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Do you overcommit yourself? | Moms (1)

July 28, 2015 — 

When I was younger I often burned the candle at both ends, as my dad used to call it. I’d go to work and then I would hit about every …

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Who is missing from your photos? | Moms (2)

July 27, 2015 — 

Recently, I was asked to find some pictures of myself for a project at our church. As I went through the few albums we have and the numerous boxes of …

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Why you need to kneel down and pull weeds today | Moms (3)

July 27, 2015 — 

I was completely opposed to having a garden this year. Last spring, we toiled and weeded and fenced and sowed and grew....blackberries. We spent time and money and invested in …

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Types of Men: The Mr. Leader | Moms (4)

July 27, 2015 — 

We identified our Mr. Visionary guys last week. Now, let’s turn to the Mr. Leaders. The Commanders. [fblikebox appid="199895370065989" pagename="douglascountymoms"] These guys may come off bossy - in my estimation …

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What personality tests can really say about you | Moms (5)

July 23, 2015 — 

If you’ve been on Facebook at all, you’ve likely seen the countless quizzes which tell you all about what kind of person you are. In my minutes with nothing to …

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BLT with Eggplant Jo-Jo's | Moms (6)

July 23, 2015 — 

In the summer, we tend to have BLTs quite a bit. As scrumptious as they are, its always good to shake things up a bit. Behold the eggplant. The well-known …

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Mini muffins for your mini to make | Moms (7)

July 21, 2015 — 

My girls love to experiment in the kitchen. My older daughter, who is 10, has started baking cupcakes this last year. She has even made up her own recipes. My …

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Why not hitting that snooze button can benefit you | Moms (8)

July 20, 2015 — 

Have you ever been so tired but can’t sleep? Your body is just wanting rest, but your mind is disagreeing. The internal alarm is going off at 5 a.m., even …

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Pause, rewind? What button would you choose? | Moms (9)

July 20, 2015 — 

I begin with an apology. This decided topic is unfair in what I offer yet upon an honest reflection may leave proof on the need. I am betting on that …

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New playground not what it seems, plus fees | Moms (10)

July 20, 2015 — 

My family and a few friends know this about me - I don't like most surprises. I say “most” because there is always the exception to the rule. For instance, …

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Lunch solution with easy chicken tenders | Moms (11)

July 17, 2015 — 

In my house, summer living is synonymous with summer eating. With all four kids home all day, I have to get creative with our schedule and our meals. During the …

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Backyard fire pit? Know your safety and regulations | Moms (12)

July 17, 2015 — 

Neighbors who look out for each other are priceless. On Tuesday night I received a text from a neighbor who was worried by the sight of firetrucks at our home. …

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Are you fearful? Do you worry? | Moms (13)

July 15, 2015 — 

Fear. It’s something I’m afraid of. I was trying to be funny, but in reality that word fear has had a lot of control over my life. Why do I …

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Grilled Spicy Thai Chicken Wings | Moms (14)

July 14, 2015 — 

Oh how I love the simplicity of summer. The long days, lazier mornings and easy meals lace together into memories we carry into the colder, barren days of the year. …

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The force behind my couch to 5K plan | Moms (15)

July 13, 2015 — 

A dear my friend of mine recently completed her first full marathon. In the weeks and months leading up to it, I admired her determination and perseverance to train and …

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Are you a backseat driver? | Moms (16)

July 13, 2015 — 

There’s a part of me that feels like it must be in control of everything all the time. It can get pretty miserable when it turns into a hyper-vigilance that …

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Why we should stop thinking "Happy wife, happy life" | Moms (17)

July 13, 2015 — 

For quite some time now I have been hearing the phrase, “Happy Wife, Happy Life” and I think I die a little every time it’s said. I work hard to …

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Barbecue Teriyaki Chicken | Moms (18)

July 7, 2015 — 

During the summer when it’s hot, we barbecue a lot, so we don’t heat up the house with cooking. This is a great recipe that can be made the morning …

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The absence of a father and making of a wonderful parent | Moms (19)

July 7, 2015 — 

Once upon a time I believed that if a parent did all the right things a child would turn out exactly the way you want. They would grow up, make …

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Perfect summer dessert: Pistachio-Honey Cake | Moms (20)

June 30, 2015 — 

I'm not one for rich, heavy flavors - especially in cake and especially in the summer. Who wants a big piece of chocolate cake on a 90 degree day? (Well, …

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