Christmas Wisdom

Last year after Christmas, I wrote a list of things to remember for this Christmas. Today I pulled it out to remind myself what to watch out for this Christmas: 1. Don't get sucked into the world's view of Christmas. Christmas will never be cinema-land perfect and trying to make it that way will just end up making you feel exhausted and disappointed. 2. Don't over decorate. Just because it looks Christmasy, doesn't mean it needs to be displayed. 3. Don't overeat. Have a plan for … [Read more...]

Marital persnickety-ness follow-up

I love the responses I get from all of you on my blog. My last story on "Marital Persnickety-ness" generated several interesting comments. https://lauriesnowturner.com/2012/01/23/1059/ One of my favorites was from my friend Sara, who I've always admired because she and her husband consistently work on strengthening their marriage. She said, "Just wait until your 40th anniversary and you have been empty nesters for years. All those little habits become more and more evident and yet our … [Read more...]