Thanksgiving Tips for Busy Families (plus silly bloopers)

Hocus Pocus smacking her lips anticipating a tasty treat Are You Ready? Thanksgiving is almost here in the U.S.  Some dread it; some can't wait. We keep it low key, so I am grateful for that.  Heck, we don't even have a dining room table since the move, so this year should be interesting.  Regardless …

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Skip the Stuffing. Let’s Get Reeeal.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there ... - "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement Clarke Moore, 1779 - 1863 Happy Holidays, friends! I hope this finds you and yours well.  Here on the wild, wild West Coast we are dodging wildfires, doing our best …

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A Fear-Free 4th?

“Fear is a stranger to the ways of love.  – A Course In Miracles Happy July! Wow.  How are we already past the midway point of 2017!? Hello Summer! And hello to you! It's been 3 months since I shared here.  So much has happened since the last post .  After our beloved King Albert …

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The Never Ending (Moving) Story

“When efforts that are wisely executed, the situation and condition don't affect the performance.” ― A.Patel We have arrived in California!  Finally.  1.1 humans, 3.0 felines, 0.1 canine, 0.0.8 plants, and 0.0.2 vehicles  made it safely from the east coast to the west coast!  It only took us a MONTH to move out of our …

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Do you practice Anthropomorphism or Anthropodenial?

Hello Again, Friends! Full disclosure:  I am breaking my no-more-blog-posts-until-I-finish-writing-my-books-and-move-out-west rule.  Again.  But it's so hard not to share things with you all, especially when I am passionate about something! The topic on the table is something that every single person on this planet has done at least once in their life.  For many, it's something we …

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Remembering Those In Need During Snowmageddon

Jan 24, 2016 No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. ― Charles Dickens How's the weather where you are??  We just weathered through a record breaking blizzard here in D.C.   Snow totals have reached 35 inches west, north, and northwest of the Beltway, 24 inches inches inside the DC …

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What Animals Do When They Think No One is Watching

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson   In our family we make a point to be playful and silly as much as we can. We laugh a lot. And we make time to play.  I am also a huge advocate of using play when teaching kids and …

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Cats and Claws Belong Together!

  The title of this post was a declaration made by a brilliant and highly respected behaviorist at Positive Cattitudes. She was referring to cats who have been forced to have their digits removed. Yes, you read that correctly.   It's 2016, yet house cats, exotic cats, and other animals are still being forced to have …

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