• Catching Curveballs
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    What to Say When Your Child Says, “I’m Bored”

    by Tracy Larson on July 13, 2015

    “I’m bored.” Two words that are stated by every child within 48 hours of the end of the school year, during a family dinner, a sibling’s piano recital or many other places. Parents respond with ideas until they reach their limit and began to grow gray hairs. See if you can relate to the following: “I’m bored,” [read the full article]

  • Wisdom Wednesdays
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    How to Get Your Husband Off His Cell Phone

    by Contributors on July 8, 2015

    My husband is on his smartphone A LOT and it is getting irritating.  It’s for work I know, but how do I get him to realize it’s annoying?   Asked by Judith – Brentwood, TN       I would talk to him about it, and not while it is happening.  I would express how it makes you feel.  Smartphones [read the full article]

  • Women, Then & Now
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    Women’s Hair in 1890 Compared to Now

    by Tracy Larson on June 29, 2015

    A woman’s hairstyle can define who she is to the world just like her clothes do.  Our foremothers had fun with different hairstyles just like we do today. In fact, the “equipment” they used to get their hair in place is not that much different than todays. Here is an 1891 advertisement for a curler and [read the full article]

  • Who is She?
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    The President of the PTA

    by Tracy Larson on July 1, 2015

    You probably have spotted the President of the PTA roaming around the school or have read her name on forms that come home in the backpack. Do you ever wonder who this mom really is and why she is the President of the PTA?     Let me introduce you to Julia, she may surprise you with the [read the full article]

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