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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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Wordless Wednesday: World’s Best Babysitters

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Happy Hump Day and Wordless Wednesday! I just finished filming a video segment in a substance abuse rehabilitation facility, and I am feeling emotionally drained and exhausted. Life is precious, and what separates you from me, and me from those women who have lost their worlds due to substance abuse, is the flip of a coin.

These sweet images that my dad sent spoke to me, and made me smile. Even if you’re not a dog owner, you might enjoy them too. Dogs truly are the world’s best babysitters.

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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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The Black Bra

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Girls, a little “Hump” in your Hump Day… no pun intended. ;) We’re off the fence today! My mother in law recently forwarded this joke to me, and if you’ve been with your man as long as I have, you might just love this. Please don’t take it too literally.

The Black Bra (as told by a woman)

I recently had lunch with 2 of my unmarried friends. One is engaged, one is a mistress, and I have been married for 20+ years.

We were chatting about our relationships and decided to amaze our men by greeting them at the door wearing a black bra, stiletto heels and a mask over our eyes.

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We agreed to meet in a few days to exchange notes.

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