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10 Old Movies for People Who Don’t Like Old Movies

So they say they don’t like old movies. Well, here are ten classic movies for people who don’t – or think they don’t – like them.

When you’re looking to make your spouse/child/family/best friend an old black and white movie convert, the key is to find a flick that everybody will fall in love with.

Most people who say they don’t like old movies are either lying, or they haven’t seen a good one. Luckily, there are plenty of great classic films out there to change their stubborn minds. Let’s look at a few!

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12 Things to Buy at Costco (& 7 to Avoid)

Let’s talk about the best things to buy at Costco, and the best things to avoid.

You’ve seen those families who are pushing two carts full of food and household products through the big box store, right?

They must buy everything at Costco, assuming they’re getting the best price. But unless you want to spend most of your paycheck on stocking your fridge, it’s better to go in prepared.

I mean, unless you like spending a whole lotta money.

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4 Lies Writers Believe (& 4 Liberating Truths)

Writers are not immune to falling for someone’s lies. We’re as gullible as the next guy, and believing an untruth can really hold us back in our creative endeavors. After all, us authors are the Kings and Queens of Procrastination. Give us a reason, a worry, a niggling nag to keep us up at night, and we’ll put off writing that Next American Novel until the cows come home. So …

What are the lies you might believe?

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How to Become a Ballerina (When You Grow Up)

Growing up homeschooled in the eighties and nineties gave my little sister and me the time, focus, dedication, drive, and commitment that it took to fulfill (almost) every little girl’s dream: becoming ballerinas.

Of course there are little girls who scoff at tutus and tiaras and dream instead of cowgirl boots and mud pies (like a certain someone I gave birth to) but “When I grow up I want to be a ballerina” is a common wistful sigh on the lips of plenty of feminine youngsters.

So, little one, how do you become a ballerina?

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3 Things Men Just Don’t Get About Romancing Their Wives

1. Getting Hot & Heavy in Bed

Late at night, when the kids are finally asleep, the lights are dimmed, the phone is off, the dishwasher is humming, the doors are locked, and I’m in bed with my husband, he whispers an insecure, anxious thought:

“You only love me for my body.” He gulps. Are those tears he’s blinking back?

Oh, stop wiggling and get over here!” I demand. I move closer.

“No!  I’m more than just a hot body, you know!” He hugs a pillow to his chest and effectively blocks my embrace.

“No, you’re not.  Quit fighting and give in!”

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What NOT To Put On Your (Homeschool) High School Transcript

When preparing your homeschooled high schooler’s transcripts for college admission, there are a few things you simply must include: English, Math, and History spring to mind.

But there are several more that you should simply and safely leave off, no matter how proud your little genius sprout is of them.

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6 REAL Money Saving Tips for Cheapo Homeschoolers

Living on a budget is an art, one that I’ve got down to a science.

Always here to help, I thought I’d share of my best kept secrets with you, because let’s face it: those “money saving tips” you see on Oprah or in the glossy women’s magazines? They aren’t helpful to us normal people.

And by normal, I mean not normal, of course. We’re homeschoolers; we’ve never been accused of normalcy, right?

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The Ten Commandments of Ultra-Righteous Prayers

For prayers to be inspiring, it’s important to use guidelines, especially for any recent converts. Oh sure, it may SEEM like prayer is a simple thing between you and God, but honestly, it’s quite complicated to perform it correctly.

And I do mean perform.

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The Super Mom’s Guide to Getting Sick

Women have something in them that fools them into thinking they are Super Woman. Well, for me it’s Wonder Woman (I even had the Underoos to prove it. And the aluminum foil bracelets. And the crown). So, when I get sick, I live in total denial for several days.

“I’m fine,” I croak, crankily.

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A Marriage Story

Once upon a time there lived a boy and a girl.

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