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Home Shows and Show Homes

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Home Shows and Show Homes | Loving Life at Home

I once walked into a house I thought was on a holiday tour of homes and wandered through several rooms before realizing in embarrassment that I was at the wrong address. Fortunately, the home owners were hosting a party at the time, so I was was able to slip away quietly without making too much of a scene. But the… Read more »

11 Tips for Facing Frustration

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11 Strategies for Facing Frustration with Fortitude and Grace | Loving Life at Home

Frustration is something we all face from time to time. The question is, how do we respond? Do life’s trials make us bitter… or better? Do they cause us to sink or to soar? It takes wisdom and maturity to swallow disappointment without complaint. Any two-year-old can throw a tantrum, but if we hope to do more than survive setbacks… Read more »

The Chance of a Lifetime

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Have you ever received a phone call from someone you haven’t seen in years? Didn’t you feel flattered that your friend would look you up? Grateful for the opportunity to reconnect? Curious about what prompted the call? If your experience is anything like mine, those feelings were fleeting, because the conversation quickly evolved into a sales pitch. Your long-lost¬†friend has… Read more »

Dealing with a Difficult Mother-in-Law

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Dealing with Difficult Inlaws

A friend of mine recently asked my advice for dealing with an overly-critical mother-in-law. No matter what my friend does, it is never enough, and she is growing tired of even trying to make this woman happy. What follows are a few guidelines I gave her for living at peace with demanding personalities. This strategy works equally well with difficult… Read more »

Don’t Bite the Breast that Feeds You

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My baby is cutting teeth right now. Literally. She’s lying on a pillow in my lap, nursing even as I type. About the time I think she has fallen asleep and can be transferred back to her crib, she makes another last-ditch effort to help those central incisors break the surface. It’s a painful experience for both of us. I’ve… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions

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I’ve been after my husband to begin blogging in the New Year, as I think he has a lot of wisdom that ought to be shared. ¬†Yet, it doesn’t seem right to ask him to do something I’m not willing to do myself, so I’ve decided to start a blog of my own as well. We’ll see which of us… Read more »

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