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"Every Job Has Something…

I was fifteen years old the first time I heard my parents speak those prophetic words—and just to drive home their point, they spoke them when I went to work for Billy's Roasted Chicken. Now I'm no stranger to manual…

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Refreshing Solution to…

Do you ever feel stressed by having to fit everyone in at the holidays? What if you could find a way to enjoy your loved ones more—without the guilt or frustration? I know this is possible because it happened just this…

"I Love How He Believes…

Have you ever had a family story that grew funnier over time? Or maybe just more poignant? If so, you'll appreciate this story all the more. When my nieces were teenagers, they found it hilarious that their grandfather…

"You're Going to Do GREAT…

Though I never doubted my decision, moving out to California for grad school was rough—Rod-Stewart's-voice rough. I tell you this story to help make your own life path smoother and more adventurous. That last week or…

Lighthearted Lesson in…

When my nephew James had just turned two, his dad took him trick-or-treating for the first time. Each time they went to a house, knocked on the door, and received candy, James would want to hang out there. He didn’t get…

21 Quick Reasons to Look…

When we were kids, whose idea was it to let us bob for apples? Who thought that was a good thing to do? Recently I read this hilarious article (I don't think it was meant to be hilarious) with the following tip: "If you…

KISS Today Goodbye—and…

And I thought l was cool when I met Roy Clark. But as you might have guessed from this picture, seven-year-old Zoey (my cousin Don's daughter) just took cool to a whole new level. Last month at the Saginaw, Mich.…