How Do You Know If You Are An Open-Minded Person?

How Do You Know If You Are An Open-Minded Person?

According to Meriam-Webster, an open-minded person is open to [other] arguments and opinions and is not prejudiced. Are you an open-minded? A large majority of people consider themselves to be open-minded. But truthfully, are they really? You might not be aware of it, but could you be manifesting the trait of closed-mindedness?  Being closed-minded will…

6 Healthy Ingredients That Make Your Oatmeal Better
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6 Healthy Ingredients That Make Your Oatmeal Better

Introduction When I think about oatmeal, I remember my grandfather, Pa.  Because I spent the first 12 years of my life living with him.  I remember his breakfasts included oatmeal cooked with coconut milk and sweetened with brown cane sugar (homemade) or condensed milk.   As much as I miss Pa, I don’t miss the sickly…

When It’s Mom Who Leaves the Nest After Mothering Solo
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When It’s Mom Who Leaves the Nest After Mothering Solo

Introduction About a year or so ago I became an empty nester after mothering solo for over 25 years.  The unique challenge of being a solo mom continued. And I had to come to terms with my decision as a mom who leaves the nest. My three sons are now adults.  Charting their own path.  Living…

Sleep More Worry Less With a White Noise Machine

Sleep More Worry Less With a White Noise Machine

Introduction Worrying about your kids while you can’t sleep is just the worst. When they are babies, every sound you hear makes you jump into action, “Is she ok? Is she breathing? Did she run away? Did someone kidnap her?”   But how do you sleep more and worry less when your nights are filled with…

9 Considerations When You Face An Empty Nest
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9 Considerations When You Face An Empty Nest

Introduction When we are in the throes of mothering solo, we seldom have the presence of mind to think about becoming an empty nester.  Despite the fact that many times we wish our problems away.  Since I know from experience that wishing and dreaming don’t give us what we want I’ve come up with things…