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What\’s in Your Spiritual Pantry?

July 8th, 2013

What\’s in Your Spiritual Pantry? By Chloe JonPaul Most of us check into our kitchen pantry on a regular basis to see what items we need so we can make a shopping list for the grocery store.  Keeping a supply of staples is a given for most of us since we don’t want to run out of something just when we need it the most. Today, however, I invite you to take a look at what’s in your spiritual pantry so you can decide on what needs to be added, replaced, or perhaps even discarded. Spirituality is often misconstrued as having a religious affiliation with a church, mosque, or synagogue. ... Read More

How One Woman Lives Debt-free — and Well — on Less Than $35,000 a Year

March 7th, 2013

By Chloe JonPaul I challenge you to live well — for less. Women’s magazines and the Internet abound in time-saving tips and devices. This article is simply meant to share ways I live well while saving money, in order to help jump-start you into action with a gentle push in the right direction. Bargain or Wallet-Buster?  Shopping… at the mall, on the Internet, or by catalog is a tantalizing adventure that many people, especially women, thoroughly enjoy. It can be disastrous for the person on a fixed income. The majority of men and women entering Second Adulthood don’t have unlimited... Read More

Three Timely Tips for Caregiver Grandparents

September 15th, 2012

Three Timely Tips for Caregiver Grandparents By Chloe JonPaul New census data reveals that 4.9 million children under the age of 18 live in grandparent-headed households. If you are one of those grandparents, you may want to consider these tips as part of your action plan to promote good behavior and cooperation with your grandchild. Communication Strategies When a child/teen-ager misbehaves, try saying: “I\’m not angry ` a bit disappointed, maybe because your behavior right now just isn\’t matching the good person inside you. I know that good person is in there and I want... Read More

When Is Enough Enough?

June 4th, 2012

When Is Enough Enough? A Quick Look at Choosing Expensive Medical Procedures After a Certain Age By Chloe JonPaul Now that I\’ve reached the age of seventy-five, I know that I have lived the bulk of my life and unlike so many others, I have no desire to live to be 125! Four years ago, I was at death\’s door with gangrene, which had formed because my small intestines had wrapped themselves around old scar tissue from an old surgery. TThe doctors told me afterwards that if they hadn\’t found the cause of the intense abdominal pain I was having that I would have been dead within... Read More

Create An Unusual File Folder Your Family Will Love

January 31st, 2012

Create An Unusual File Folder Your Family Will Love By Chloe JonPaul A couple of years ago I never would have thought of doing this, but now I\’m certain that it will be one of the best gifts I can leave to my family. With Boomers living a longer, more productive life, one might be tempted to think that such a plan isn\’t necessary but we need to remember that tomorrow isn\’t promised to any of us. With that thought in mind, I\’ll describe the special folder that now rests in the hanging file at my telephone center. I labeled it The Big Event. It contains everything my... Read More

This Business of Children

July 11th, 2011

This Business of Children Author: Chloe JonPaul Website: http://chloejonpaul.com/this-business-of-children Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This book is narrated by Vera Harriss, a fourth grade teacher from Blevins, Maine, who is about to begin her 30th and last year of teaching as the story opens. As she explains to the readers in a prologue, this is not the book she intended to write on her retirement, but it is the book she finds she must write. In fact she confides, the story gives her no rest, as it “claws at my brain.” As her story begins, it’s the first day of school... Read More