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March 15 2007 Work & Family Newsletter

Hi Work and Family members,

Well, my working vacation is over and I have returned home to the real world. It was good to be away, however short. I did get to the Renault Winery, but their souvenir cards have Egg Harbor, New Jersey, not Smithville as I had been told. The shops were closed because of bad weather and we ended up eating in a small non-descript place. I did meet some wonderful people and really enjoyed the wine education tour. The tour guide was impressed with me because of my apparent knowledge of wine making. I confessed that I had recently read The Merlot Murders by Ellen Crosby. Crosby calls her novel, “A Wine Country Mystery.” Everyone had a good laugh.

Here is this week’s article.

*Household Hints for Vinegar, Salt and Baking Soda*
It's spring cleaning time. Think about 'going green' and using natural products to make things fresh. This 'use of vinegar, salt and baking soda' list continues to change and grow.

Did you miss last week’s article?

*Keeping Your Life in Balance*
Having it all does not mean doing it all. Keeping Your Life in Balance. With so much going on in our lives, it is easy to lose balance and feel out of control.

*Quotes for Inspiration *

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." —Margaret Mead

*Important Birthdays During National Women's Month*

March 16, 1933 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Supreme Court Justice

March 18, 1964 - Bonnie Blair - Speed skater; the most successful Winter Olympian in US history and 5 time gold medalist

Source: National Women's History Project

We are started March with the question "What is your job motivation? Love or money"? Just a few responses but so far it seems to be a combination of both. What are your thoughts?

A recent post talks about the difficulties of being a SAHM (stay at home mom)

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Be careful, be safe,

Vannie Ryanes, Work & Family Editor

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