Kate Russell

Learning to do it better

Realistic New Year’s Resolutions

Some people swear by their New Year’s resolutions, saying that they provide a benchmark and a reasonable time frame. Others scoff at the idea of a New Year’s resolution without realizing that setting goals, at any time of year, is... Continue Reading →


Lies of Childhood

Every fairytale has an evil queen, a mean ogre, or something along those lines. But how did they get that way? Were they born bad tempered and power hungry? And what can we do about the bullies in our immediate... Continue Reading →

Holiday Plant Care

Poinsettias, Amaryllis, and miniature Christmas trees make delightful gifts during the holiday season, but they need special care to last. Two plants couldn’t be more different than poinsettias and miniature pine trees, and their care is equally different. In each... Continue Reading →

Holiday Safety

The holiday season brings many changes to your home: visitors, decorations, trees, gifts, candles, cords and lots of excitement. Pets and children are running around the house. Guests are drinking. Candles, tree lights, extra baking projects and chafing dishes all... Continue Reading →

Your Wife Has a Cold

Cold season sucks. Having a cold is worse. If your wife has a cold, you may feel like keeping your distance, carrying on as normal, or just sitting there like a bump on a log, unsure about how you can... Continue Reading →

Affordable Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

There is no need to spend an excessive amount of money on a memorable and delicious Thanksgiving dinner. If you are cooking, most of the ingredients used are on sale at this time of year and many families have pantries... Continue Reading →

Tips For Celebrating the Holidays Away From Home

In today's mobile society, it is common to find oneself away from loved ones during the holidays. This can add stress and sadness to a time that should be happy and filled with family and friends. There are many ways... Continue Reading →

Broke at Merry Christmas?

Religious or secular, the true spirit of Christmas has nothing to do with money. Being broke during the holiday season need not interfere with gift-giving or your happiness. Getting together with loved ones, creating your own gifts and decorations, and... Continue Reading →

Good Choices

Some good choices are easy: stop at a red light, choose soup over cake, tell your family that you love them. Other choices are not so easy. Some issues have so many shades of grey that good choices can feel... Continue Reading →

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