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The 15 Minute Master

How to Make Everything Better 15 Minutes at a Time

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How do you cope when you wake up one day and learn that your son is a heroin addict? No one is immune to crisis, regardless of the details. Yet even without challenges, everyday life can push us to the edge. During my crisis, a simple, effective system evolved, one that worked for everything, and still does. Join me as we laugh (yes, laugh!), learn, and make life better with The 15 Minute Master—15 Minutes at a time!

For over 30 years, Mary Fran Bontempo has been writing for and about women with wit and wisdom. Her books reflect a journey that’s been both good and bad (sometimes very bad), that Mary Fran has managed with humor (always), dignity (sometimes) and grace (ehhhh…). Join Mary Fran and uncover your brilliance and resilience while we laugh, learn and navigate life together! Click on any of the links below to purchase the books online or see what others have said about “The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words” HERE.

We women talk—a lot. Yet, the words that take others to their happy place often make us miserable. Words like “vacation,” “change,” and “balance” can leave us breathing into a paper bag with our heads between our knees. It doesn’t have to be that way. Join Mary Fran Bontempo and The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words and redefine the “dirty words” that make women cringe. You’ll laugh, clean up your self-talk, and trim your “dirty words” list down to size! Download the first chapters HERE for free.

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The Woman's Book of Dirty Words

Not Ready for Granny Panties

Granny Panties are as much a state of mind as a giant pair of unmentionables. And no woman is safe from getting stuck. In Not Ready for Granny Panties-The 11 Commandments for Avoiding Granny Panties, Mary Fran Bontempo shows women how to reclaim and redefine their lives on a hilarious ride that’s equal parts inspiration and fun!

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An ordinary life is anything but, as proven by this delightful collection of essays trumpeting the “joys” of modern-day womanhood. From finding lost socks and keys, to navigating teenage dating drama, to handling a dog with stomach issues, life, while perhaps not always riveting, is never dull.

Join Mary Fran Bontempo as she glides (and occasionally lurches) through life, employing a healthy sense of humor as a weapon against life’s twists and turns. From skinned knees, broken toys and tears, to body piercings, broken hearts and more tears, women share the same story, with different details. Fortunately, a communal chuckle can get us through our Everyday Adventures!

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