Simple Date Ideas For Married Couples

Simple Date Ideas For Married Couples

I used to think that people who had been married for 30 years were really old. After all, my parents celebrated their 30th three months after we got married. At the time three decades seemed like a lifetime, but today it seems only like yesterday Robert and I were married. That said, I realize that not all marriages last as long or beyond, but I know it’s possible even in this complicated world which we live in today. We started our...

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9 Skills I learned While Living On A Tight Budget

9 Skills I learned While Living On A Tight Budget

Benjamin Disraeli spoke from experience when he said “There is no education like adversity”. I am not sure there is anyone who would consider living on a tight budget a blessing. I know while we were raising our young family with five children, it was tough. Frankly, I didn’t think there was anything awesome about it. But it’s funny how looking back at those days, I realize now those really were the years of education...

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How to Have a Merry Imperfect Christmas

How to Have a Merry Imperfect Christmas

Last night as I was watching one of my many Hallmark Christmas movies (more about that later), one of the characters in the movie made a comment that hit the nail right on the head. She said ” The problem with the holidays, is that the good stuff is always better than what it is and the bad stuff is always worse than what it is”. Now, before you start thinking Hallmark movies are cheesy and predictable, let’s look at how...

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Multicultural Christmas Celebration and Decorations

Multicultural Christmas Celebration and Decorations

What child would not like to celebrate Christmas twice in one year? Growing up in a multicultural home and environment was often very rewarding. Such was the case during every major holiday. I grew up in a home that had their roots in the Eastern Orthodox Church. The traditions and customs of my forefathers were ingrained in me at a very early age. Once I got to be older, and started school, I discovered another world outside. This was the...

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My Hate and Love Relationship with Technology

My Hate and Love Relationship with Technology

My eyes are hurting, my brain is dead and I am still trying to figure out this “Thing” called technology!!! How can I love something, that gives me so much headache? Yet I can’t go a single hour without it.  Can I live a simple life with technology?   Good Old Days I remember not to long ago, as an example, going to a concert was really simple. All I needed was to come up with some cash to buy my ticket. We would walk up to a booth and receive...

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Earning Extra Cash

Earning Extra Cash

Christmas has always been my favorite time of year. I love the music, the food and all the decorations. But when our children were young, Christmas was also a very stressful time. One of the big stress factors was money. I wanted to buy so much for our children and yet we never seemed to have enough cash. My husband and I did not have the habit of buying gifts on credit, so we become very creative. Some years I helped Robert  to make all the...

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