Dear Aimee Category

Securing the Borders

Dear Aimee, Do you think a married person should have friends of the opposite sex? I think if a relationship is strong then it will survive friends outside the marriage. This reminds me of the movie When Harry Met Sally. Harry is convinced that it’s impossible for a man to have a female friend and […]

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Was Sexy a Scoring Category in the Olympics?

Dear Aimee, What are the Olympics teaching our children?  I hope good sportsmanship and that hard work can produce a championship outcome, but as we sit and watch, sometimes it seems that’s not always the case. What’s your opinion about this summer’s Olympic viewing?   I love the Olympics.  It’s such a great bonding time.  […]

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Never Save the Flowers for the Funerals

Dear Reader, I have an inbox of questions and will return to the normal format next week, but in light of recent circumstances, I wanted to address the area where many of our hearts and prayers have been focused.  We have shed tears for a family in our community that lost a precious son.  We […]

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Daddy Dearest

Dear Readers, I am overflowing with words and want to share with you something my husband and I witnessed this past Sunday. We were leaving a bakery parking lot when he glanced out the window past me and had the most horrendous look on his face. I followed his gaze and saw a man shove […]

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Just Smile and Wave Ladies

Dear Aimee, I keep a decent house most of the time, but if there ever is a day when it looks like a tornado hit, that is the day my mother-in-law or someone from church will drop in.  Does this happen to anyone else?  How do some women seem to keep their lives in order […]

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Summer Bucket List!

Dear Aimee, My kids are turning into couch potatoes this summer. Do you have any tips or ideas for keeping them active and off the couch? Needing Some Fun in the Sun – Elk City, OK My family looks forward to the reduction in activities and schedules during the summer. However, I do understand there […]

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My Summer Romances

Dear Aimee, Can you share with us some of your favorite books to read this summer? Empty Bookshelves – Elk City, Oklahoma It’s summer, and in the Jones house that means sleeping in, staying up late, poolside fun, and of course reading some really great books!  So in the spirit of kicking off the season […]

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What Do You Get When You Cross a Tiger and an Au Pair??

Dear Aimee, There are so many books out about parenting techniques in other cultures and countries. I would be interested to know your take on who is raising kids right. Is Parenting Lost in Translation? – Tuttle, OK Knowing this question was in my email queue, I did some intensive people watching while at the […]

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Griswold Roadtrip…Jones Style!

Dear Aimee, Do you have any ideas for great family summer fun? I always want to make plans, but before I know it the summer is over and we still haven’t done anything exciting. Bummer Summer – Elk City, Oklahoma How about taking the old family roadster for a 3,000 mile cross-country trip? That’s exactly what […]

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What to Expect When Expecting: How about a Dad?

Dear Aimee, I recently saw “What to Expect When Expecting” and thought it did a good job of showing how a Dad can be involved in the birth and the raising of a child.  But Dads still don’t get the respect they deserve in our society.  Any thoughts on why that is? Curt- Cordell, OK […]

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