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Le Diplomate DC-- Yes, believe the hype

Le Diplomate1601 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 (202) 332-3333lediplomatedc.com...more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 42

This has been quite a week, hasn't it? Though my own personal corner of the world is fine at the moment, it sure does seem as though the news has been exceptionally full of sadness and strife over the past little while. Perhaps that's all the more reason to take a few minutes to stop and focus on gratitude... even, in some cases, for the blessings that come in spite of the bad. ...more

Listen to the Children: Mutual Respect

No matter what our occupation, we tend to think that our work, our agenda is important. It is almost in our nature to let ambition and drive push other people to the fringes of our awareness while we toil in an isolated bubble of self-importance. There are many methods that can shake us out of this selfish obsession but for me as a mother, it was my children.“Mum, mum! Come see what I made!”“Can you read me a book?”“I tried and tried but it just won’t stay together.”...more

Photo A Day Challenge - August 1-16, 2014

The August Photo A Day Challenge is only half over, but already I think it's one of my favourite months yet. For whatever reason I've been really satisfied with several of the shots I've taken, and have felt as though my creativity has been bending and stretching. It's a good feeling, and I'm enjoying it while it lasts! ...more

Does Time Heal All Wounds?

Some people say that if you wait and you’re patient, you can recover from anything. There’s that old adage that time heals all wounds. But sometimes I do wonder about the truth in that statement. Does time heal all wounds? ...more

Surprise!

Create with Joy surprised me with a 'Friend of the Week' recongition . Iin response, I am adding a surprise of my own; hilarious story with a touch of self-deprecating humour  so I don’t get too puffed up,Friend Of The Week –Melanie Jean Juneau – The Mother Of Nine9...more

Photo Friday: Moody

It didn't take long at all for me to decide which of my shots to use for today's Photo Friday prompt! I took this one in May when we were outside doing some cleanup in the back yard, with Oscar and Felix supervising from Peter's office window. ...more

Humbling

This morning I got going a little earlier than usual, as I was expecting a delivery and wanted to be sure I was awake and dressed and didn't miss hearing the doorbell. I'd stayed up the night before just as late as I normally do, so was somewhat tired and bleary-eyed as I went through my usual morning routine. Still, once I'd made a coffee and settled down in front of my computer I realized that in spite of my sleepiness it was rather nice to have some extra, unexpected quiet time of my own - time to think, to prepare myself for the day, to catch up on odds and ends. ...more

Raising children is not a default chore

  Raising children is not a default chore for women who were unsuccessful in the world of power and wealth, politics or business. The Joy of Mothering &...more

Life Lessons from a 90 year old

I rarely repost but this list is a treasure trove of common sense . These 45 Life lessons were on Stumble Upon1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.3. Life is too short not to enjoy it....more