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Douglas County Moms: Say farewell to summer with a shuck and a pop (1)

September 16, 2014 — 

Last year my husband wanted an excuse to make oysters and jalapeño poppers, and I’ll take any good reason to throw a party. Thus, the Annual Arnold Oyster and Popper …

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10 signs you have a 2-year-old | Moms (2)

September 16, 2014 — 

Our family just celebrated our youngest son's second birthday. I am a mama to three boys, so this isn’t the first time I have gone through the 2-year-old stage. We …

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#WeAreN: Why you need to care about the Islamic State of Iraq, now | Moms (3)

September 15, 2014 — 

I have one thing I’d like to share with you this week: ISIS. Or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. If you’ve been listening to NPR or watching the …

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What happened after a week without my iPhone | Moms (4)

September 15, 2014 — 

I think one of the hardest adjustments to parenthood, especially for a stay-at-home mom, is the change of pace. A friend who is a new mom recently confided that she …

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iPhone 6, Northern Lights and a mystery virus | Moms (5)

September 12, 2014 — 

From the Headlines | iPhone iPhone iPhone. Apple got 'bigger' unveiling the two different sizes of the new iPhone 6 on Tuesday. Preorders began at midnight and people began hitting …

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The beauty of relationship | Moms (6)

September 12, 2014 — 

Everybody needs an Auntie Fran. My mom met her the week she and my dad returned from their honeymoon. Francine was visiting the young adult Sunday school class for the …

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Douglas County Moms: Slow cooker saves busy moms in the fall (7)

September 12, 2014 — 

Every mom knows that one of the most stressful times of the day is when dinner time approaches. Every day, you walk in the door after a long day at …

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The Busy Mom: Learning how to say "no" when you're a "yes" person | Moms (8)

September 11, 2014 — 

My husband and I were having a conversation the other day. I was talking about all the things I had to do. The list was long and to be frank, …

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My apology letter to Victoria Osteen | Moms (9)

September 10, 2014 — 

Dear Victoria Osteen, You don’t know me, but I owe you an apology. You see, last week there was a video of you that went viral. Some of the quotes …

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Douglas County Moms: Harness the sun for solar-baked treats (10)

September 9, 2014 — 

With late-summer heat lingering in September, here’s a way to have some educational fun with your kids — build a solar oven to use on those remaining high-temperature days. After …

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Weekend Project: DIY pallet headboard | Moms (11)

September 9, 2014 — 

Here is a tutorial for a king size headboard made of wood pallets. Happy project-ing! For any specific questions, e-mail Jessica at moms@nrtoday.com [iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FDouglasCountyMoms&width=300&height=270&colorscheme=light&show_faces=true&header=true&stream=false&show_border=true&appId=199895370065989" style="border: 0px solid black;" width="300" …

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A parent's perspective on Ferguson, Michael Brown death | Moms (12)

September 9, 2014 — 

Brian Williams opened a recent broadcast on NBC Nightly News by describing Ferguson Missouri, the town that has dominated the headlines for two weeks. As he stated, “Population 20,000,” my …

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Why I write, and why you should too | Moms (13)

September 9, 2014 — 

I have a love/hate relationship with this writing thing. I have days that I feel the pull to sit down and put the proverbial pen to paper only to shy …

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When you face unchartered waters | Moms (14)

September 8, 2014 — 

Have you ever felt like you were in over your head? Like there were things happening in your life that were beyond your control? Like you were going through uncharted …

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Why I stayed dry for the ALS challenge | Moms (15)

September 5, 2014 — 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge sweeping the Internet. Basically it is an opportunity to raise awareness for ALS, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Often referred …

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Gun control vs. gun safety after 9-year-old's Uzi incident | Moms (16)

September 5, 2014 — 

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the devastating news this week: A 9-year-old girl at a shooting range in Arizona accidentally shot her instructor with an Uzi he was teaching …

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Parents lead the way against bullying | Moms (17)

September 5, 2014 — 

Those yellow school buses are making their way around town again. Soon, the air will turn crisp, the leaves of red will burst out through town and the lights of …

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#YOLO and then forever after that | Moms (18)

September 4, 2014 — 

I drove home. Alone for 25 minutes. And had a chance to catch my breath. I mulled over a few things. This is what I’m mulling: this world is going …

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10 qualities of a good parent | Moms (20)

September 3, 2014 — 

The very first blog I wrote was titled, “What is my job description?” The point of the blog was that the most important thing about my job as a parent …

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