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The 4 Things You Need to Learn from My Dad {In Memory of Jerry Strauss}

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Today would have been my dad’s 89th birthday. But he died on October 12th of this year. While most would agree dying at his age constitutes a good life, I believed he still had a lot in him to give. So on this New Year’s Eve, my dad’s birthday, I want to keep my dad’s memory alive by sharing 4 …

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The Long Road Home

We’ve started the long road home to Nashville… It’s hard to believe that just a week ago I received the call from my husband that his dad had passed away and hours later I piled our two kids into the mini van to make the 13 hour trek down to South Florida amidst squalls from Hurricane Isaac. It’s a blur. …

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Life Lessons Learned from an Impromptu Press Conference

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I didn’t want to day to end before I share some important life lessons learned from an impromptu press conference today. While my day started out with a mini-breakdown & crying spell, it ended with a press conference and photo opp with Dolly Parton! If I had known what I was getting into when I left the house today, I …

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