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Diane Majeske
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Writer, author, mom, wife, sister, friend
Writer, author, mom, wife, sister, friend

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Do it now! Finding a life balance can be tough
Devotees of "The Simpsons" are familiar with the popular family fun spot Wall E. Weasel, known for its memorable tag line: "We cram fun down your throat!" This summer, I have been the personification of that restaurant. I have been positively giddy about ha...

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Semantics key to success in blogging, life
The door to my daughter's teen cave opened with an ominous creak. I saw this from the corner of my eye. I was in the master bedroom, multi-tasking: folding clothes, listening to music, and quasi-dancing to earn steps in my weekly Fitbit challenge. The daugh...

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Age is just a number - for shelter animals, too
 I'm a volunteer at a local animal shelter. I go in on the weekends, and walk dogs, clean cages, distribute pet food - whatever they need me to do. I've never been mu...

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Look up - and keep that sense of wonder
There are days when I wish I could be a kid again. No, I don't miss braces or acne or middle school angst, but I do miss something else - that sense of wonder I feel I often overlook in my harried adult world. The other day, my daughter and I were driving t...

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Just one more parody of 'Let it Go' - for moms
Frozen: A Mom Parody Okay, Okay, I know - we're all about "Frozen'ed" out.  And we've all heard a million versions of "Let it Go." (Even though truthfully,  I could listen to it every day). But if you're a mom, this is one version worth listening to: Frozen...

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'They grow up so fast' isn't really a cliche
I remember when I used to walk my son and daughter to elementary school. They'd walk ahead of me, giggling and pushing each other, racing to see who could get to the crossing guard first. One day, when my son was in kindergarten and his sister was in fourth...

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Write when you can, and feel lucky you're able
I was frustrated. I couldn't figure out some aspects of the newest Word program, and the piece of fiction I was trying to write wasn't turning out the way I planned. The computer was annoying; my words sounded stupid and trite. I was about to give up; maybe...

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Sharing, selling your art? That's one tough gig
My brother is the salesman in the family. He could, as the saying goes, sell a ketchup popsicle to a woman in white gloves. I am not a salesperson. At all. The books I've sold have been by luck, happenstance and word of mouth. And for every sale, I'm very g...

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What are we waiting for, then?
From the poet John Greenleaf Whittier, a little Friday food for thought: "For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these: 'It might have been.' It reminded me of this:
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