Category Archives: Parenting

Suicide by Default

By Teresa G. D’vall This is a story about the time depression killed my mother and not one you should read if you’re in a good mood. Chances are, you’re not aware that suicide can be committed by neglect. … Continue reading

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How I Manage My 157 Hour Work Week

By Teresa G. D’vall Dear Absent Parent, Raising six children means that nothing is ever quiet, clean, or routine. We always need milk, the lemonade pitcher empties in minutes and a box of cereal only lasts 3 days if I … Continue reading

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Dad’s Greatest Gift was Free

Teresa G. D’vall My dad taught me many things, but the lesson I remember most is the one about the value of a good home. I knew we didn’t live in the best part of town, but I never thought … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Miss the Moment

Teresa G. D’vall Uncle Wiggly is a board game introduced by Milton Bradley in 1916 and themed around a rabbit who does a lot of hopping through the forest for reasons I no longer recall. My mother played it with … Continue reading

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How I Almost Became A Convicted Felon

By Teresa G. D’vall Few women would be brave enough to leave an abusive marriage with six children and no source of income, but I did. There were some days that my husband was not a mean bully, but not … Continue reading

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I Don’t Care How You Measure Success; My Way is Better.

I met a woman last week who started to cry when she shook my hand, then told me that the stories in my book gave her hope; because she was in a similar situation. Success is a subjective thing, but … Continue reading

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Don’t Pursue Happiness – Create It is live on Kindle October 14, 2014

Don’t Pursue Happiness – Create it Authored by Teresa G. D’vall List Price: $4.99 BISAC: Self-Help / General Don’t be a person who searches for happiness; be one that finds it. Or not. It doesn’t matter to me. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Why You Should Crush Your Angry Smartphone Game Habit Allowing my children to play tablet & smartphone games seemed like an innocent distraction. Instead, it was turning them into little warriors that beat each other with any toy they could … Continue reading

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6 Tips for Making Your Disney Vacation More Magical Be aggressive, or you are destined to remain bottlenecking under the bridge near the Peter Pan Ride with everyone else who is lost.

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