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Marie Drake, Author
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For Forty-five Days He Was My Little Man
Two children delivered to our door; she was one, and he was seven. His ruffled sun-blonde hair, huge smile, and immediate connection inspired hope. Her strawberry hair, wide blue eyes, and shy smile had my heart from the get-go. Dad was over twenty years Mo...
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Aging Gracefully?
So, several years ago, I had a sledding accident and messed up my neck. When I say sledding, something awesome comes to mind - like a snowmobile. I am sooo not that cool. I am talking about a sled of the blow-up inner tube variety. We had ten children sledd...
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In An Instant
Has anyone watched this new American documentary television series, In An Instant, that airs on the ABC channel? I watched this program over the weekend and was riveted. It premiered on March 6th, but I hadn't seen any previews for the new series and had mi...
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Nature versus Nurture: Can Good Parents Have Bad Kids?
I am fascinated by this subject. 'There is no such thing as bad children - only bad parents' had long been the mantra of child experts. I'm sure we're all familiar with studies showing how children raised in a violent and abusive home can turn out to be les...
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Am I Lazy?
Yes, I see that ceiling fan is collecting dust, there's lint on the carpet (and if I look closely enough, I'm sure I'll find a gazillion dog hairs,) the breakfast dishes are still in the sink, and that bathroom sink refuses to clean itself. But, I've writte...
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Are You Raising "Nice" Children?
I have been reading interesting articles and debates on this topic. Popular research states, “Children are not born simply good or bad and we should never give up on them. They need adults who will help them become caring, respectful, and responsible for th...
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Holiday Hangover
The end of 2014 is approaching and we have very strange weather here in NY. My son was outside playing basketball the last few days. Sadly, we did not have a white Christmas. It has been a busy few months and I am trying to get back into a semblance of a ro...
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Thanksgiving Turkey
I just wanted to share this photo that my son took because my cute little dog photo bombed the turkey. Poor little thing was hoping some would fall on the floor.
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"Three Rules" Is Becoming An Audio Book
I am in the process of getting "Three Rules" produced as an audio book. I had several auditions by narrators to produce it and picked my favorite. Today, I am listening to the first fifteen minutes of the book. It is strange and exhilarating to hear someone...
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'Three Rules' by Marie Drake Will Be Reviewed On 92.6 The Blitz TODAY
THREE RULES by Marie Drake will be reviewed by 'Tom Slick' on Radio Rock 92.6 The Blitz during his show today. The show usually runs from 9-11 AM PST, and the book review will air between 10:30 - 10:45 AM PST. For those of us on the east coast ... , that wi...
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