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Marriage and In-Laws

By Janey Womeldorf

Marriage and In-Laws

I love my in-laws. I almost feel guilty. The truth is, whether you like it or not, when you marry your husband, you marry his family. Regardless of what you think of them, they are part of the package and part of him; and let’s face it, he’s known them a lot longer than he’s […]

8 Honeymoon Dos and Don’ts

By Janey Womeldorf

If people took their honeymoon before they got married, would they still get married? The problem is, one unavoidable reality lurks beneath the picture-postcard ideal they have in their minds: When you spend every claustrophobic moment of every blissful day in the company of your beloved, whether you like it or not, each other’s quirks […]

Addicted to Lists

By Janey Womeldorf

Addicted to Lists

I love lists. I need lists. I would not be able to function without lists. I can never figure out though, whether the reason I make so many is because, one, I am an organized genius, or two, my memory is shot. As I get older, my need to make lists is intensifying, as is […]

She ReGifted My Present

By Janey Womeldorf

She ReGifted My Present

Someone, (sorry, if you are reading this) gave me a music CD with the plastic wrap missing for Christmas one year. I later learned she had opened it, recorded it, wrapped it and then given it to me. I know this because she told me – not that she had much choice, the missing plastic […]

Three years ago, I bought my first turkey with a built-in, pop-up timer. I had no choice. My sister, Mom and I had decided to gamble and purchase the family turkey last minute. We anticipated that the stores would slash prices closer to the time and felt sure we’d be able to snag a bargain […]

Should You Write That Life Story?

If the title piqued your interest enough to start reading this, then you already know the answer. You even know who you’d write about don’t you? For some of you, it may be yourself; for others, it’s that one family member whose life and experiences are so unique and precious, you know if they are […]

For the Love of Cookbooks

By Janey Womeldorf

For the Love of Cookbooks

I miss my cookbooks. No longer do stained, tattered and brow-beaten spines spill from shelves in my kitchen and steal valuable space elsewhere. My once bountiful cookbook collection has dwindled; even my magazine collection shrank. No more bulging magazine racks, old copies in guest bathrooms, or magazine stacks growing in out-of-the-way corners. I blame the […]

8 Rules to Fun Family Vacations

Our multi-generational, extended family has solved the key to vacationing together – and more importantly, still liking each other. Who knew all it would take was one set of rules and an embarrassing wig. As our family grew, the reality of our group vacations rarely matched the dream. For months beforehand, we would blissfully anticipate […]

A Greeting Card Tip for Newlyweds

We have moved eight times. Each move was successful – except one. We were in the military, stationed in Florida, and after 13 years of service, decided to leave both for greener pastures. The military would store our belongings for up to two years while we searched for the what, when, where of our next […]

Line Dry or Tumble?

By Janey Womeldorf

Do sheets dried on a washing line smell better than sheets dried in the dryer? To many, this is a no brainer. When it comes to laundry, there are two types of people in this world: Those who believe that nothing smells as fresh as sheets dried on the line. And everybody else. Actually, there […]

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