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In Case You Missed It: Friday Roundup

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In Case You Missed It:

Friday Roundup

Happy Friday, GEM readers!

I hope you all had a fantastic week! If you’re anything like us, you’re ready for the weekend, yes? But, before you head off for two glorious days of doing whatever floats your boat, here is a quick look at some of our top stories from the week.

Creative Commons/Steven Depolo

Creative Commons/Steven Depolo

Are you a procrastinator? I’ll admit that I sometimes am; especially when it’s something I’m not too thrilled about doing. Alexis talked about 10 Big Excuses And How To Overcome Them in her weekly 10 From GEM and, boy did I need this one!


Dave wrote about some lessons he’s learned from his kids and asked us to think about what we’ve learned from ours. The things we can learn from the young ones in our lives are pretty amazing if we take the time to pay attention. Check out Our Story Begins: What Have YOU Learned from Your Kids?


Need some motivation on a Friday? Rene shared five of her favorite motivational quotes in her Monday Morning Motivation: 5 Inspirational Quotes To Get You Going.

Make up

Karen shared some Back To School GEMS of Beauty with us to get us all thinking about some new products to take care of your skin and beauty needs. It’s a great time to change up your regular routine with the start of the new school year!

Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse has been something that’s been catapulted into the national spotlight recently. But we know it’s nothing new. Rene asked a Facebook friend to write about her experience . . . and she did in this gripping piece.

Would you take a moment to read it? It’s A View Of Domestic Violence: From The Inside.

Banned Books Week

Have any of these books been banned in your kids’ schools? Do you think they should be given a second look? Have you read any of them? We’re coming up on Banned Books Week and Pam gave us a look at Five Banned Books Worth A Second Look in her Moms Must Read.

Most of you have been following Rene’s natural hair journey for years and this week, she gave us a look into how she stretches and styles her curls in an AWESOME video. Good Enough Mother Natural Hair Care: How To Stretch And Style Curly Hair! is one piece you will not want to miss this week!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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