a quick glance to see if anything looked interesting. I then came across a headline that caught my attention. It was an article from The London Daily Telegraph.

It read: Sad state of affairs? Best to turn the other cheek. An extramarital relationship can end in divorce, but forgiving may be less painful. Women’s radar tells them when their partner is having an affair, but “there’s this unspoken agreement” not to find out, French psychologist Maryse Vaillant says.

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WATCH: How To Make a Vision Board for 2014

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

It’s a brand new year. And a brand new year, means a brand new start. There is no more perfect time than NOW to make your vision board, and put your plan into action. I spoke about how to make a vision board on this morning’s weekly Global TV segment. And you’ll just have to watch to see what surprise I am sticking on this year’s vision board!

Yes, 2014 is about ACTION. This year, we’re not just talking – we’re walking our talk. And it’s gonna be powerful. This year, we’re DREAMING BIG.

I frequently mention a vision board on Twitter and Facebook, and many of you ask me about mine, and how to make one. I would post own my vision board for you to see, except I’m kinda superstitious, and feel like my vision board is like a birthday wish. You know, you cover your eyes, make a wish, and only if you tell no one, it will come true? Yeah, that sorta thing.


Wordless Wednesday: Meeting The “Real” Sandra Bullock

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013


I am still so inspired from an incredible evening last night with Leigh Anne Tuohy. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps you might remember Sandra Bullock‘s Oscar-winning performance as Leigh Anne Tuohy in the movie The Blindside. Leigh Anne came to Montreal to speak to 800 Jewish women for our yearly fundraiser called Choices. I was fortunate enough to chair this event a few years ago, and it’s one of my favorite events of the year. Each year, we bring in a different woman who has had to make brave choices in her life…  we have seen Marlee Matlin, and many other inspirational women.

To read more about Leigh Anne’s story, click here:

I encourage you to watch this little video first if you aren’t familiar with the Tuohy Family and Michael Oher story.


To Marry For Love or Money?

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

We’ve all seen ‘em in our communities. The girl who marries not for love, nor companionship, nor even looks for that matter. It’s the woman who marries for money. Hello, remember Anna Nicole Smith?


Anna Nicole Smith & oil billionaire husband J. Howard Marshall

Now yes, you are correct, men do this as well. We all know that.

But if you would marry for money, my friends, you are not alone. A popular female survey yielded the astonishing result that one quarter of educated urban women, earning above a certain income, would marry for money.