Everyday Heroes – Inspiration Behind the Novel

I always get so excited when I finish something.  When I wrote Real Life, I wanted to do something fun and light with lots of humor and (admittedly) some pretty ridiculous situations.  Still, I love a happy ending so all’s well that ends well, right? The idea for Everyday Heroes actually came from a ridiculous […]

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Top 12 Reasons I Should Be Banned from Wrapping Presents

If you could “fail” a skill, this is my skill to fail.  And here’s why: I use tape like it’s law enforcement Giving it “the college try” is an insult because preschoolers can do better Angry tape There WILL be blood shed I don’t overestimate paper sizing, I GROSSLY overestimate paper sizing (as in, you […]

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My Life as a Lucy Skit: Episode 1

I like to call this episode:  The Back and the Bottle For those of you not familiar with my utter disregard for the English language when it comes to phrases, you can check out my Melissaisms post so you understand what a “Lucy skit” is, especially if you were born before the year 1980. My […]

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Dad’s Advice to Future Son-in-Law

I loved this.  Dad nailed it.

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Video: A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

This is truly inspiring. Erm, it’s maybe a little humbling, too, when a kid has to tell you obvious wisdom, but this is touching and funny and makes you think. And, c’mon, he’s – like – as cute as Emmanuel Lewis from Webster. Hey, we are all on the same side.

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Pro-Choice vs. Pro-Life

I could not get this thought out of my head. It’s more than just advocating the right to life for unborn babies, the elderly or disabled here on earth, but also for the souls of every man, woman, and child to live forever, without pain, suffering or guilt, in Heaven through the saving grace of […]

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Video: Danny and Annie – A Love Story

This video made me smile, laugh, cry, and it touched my heart.  This is what marriage should be for all of us.

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10 Things You Don’t Say To Your Mate When Arguing

I’ve had plenty of arguments over the years.  Some of these I’ve used.  Some I haven’t.  Usually, however, if I did, the fight got worse.  Sure, I may have felt temporary pleasure over that “zinger”, but did it really serve me over the long run of the argument?  Not really.  Amazing, isn’t it?  The people […]

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A Little Clarification for my Sister

You know, sis, I just had an epiphany. Remember when you used to call me Smelly Constipation? (For the uninitiated, my middle name is Constance). Well, I was just thinking about it and, logically, that just doesn’t work. Obviously, since everything is all backed up, there is no smelly to be had. Now, if my […]

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Church In a Do-It-Yourself World

So I attended church this morning.  My family and I got up, we picked up my step-daughter’s friend, and drove to church.  Religious Backlash The Christian church has taken a few beatings lately, especially with the new Obama administration.  Abortion, embryonic stem cell research, Prop 8 – all of these things, biblically speaking, the church […]

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