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Why I stayed dry for the ALS challenge | Moms (1)

August 27, 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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Adultery and American marriages | Moms (2)

August 27, 2014 — 

Last Sunday I went to church and like many times before I walked away feeling like there was a reason I was there. There certainly was a reason that I …

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Douglas County Moms: Get your caffeine fix with Mocha Truffle Cookies (3)

August 26, 2014 — 

Like it or not, fall is on its way and that is my favorite time of year to do some serious baking. I came across this recipe a few years …

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Douglas County Moms: Healthy dining doesn’t equal deprivation (4)

August 26, 2014 — 

Often I have second thoughts about posting food on Instagram and Facebook. I’ve heard complaints before that not everyone wants to see your dinner. However, last week, a friend approached …

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Hard goodbyes: Sending your child to kindergarten | Moms (5)

August 26, 2014 — 

So, here we are just one week away from school starting and I find myself with so many conflicting emotions. Usually, I look forward to this time of year. School …

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Flowers and life lessons | Moms (6)

August 25, 2014 — 

I love flowers! In any form, they are just so beautiful...drawn, painted, in a garden, at a florist shop, given, received. They brighten my day when I see them. I …

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10 qualities of a good parent | Moms (7)

August 25, 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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Weekend Project: DIY pallet headboard | Moms (8)

August 23, 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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5 most helpful baby items | Moms (10)

August 22, 2014 — 

One of my favorite experiences of becoming a mother was preparing for the arrival of my children. Getting the nursery ready, washing the tiny baby clothes in the aroma of …

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The real definition of friendship | Moms (11)

August 22, 2014 — 

The word friend or friendship can mean a lot to us at different times in our lives and each individual sees friendship in a different way. Do you count your …

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Best family spots on the Southern Oregon Coast | Moms (12)

August 22, 2014 — 

August is here, which means the salmon are moving into the bays and my family will be spending some extra time at the coast. My husband is an avid fisherman, …

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Was summer all that you hoped it would be? | Moms (13)

August 22, 2014 — 

As the summer vacation starts to wind down for my boys, I have been looking back over the last three months and evaluating the time we spent together. I started …

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Douglas County Moms: Taco Stoup makes great use of local corn (14)

August 22, 2014 — 

I love the abundance of local produce we get here in Douglas County this time of year. We are so lucky to live in an area that produces such great …

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Wanting the best for our kids vs. giving the best | Moms (15)

August 22, 2014 — 

This past weekend was my youngest daughter’s 2nd birthday and while it was a far cry from the Nemo themed, 30-plus attendee shindig we had for our eldest, Little Girl …

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5 essentials to buying school supplies | Moms (16)

August 22, 2014 — 

The countdown has begun. Teachers are busily attending meetings and prepping classrooms, kids are getting in a few more days of sleeping in and fun, and parents are crossing days …

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Healthy (and Paleo) packed lunches your kids will love | Moms (17)

August 22, 2014 — 

Summer is coming to a screeching halt. Soon the streets will be filled with happy children and school buses. After the school supplies are purchased and new clothes hung up, …

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What I realized about turning 30 | Moms (18)

August 22, 2014 — 

I recently turned 30 and in all honesty, I have been looking forward to it for a while now. I never quite understood women who struggled with this age. I've …

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#WeAreN: Why you need to care about the Islamic State of Iraq, now | Moms (19)

August 22, 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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Back to school: Community backpack giveaway | Moms (20)

August 22, 2014 — 

Back to school shopping is here. The stores have lists of supplies by the front door. The aisles are filling with backpacks, pencils and a vast array of binders, erasers …

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