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The Holiday Season

The holiday season is back! And it’s crazy, fast, and rushed; multiple weeks with too many calories and not enough free time to complete your tasks. Many of us are warmed and thrilled by the sound of holiday carols and the decorations coming back after months of hibernation. Many of us spoil ourselves with treats…
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Turkey Problem

My first Christmas with the family I created was supposed to be perfect.  My husband and I had just purchased our home and had our first daughter; we were beyond excited to start our own family traditions.  We picked out decorations, put up our first tree, and transformed our home into our own little North…
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Shape of a Holiday

Every year, around this time, I rewind to Christmas in the mid-80s. For the sake of clarity, let’s say 1985. When I was little, my family didn’t totally get the whole holiday season thing. I remember explaining the importance of stockings, and how critical it was that I acquire a Santa hat with my name…
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And this one!

The beaming three-year old picked up a holiday gift tag from among those scattered around the gift wrapping station and joyfully tucked it into the bag containing the Yuletide present he’d selected for his mother.  Volunteer “elves” who had helped him choose a present to give her from among the room full of beautiful donated…
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Take Some Time

Though Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer, its true purpose is to recognize the contributions that America’s workers make on a daily basis. Whether you’re hitting the beach, firing up the barbecue or relaxing with a good book this weekend, remember to take some time to thank the people whose work makes your life better. And…
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In Full Swing

We are moving our thrift shop! Full Circle will be In Full Swing, on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Our new address is: In Full Swing 225 West State Street Doylestown, PA  18901 We are grateful to the community for your generous support throughout the many years that we were located in New Britain, and we look…
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100% Success – What Could It Look Like?

The following is a transcript of remarks delivered at the 2014 Annual Breakfast & Community Recognition Ceremony on May 22, 2014. So…this is my second Annual Breakfast as executive director at A Woman’s Place. Since we were last gathered together here.. I turned 40, I went tubing for the first time, I hiked Top Rock…
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Bright, Bold, Beautiful & Brand New

Many months ago, the quest to re-do our website began. As the Communications Manager for A Woman’s Place (AWP), it was my responsibility to explore the possibilities. Domestic violence is a tough subject, and there has been much discussion about how to present our information and message.  For years the website was subdued. The colors…
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Empowering BBQ

When the text message notification sounded on my cell phone on Tuesday morning at 4:48 a.m., I actually felt upset. “Just wait,” I thought. “See what it says.” Ugh – two hour delay for the kids. Driving to the office this morning, I found myself checking the rear-view mirror for police cars. I finally realized…
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In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for leading the way. You said it best. HOW ARE YOU MAKING A CAREER OF HUMANITY? Comment and share – I’d love to hear! Social Justice: A Woman’s Place analyzes structural social inequalities in order to promote justice. *excerpt from the Values Statement of A Woman’s Place Ifeoma…
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