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Thirty-five years or more ago, my very sensible and astute grandmother inculcated in me the notion that one should always expect the worst. She reasoned, “If you simply expect the worst, anything better than that is a win.” There is wisdom there—as there was in much of what my grandmother had to say. And though […]

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the power of gratitude

The Best of The Creative Mama [Fall Edition] This article written by Tiffany Larson was originally posted on 11-22-11. Photo by MSVG In the past couple months, I found my oldest starting to complain more. “I don’t like this dinner.”  “I never win the game.”  “That place is boring.” So one night after another complaint […]

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the power of thankful

The Best of The Creative Mama [Fall Edition] This article written by Hannah Mayo was originally posted on 10-6-11/ Fall has indeed arrived. Even here in South Florida, the air has been a little bit cooler lately, and the refreshing breezes could not be more welcome in my mind. With this season each year always […]

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Journaling & Gratitude

We always seem to remember [or are at least reminded] to be extra grateful around the Thanksgiving holiday. But I want to encourage you to continue your gratitude focus well beyond the holiday season. The other day, I hopped on this blog via my google reader — A Beautiful Ripple Effect. And there, I discovered […]

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The Play’s the Thing

The scene is Sunday, 6 November 2011 at 6:15 AM, which, after the end of Daylight Savings’ Time, feels like a very reasonable 7:15 AM to at least one of the human characters in this scene.  To the other, it most assuredly does not as she had stayed up entirely too late the night before […]

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