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Parenting lessons from Alek Skarlatos | Moms (1)

September 2, 2015 — 

Back to school is in full swing. My Facebook and Instagram news feed was filled with adorable photos of sweet school kids ready for their first day of the new …

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White Enchiladas and Fast Pepper Salsa | Moms (2)

September 1, 2015 — 

On a day when I didn't have the ingredients I thought I did (sound familiar to anyone?) I was still able to put together an unexpectedly great dish. I call …

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When summer didn't go as you hoped it would | Moms (3)

September 1, 2015 — 

It's hard to believe school starts again in a few weeks. For some of us we will be switching out our sunscreen for school backpacks and our lazy mornings for …

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A letter from your child's teacher | Moms (4)

September 1, 2015 — 

Dear Mom,  Summer is drawing to a close, and you are probably preparing your family for a return to school. You might be feeling anxious about leaving your baby at school …

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Cheaters Asian Chicken Salad | Moms (5)

September 1, 2015 — 

I have a super simple recipe I made the other day. It would be only "semi-homemade" but it was so delicious, my husband even asked me if I smoked the …

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The nicest family you've met all day | Moms (6)

September 1, 2015 — 

My daughter Allison will turn 16 this year. To celebrate I have spent the week treating her to a mother daughter trip to the Disneyland Resort. As you can imagine, …

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What to do when you feel "blah" | Moms (7)

September 1, 2015 — 

Have you ever woken up just feeling blah and can’t explain it? Do you feel great one day and then down the next? I have had that happen lately. I …

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All natural secrets to a healthy fall | Moms (8)

August 31, 2015 — 

Fall is upon us and with cooler temperatures mixed with the crowds of children starting a fresh year - things that are inevitable will surely creep in. Today I have …

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What you need to watch out for when "trying for a girl" | Moms (9)

August 28, 2015 — 

Every child desires to know they are wanted. No one in their right mind would tell a child that because of their gender, they were not what their parents had …

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Chicken tenders and hummus an easy meal (10)

August 27, 2015 — 

Both of my daughters have experimented with recipes featured in the Disney Princess Cookbook. My oldest daughter actually made us dinner one night. I was very proud of her. She …

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One step freezer meals for busy school days | Moms (11)

August 27, 2015 — 

It’s a great time of year because fall is around the corner! For me, that means less time at home, as school starts back up for me and our youngest. …

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Why we are Douglas County Moms | Moms (12)

August 24, 2015 — 

This group of women that you read about and follow are really incredible. I think we are all here writing because we all have struggles. And in the valley of …

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Book Giveaway: For the Love by Jen Hatmaker | Moms (13)

August 21, 2015 — 

I'm passionate about community. My mercy heart screams out when I feel as if someone has had to to walk a dark path on their own or even celebrate a …

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Fresh Roasted Salsa | Moms (14)

August 20, 2015 — 

We are so blessed to live in the Umpqua Valley where vegetables burst on their vines all summer long. Peaches drag tree branches to the ground while berries grow on …

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Deals, food and more family fair info | Moms (15)

August 20, 2015 — 

I can already smell the elephant ears and curly fries. Yes, it’s that time again this summer. The Douglas County Fair opens Wednesday, August 5 and runs until Saturday, August …

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Using a travel agent | Moms (16)

August 20, 2015 — 

It's hard to believe the Internet is as old as it is. I'm sure for some it's hard to remember when the Internet didn't exist. Does it date me when …

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Why you should purge | Moms (17)

August 20, 2015 — 

This summer, we’ve been purging our home. It has been necessary because after so many years of married life and family, we have become bogged down by stuff. Closets, garage, …

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For the teenage girl | Moms (18)

August 19, 2015 — 

I have been wondering for some time if this is how I should reach you – on a moms blog, kind of hilarious. I guess I am making some assumptions. …

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Grandma's "Yummy Nummy" | Moms (19)

August 18, 2015 — 

In the summer of 1999, I came out to visit Oregon from Ireland and to meet my future mother-in-law. While I was staying at her house, she introduced me to …

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What you must know about heat exhaustion and heat stroke | Moms (20)

August 14, 2015 — 

It was one of the hottest days on record in Roseburg and my husband Russ was determined to finish the landscaping of our back yard. My 40th birthday was later …

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