...............Independence Day

Do you "overtalk"? Instead of saying, "Honey, my mom went in and the doctor diagnosed varicose veins. She's going to have to get them stripped, which will make it very difficult for her to walk for a couple of weeks. As you know, she lives all alone now, and the only person who can help her is Mrs. Jenkins, who just visits twice a week, on Thursdays and Fridays. Mom's going to need more help than that."
Instead, try: "Honey, my mom is having surgery next week and needs some time to recover. Do you mind if she stays with us for a few days?" Keep it short.
(Kevin Leman, Making Sense of the Men in Your Life)


July 22 is Parents' Day in the USA. Sure, we already have Mother's Day and Father's Day but why not make this a day that doesn't involve cards or gifts, but rather do something fun as a family this weekend. Honor yourselves, even if it just means taking a nap.

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