Author Archives: janieleeds

Stop Comparing The Past To The Present

It’s amazing how we can adapt to a simpler life if we only allow ourselves to stop comparing the past to the present. – Janie Leeds During the good years of marriage, it was wonderful. We enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle … Continue reading

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Is It Too Early To Decorate For Christmas?

When I was married, I had to abide by his rules – no Christmas decorating until December 1st. But now that I’ve been divorced for a few years, I’m really enjoying the fact that there’s no ‘boss’ to tell me … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Whatever you’re doing for Thanksgiving, I wish you well. I hope that you and your family enjoy counting your blessings! Because especially at this time of year AND in 2020, we need to be thankful for the little things and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Is Almost Here!

Thanksgiving is coming and while the number of Covid cases are increasing, friends and I have been talking about our plans. What are you doing for Thanksgiving? So, this year the kids are going to the ex’s family for Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Laying The Foundation After Divorce

When my kids’ dad declared six years ago that he ‘didn’t want to do this anymore’ I was devastated. I spent a lot of time mourning his abrupt departure from the family and when he left the home, three months … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Say To Your Kids

Growing up, I was the elder of two kids with strict parents. Right from the start, I was told that I was the smart, responsible one and that I was also the ‘peace-maker’ so it was my job to keep … Continue reading

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Who Died And Made You Boss?

As my father used to say, Who the hell died and made you boss?  To which now, I would retort, You!  But at the time, I was a little girl in a dysfunctional family who was just trying to survive.  … Continue reading

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We’ve Voted

I dropped off the ballots into one of those boxes awhile back. Finally, we received the postcard confirming the receipt of our ballots so it’s now official. That’s a good thing I guess even though my college kids wanted those … Continue reading

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The Winds Of Change

It’s frighteningly windy out there today. Seriously, a cold snap here and the wind makes it even colder. Even the garbage cans (emptied at 5:30am by the hardworking town workers) were actually being carried by the winds down the street! … Continue reading

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