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Deborah Doucette is the author of, RAISING OUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN: ROOM IN THE HEART, and a novel, THE FORGOTTEN ROSES. Deborah is also a former free-lance journalist, an artist, mom of four, and Nana to twins. She is currently writing a new novel.

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The Face of Breast Cancer

(2) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 7:25 PM

When I saw this month's People magazine cover photo of Joan Lunden, the former Good Morning America co-host, I gasped. Not because she was bald, but because she was so cheerful. Of course, Joan is a beautiful woman, and she was fully made up. She also had eyebrows, which I'm...

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What Millions Of Grandparents Want You To Know

(8) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 7:04 AM

There are nearly three million grandparents raising over five million grandchildren in the U.S. --officially. Those figures represent grandparents that have legal, physical, and financial responsibility for their grandchildren. But if you include grandparents who are head of households that include both birth parents and grandchildren, the figure...

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Brick and Mortar vs. Amazon

(12) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 5:23 PM

Have you heard? Your local little bookshop is an endangered species, nearly extinct. It's mom and pop vs the gorilla! Amazon is gobbling up the market with discounted prices and the easy, shop-in-your-pajamas online experience. What will authors do without the cozy neighborhood bookstore where they can read aloud from...

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The Real Breast Cancer Awareness

(52) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 7:06 AM

People have asked me how I found the lump. I hardly ever tell them the truth because I'm afraid they would think I'm crazy. I'll tell you, but not yet.

My debut novel, Bad Girls, has been released and it's way past time for me to start on the next...

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Bad Girls and Blurred Lines

(3) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 3:34 PM

When I titled my novel Bad Girls, I worried that the whole good girl/bad girl issue was so over already, nobody would get it. Perhaps it's a mindset that doesn't really resonate anymore, relegated to the kitsch of "Mad Men" episodes and killed by feminism, Madonna and the pill. Wasn't...

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The Writing Life: What's the Process?

(4) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 7:01 PM

My novel, Bad Girls, just launched -- hooray and hallelujah! -- which, among other things, prompted lots of questions from family, friends and co-workers. Here's one: "I have a friend who has always wanted to write a novel, but she doesn't know how. What's the process?" This one took me...

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Top 20 Things These Grandparents Have to Do Without

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 5:48 PM

Grandparents raising grandchildren long for, pray for, and fight for three things: to keep their grandchildren safe, to see their adult children overcome their difficulties, and to come together as a family, healed and whole.

The road to achieving that is filled with sacrifices, large and small. They are sacrifices...

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What Do We Know?

(1) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 12:12 PM

"I am mother."

I am, like most, struggling with the events surrounding the Marathon Bombing in my city. All of it: the tragedy, the horror, the mystery, the senselessness, the heroes, the triumph. I devour facts, hang on every single news story, blip, speculation, update -- some people complain about...

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Searching For My Son The Day Of The Boston Marathon Bombing

(4) Comments | Posted April 16, 2013 | 11:28 AM

Where is he?

"Where are you?" I texted my son at 3 p.m., right after I heard that bombs exploded at the finish line of The Boston Marathon. There were injuries, perhaps deaths, at that time unconfirmed, numbers of victims unclear. Confusion. Chaos. I made an instantaneous inventory, literally in...

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From: Grand Central

(14) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 1:09 PM

Grandparents having to step in to raise their grandchildren is an issue that has become a sweeping epidemic. Caught in a tsunami of parents who are alcoholics, drug addicted, violent, incarcerated, too young, too irresponsible, to ill, abusive, crushed by the recession, made homeless, or just plain overwhelmed, are millions...

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