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Success, The Law Of Attraction and Making Your Own Luck

For many of us it can take almost a lifetime to understand that we are in control of our destiny for the most part.

It has taken me nearly fifty years to realize that the word ‘can’t’ is (as my mother warned me) often a feeble excuse provoked by fear. 728 more words

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How Do You Keep Your Relationship Alive?

It was our 21-year anniversary last week.

We didn’t forget the date exactly but the old man was away at some conference pretending to be a very important international executive while I was working my butt off from Dysfunctionality House. 582 more words

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My Latest Clothes Shopping Tips for Middle-Aged Women

It was uncharacteristically magnanimous of the old man to allow me to abuse the credit card at Pitt St Mall yesterday.

It felt strangely odd to be actually GIVEN PERMISSION to spend, although equally as enjoyable as my usual furtive credit card abuse. 505 more words

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How To Screw Up Your Kids: Parenting Faux Pas Number 839

There’s a fantastic strategy that Kurt has been taught to curb the impulsiveness of his ADHD which is called the ‘traffic light strategy’.

What it boils down to is being able to stop and think before you act. 715 more words

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Middle-Aged Sexual Food Fantasies

In the thick of a texting argument with my much-loved son this morning – he was in his Ancient History class and I was attempting to work from home – I’m not sure why, but my mind kept wandering to French toast, cream, maple syrup and raspberries. 399 more words

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How To House Train Your Teenagers

So the adjustment to apartment-living might have been a little more painful than I envisaged, although it’s not necessarily the reduced square metreage that is affecting my usually joyful disposition, but having teenagers 24/7 in my face. 479 more words

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Home Is Where The Heart Is…

It was a good holiday… if you discount the cabin fever, the ludicrous amount of snow that made snowploughing quite awkward at times and the combination of early mornings and alcohol. 511 more words

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