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What Kids Really Think of Gay Marriage

“Think of the children!” is the oft-heard refrain of those who seek to prevent the forward march of progress for minority people, arguing that somehow children’s stability will be rocked if they’re ex…

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Don’t Forget This Essential Part of Being Human

Anyone who has faced the prospects of leaving one's words for posterity for real instead of a theoretical exercise and survives is blessed beyond words. Sharing the following words becomes a privi…

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10 DIY Back To School Eco-Friendly Projects

Getting kids back to school can be a huge expensive burden on families. The pressure to purchase supplies and home décor for school kids, often negates the best eco-friendly intentions. How about we t…

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A Father’s Day Conversation: What Happened To Renewable Energy?

After reading Laurie David’s inspiring, informative, and thoroughly enjoyable new book, The Family Dinner, it validated the importance of engaging in family dinnertime discussions. My nest is mostl…

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Emotional Roots Part 2: Rerooting the Empty Nest

Last year I wrote a post called, “Can You Go Home Again?” It was primarily about adults who moved back into their family home. There are many who move back home and find a new sense of place. “Childho…

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10 Tips for Skiing on a Budget

Skiing is expensive. This is nothing new. In our current economy the total cost of one day is like skiing uphill with your boots on backwards. Ouch! Still, it's such a thrill. But could it possibl…

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A Room of One’s Own

My yoga class at the gym was particularly full today. We were just about to fold into the first Downward Dog of the day, when a lone man walked into the room and began to squeeze in between me, and t…

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