Neighbor’s question shines light on our different family

“Where do you get your pretty blue eyes from?” a neighbor asked Daughter, looking at her and then over to me. “Certainly not from you,” she peered into my dark brown eyes. Daughter and I both paused. We travel through our daily lives like most mothers and daughters, loving and annoying each other. It’s moments like these that make us stop. They remind us of what was so obvious to the neighbor. We look nothing alike. They remind us that our family

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Rescued Poinsettia plant takes root in husband’s undying love

It’s the kind of love you root for.      You know that top notch person you adore who just hasn’t found her person?      That was the story with an old friend and work colleague of mine.      The beauty of social media as we lived in different cities and took different career paths meant I could follow along as she found love later in life.      This friend’s new husband clearly adored her. That was evident from the photos

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Traveling nut spoon carries stories never to be forgotten

There is so much to go through.      A Dear Reader is packing up a lifetime.      There is so much to give away, to sell, to find a home for, and sometimes to just let go.      There’s the dining room table, the scene of a lifetime of joyous gatherings. None of her kids have the room or the need. Such tough choices      And so, she will let it go.      There are the folders and file cabinets.

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100-year-old NC Sock Company Pivots To Make Face Super Comfortable Face Masks-Available Now!

Sock company committed to saving jobs and making comfortable face masks you can wear all day-even with a full beard! There’s this sock company in High Point, North Carolina. Harriss and Covington. They’ve been making socks since 1920. American made socks and hosiery-how awesome is that? For 100 years! Then comes along the coronavirus crisis. Like businesses across the US, they had to shut down. That meant almost 300 people out of work. Two NC companies come together Dr. BJ

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That Time U2’s Bono Wasn’t The Biggest Rock Star On The Tour

What we can learn from rock star Bono touring Africa with US Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill “Oh, and I toured Africa for two weeks with Bono.” It’s the line when talking about my 12-years at CNN that makes eyes bug out the most. Yes, it was all that. 4-countries. My first trip to Africa. Crazy access to one of the biggest rock stars in the world. And, And, That actually isn’t the whole story. Not the most important part of

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News Anchor Gina Maravilla Shares Her Deaf Daughter’s Inspiring Cochlear Implant Journey

Cochlear implant has brought Gina Maravilla’s daughter’s hearing back for a second time A device called a cochlear implant is a miracle for AZ Family anchor Gina Maravilla, her family, and especially her 11-year-old daughter, Kennedy. Kennedy wasn’t born completely deaf, but she has had hearing issues from the beginning. When she was four-years-old she completely lost hearing in her left ear. That’s when she received her first implant. It has been a big success. A few months ago, Kennedy

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My Unexpected Journey To No Longer Owning A Car

No longer owning a car is part of a bigger life question I should start this week’s column with a confession. I didn’t tell you the whole story. It just didn’t seem that important at the time. Remember a couple weeks ago when I told you the wild story of trying save a baby squirrel? I drove an hour to get the squirrel to a wildlife rehabber who will be taking care of the little guy and eventually releasing him

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Because Women Without Children Are Magnificent, Too

How did women without children get left out of the celebration? With all due respect to us mothers, I’m not sure how we ended up with this day to celebrate only women who have children. Women are creators and nurturers. This expresses itself in different ways. To my fellow mothers, you have a whole card aisle and the world to tell you how magnificent you are. To you, my fellow women who do not have children, I know some of

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You Deserve To Be Your Own Valentine! Gifts For You From You

It’s Time To Celebrate You! I love love, so yes, I’m a fan of Valentine’s Day. I hate the pain it causes, though. The feeling unloved, uncoupled, left out. Trust me, I was single for far more Valentine’s Days than I’ll ever be married. That’s why I’m all about living in the now. Celebrate the love that is here. Celebrate fabulous you! Whether or not you have a romantic partner, I believe you are enough, Valentine. I believe you should

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