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Wine O’clock Stories: Comparitis paradox

Wine O’clock Stories: Comparitis paradox

Marie put on her earrings. She reviewed her reflection in the mirror. As she fixed her hair, she mentally ran through her pitch. “Someone looks gorgeous today,” Phillip approached from behind and kissed her neck. She wriggled out of his embrace, annoyed that he broke...
Wine O’clock Fiction: Clean kitchen

Wine O’clock Fiction: Clean kitchen

Marie looked around her kitchen and sighed. The sink was full of dishes. And so was the stove. At least they ate! “Mom, could you help me with homework?” the youngest called from his room. “Mom, you promised to help me with my project,” the older one pleaded. “Hon, we...
Lockdown: 10 tips how to survive the cabin fever

Lockdown: 10 tips how to survive the cabin fever

Third lockdown! At least where I live. And while I know that other countries and regions have had worse restrictions, it is hard to avoid a cabin fever. We are all in the midst of a very difficult, unprecedented (for our generation at least) situation. And while the...
Words are weapons, don’t abuse them!

Words are weapons, don’t abuse them!

Words can hurt. “I need an ambulance!” Definitely not the words you want to hear from your husband. And certainly not over the phone. While at a party. Your birthday party. There is no subtle way to put it. He screwed up my festivities. But selfishness aside, the...
The best lessons my mom gave me (now!)

The best lessons my mom gave me (now!)

I had a unique opportunity to live with my mom. Obviously, majority of us had lived with their mothers, but my opportunity presented itself at 38. With my family (husband and two sons or as I sometimes say ‘my three kids’), we moved to live with my parents. You may...