Recent Stories in Douglas County Moms

The problem with diets | Moms (1)

April 24, 2015 — 

Last year I sat at a wedding with people I'd met earlier in the evening. As champagne was poured for the toast, the man jumped up and asked if they …

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The decision to homeschool | Moms (2)

April 23, 2015 — 

Writing on this topic feels like standing before a giant with a thousand voices and opinions. I will be honest and upfront - I won’t be able to represent everyone. …

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A bad day and bad attitude are your choice | Moms (3)

April 23, 2015 — 

Let me be really honest: There are days I feel like I fail at being a person. On those days, I don’t think I’ve done a good job at being …

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Body "before" and "afters": The honest truth | Moms (4)

April 22, 2015 — 

I don’t really get to watch Good Morning America often, but the other day I happened to be in the living room when a segment came on discussing a blog …

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Chunky Meat and Vegetable Lasagna | Moms (5)

April 21, 2015 — 

The best combination when cooking for your family is comfort food that’s good for you. I am always trying to think of ways to sneak in a vegetable, hide the …

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Kindergarten lessons for our culture of adults | Moms (6)

April 21, 2015 — 

There is a saying, “Everything I need to know, I learned in kindergarten.” Think about it. In Kindergarten there is some emphasis on the pursuit of “knowledge,” but those kids …

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From the teacher: Kids, parents stay focused in last months | Moms (7)

April 21, 2015 — 

We have entered our fourth quarter of school. It’s a mad dash, trying to get all the lessons taught and all the projects done. The challenge of keeping student minds …

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What we can do to create belonging and stop bullying | Moms (8)

April 21, 2015 — 

I've finally come to the conclusion that I will never fit in. In elementary school I was the loud child who couldn't sit still or pay attention. Learning was harder …

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Simple remedies: bee stings, bug bites, sunburns | Moms (9)

April 21, 2015 — 

About this time of year I start thinking about the season to come. What kind of activities for the kids; what fruits do I want to pick and freeze? Outdoor …

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The Rogue Trumpeter | Moms (10)

April 21, 2015 — 

We were at our home church in Portland and had been talking about the battles so many of us are facing and how weary many of us are. We asked …

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Our community needs some vegetables | Moms (11)

April 20, 2015 — 

I tried to hide butternut squash in my husband’s spaghetti sauce. I say, “tried” because he quickly found a chunk of the squash and then could, of course, taste it …

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Ways to protect your child from the Internet, social media | Moms (12)

April 17, 2015 — 

I must admit: I’m a Facebook junkie. I enjoy reading about and keeping in touch with my friends and family, some of who live far away. There have been many …

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Ginger Meatballs and Red Thai Meatball Soup | Moms (13)

April 17, 2015 — 

My tastes have always been varied. Whether it is food, decor, or fashion, it’s hard to pin me down.There are very few foods I don’t enjoy, so a few years …

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Why CrossFit is just like parenting | Moms (14)

April 17, 2015 — 

When I needed to start building strength to carry my daughter, I chose CrossFit. I'm not going to sugar coat it, CrossFit is hard. It can be grueling. It can …

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It's just a little lie: a lesson for parent and child | Moms (15)

April 16, 2015 — 

It’s just a little lie. OK, for reals, who has thought this before? Or even acknowledged that some thought in your head is false, but you have so many justifications …

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Irish Soda Bread Farls | Moms (16)

April 16, 2015 — 

I grew up in Northern Ireland, but have lived in the United States now for 14 years.I often have times when I really want to taste foods from “home” – …

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How to find the break that you need | Moms (17)

April 16, 2015 — 

Life gets hectic. That sentiment seems to find its way into many of my blog posts on a fairly regular basis. We get busy doing the things we need to …

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What happened when Mom lost her voice | Moms (18)

April 15, 2015 — 

A few weeks ago I got sick, and if you know me, that is not something that happens very often. I had three separate things going on, one inhaler and …

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Dear future daughter-in-law (the honest version) | Moms (19)

April 15, 2015 — 

Recently, I have read a lot of blog posts by women who have written a letter to their future daughter(s)-in-law. While heartfelt messages of hope and encouragement are wonderful things …

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Stuffed Pepper Casserole | Moms (20)

April 14, 2015 — 

Over the past few months, I have been trying to make better choices about what I am eating and what I feed to my family.Finding creative meals to tempt picky …

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