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Remember Me!

My father-in-law passed away last night.  How will he be remembered?  Will his name be cherished? 

And what if my time were tonight?  What would my legacy of memories look like?  (Read how I want a party when I die.  Serious.)

My husband and I come from very different family cultures.  My son described the contrast in his college application essay:  “Indeed one has only to spend an evening with our family to grasp the drastic differences in personality and cultural upbringing between my mother and father.  She has inherited of a firmly Protestant and American background, while my father has acquired firm atheist convictions from both of my French paternal grandparents.“  (FYI, we have been married 22 years.)

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I Have a Dream Too...Don’t I?

Yesterday, on Martin Luther King, Jr Day, I stood at the same pulpit in the American Church in Paris where the spokesperson for Negro freedom gave his first speech after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 (He was on a stopover on the way home from Oslo).

To an audience of two obliging friends (!),I shared my dream.  Well, I tried.  Since I constantly think about strengthening families, I expected my dream to flow forth.  Confession:  I was no good scout and came unprepared!

This blooper inspired me to turn to Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech wondering what I might learn from his passion for civil rights that I could transpose to my zeal for strong families.

There it was:  

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Home Is Fun’s 1st Video Ever: It’s a Jungle Out There !

90 seconds of children’s insight on the wild world.  Discover how it’s truly an original…!  Click here or on photos to access video (& see comments below!)

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Memory-Making when Grandpa or Granma Forget

Boy sharing musice with grandfather

Last September 21 commemorated World Alzheimer Day.  Forgot, did you?!  Click here for our memory tips.

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Million $ Birthday Chair

The Birthday Chair gets big bang out of little time, energy, and funds...and it does it every year. For less than $1, your precious child feels like $1 Million!

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Visit Someone Who Can’t Go Out for the Holidays

Mom, son & daughter walking in door.Parents' Advent:  December 19

Give joy to those who can’t join in the holiday hustle and bustle.  Forgot who they are?  Read on, we've got a cheat sheet!

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The Daffodil Principle

If change were easy, change management wouldn’t be a business. Google lists 42.6 million responses to “change management consulting.” It’s a BIG business.

Tweaking habits is just as tough at home as in the professional sphere. Change is most effective one step at a time.

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Save for Dreams

All men dream, but unequally...Those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men; they act out their dreams to make them reality.”

Remy, the rat in Ratatouille dreamed dangerously. So did Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Mother Theresa.  How about you and your kids?

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Movie Review: Ratatouille

Remy (Ratatouille) making his dream come true: to become a great chef like Auguste Gusteau.

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Yummy: Resurrection Story Cookies

Brother and sister cooking Resurrection Story Cookies These mouth melting meringues made a hit with our local trendy restaurateur: "You've got to try them!" As a bonus, get the Easter story too.

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