Feminist Perspectives with a Twist

In all honesty, I didn't give much thought to feminist ideals when I was growing up in Western Pennsylvania in the 1970s. In some ways, my family was very "traditional." Roman Catholic faith. Weekly Sunday dinners with the extended family. I played with dolls while my brother played with cars. My...

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Democracy Requires Respect

I doubt I’m alone in feeling a great deal of trepidation as we look forward to tomorrow’s election. At fifty, I can’t recall another instance in my lifetime where I’ve seen such contention and divisiveness between candidates and their supporters. Facebook is no longer a fun space because people...

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Halloween: A Snapshot of Budding Character

They say you can tell a lot about a person from the way they handle themselves on the golf course. Does she cheat? Does she throw a fit when things aren't going well? Does she understand the etiquette? However she plays that game is likely how she handles herself in life, at work, and so on. I...

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Raising Resilient Kids

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the victims of the recent tornado in Oklahoma.  On my facebook page, I'd posted this quote, which I find to be extremely hopeful: There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities, such as compassion, courage, and hope.  Not even tragic...

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Help Your Kids Get High On Life…Not Drugs!

Time for another off-topic post, folks.  This one is important for parents of tweens and teens.  Recent events in Steubenville, Ohio illustrate the extremely dangerous situations inebriated kids might face.  Today's parents need to be ever-vigilant in order to keep their teens safe.  Last month...

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Imbue Kids With Problem-Solving Skills

Parenting is simultaneously the most rewarding and challenging aspect of our lives.  For the past month, we've written posts intended to help you tap into and release your 'inner diva' (so to speak).  But for those readers who are also mothers (or fathers), being a great parent IS the most...

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Release The Pressure Valve on Your Kids

Anxiety and pressure rob each of us of the ability to enjoy our lives to the fullest.  Adults struggle with the weight of responsibility and expectations related to their careers, marriages, and children.  But what about the pressure today's children face?  College placement used to be the primary...

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New Article: Reigniting Romantic Love

  Has your romance hit a rut?  Read my recently posted article entitled Reigniting Romantic Love, based on the advice of Ava Diamond, LCSW.  You may find some tips to help you and your partner reconnect. xo-Jamie

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About Jamie

Jamie's an avid reader and author of romantic women's fiction. She enjoys sharing stories and music about finding love, having love, and losing love. You can learn more about Jamie and her books on her about page.

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