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How to get 120 mpg in your hybrid car (and describe your multicultural marriage)

I like saving things (whether it’s money, fuel or sentimental greeting cards – I especially get a kick out of the last one!). That’s why I thought I’d show you this amazing photographic evidence that yes, Virginia, it is possible … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day in advance!

Well, in some parts of the world it’s already May 8, so I’m just going to say Happy Mother’s Day and be done with it! (Even though May 8 is the U.S. “Mother’s Day” holiday, hmm … ) I remember … Continue reading

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Praying for babies

So I got a subtle (OK, not-so-subtle) reminder from my mother-in-law today about babies. In the country where my husband is from, people often wonder what’s wrong if the married couple hasn’t ushered forth new progeny within a year of … Continue reading

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Making the “ask” across cultures

I’ve heard about “making the ask” in marketing circles. In every marketing campaign, there comes a point when people are requested to buy a product, subscribe, act, etc. – and it’s called “making the ask.” That got me thinking about … Continue reading

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Gigantic, huge, massive, whopping chocolate candy box

We were attending a holiday white elephant party a few days ago and came across the largest Russell Stover candy box we had ever seen. Pretty amazing, huh? It couldn’t even fit in the chair, so we had to take … Continue reading

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An ode to chocolate cake

In honor of the chocolate cake I helped recently consume, I thought I’d share with you a small poem I wrote when I was the venerable age of 10 (or thereabouts)… (P.S. One surefire way to inspire creativity in the … Continue reading

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How to buy holiday gifts for family overseas

If you’re like us, you have family – lots of family – overseas. Family you may not even know about, but who definitely know you! At this time of year, I usually start to think in earnest about holiday shopping. … Continue reading

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“The only cockroach in my cupboard!”

My husband is very eloquent, and it’s not uncommon for him to give flamboyant compliments¬† … especially when he wants something. Hah! Just kidding. Anyway, one night he was doing the equivalent of “verbal serenading” and started out something like … Continue reading

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