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Why greeting cards will always remain popular

I was rummaging through my home files for some boring, mundane but absolutely necessary task – finances, organizational planning or some such matter – when I came across this card I had kept from goodness knows when: And my whole … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and yes, we’re expecting!

Ahh, Christmas! Amazing and awe-inspiring to think that 2,000 years later we’re still celebrating “the newborn king,” as a familiar hymn goes. And on a personal note, we’re celebrating the news that a little baby girl will be joining us … Continue reading

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Why anniversaries are such beautiful things …

Recently my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. In the grand scheme of things, our married life is only a few years old and we have so much more to learn. On the other hand, I find myself already … Continue reading

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Fire in the kitchen: Just another day with the in-laws

My parents-in-law recently came all the way from Africa to visit us. And we have learned an important lesson from their visit: Avoid fire extinguishers at all costs, except as a last resort! I repeat, in all seriousness, that these … Continue reading

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How to cut air travel costs to visit multicultural family

We’ve been making plans to visit some of our relatives who live outside the United States, but flying has been rather expensive lately. After lots of exhaustion and research, we’ve discovered some ways to cut costs and wanted to share … Continue reading

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Unable to see the bird’s nest for the trees

I’m so glad spring is in full swing. We’re able to spend more time outdoors, and I love venturing out in the car without needing to bring a winter coat. My husband loves the extra sunlight, too. Having grown up … Continue reading

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Creating a household ‘food policy’

Maybe my childhood was ultra-Draconian, but I took it for granted that people just didn’t go to a fridge anytime they were hungry and help themselves. My mother always carefully budgeted our breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and every scrap of … Continue reading

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How to incorporate proverbs into Western culture

When I was first getting to know the man who would later become my husband, I remember being impressed by his uncanny knowledge of English cliches and phrases. “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush!” he’d … Continue reading

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The power of names across cultures

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Growing up left-handed in a right-handed family

My Twitter feed led me to this article by Web Ink Now: Thinking Right (and Left) about Content Marketing. Here’s a section from the article: Left-brain thinkers focus on the logical, rational, sequential, and analytical while right-brainers prefer more random, … Continue reading

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