Recent Stories in Douglas County Moms

Prayers for recent tragedy involving infant | Moms (1)

March 27, 2015 — 

A terrible tragedy struck our community last night. A human tragedy that shook us to the core. In a small are like ours, everyone seems to to know someone affected …

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What to do and resources to use when you suspect bullying | Moms (2)

March 27, 2015 — 

For two days I've wrestled with writing on this topic. I have gone through a couple of drafts already and I just can't wrap my head around the whole idea …

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Prepping your family for emergency with these go-to packed bags | Moms (3)

March 26, 2015 — 

There is a closet in my house which is slowly becoming overrun with various canisters of dried foods and consumable supplies we would need in an emergency. Around my house, …

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A marriage lesson in a loaf of bread | Moms (4)

March 25, 2015 — 

I hate the heel of a loaf of bread. It’s too dry for my taste. I think a good sandwich should consist of two slices of bread, perfectly aligned both …

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Easy Dinner: Creamy slow cooker chicken | Moms (5)

March 25, 2015 — 

This is a very delicious and easy dinner that my whole family loves, serving our family of six with awesome leftovers. I have thrown this in as early as 9 …

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How change for our community can start with a book | Moms (6)

March 25, 2015 — 

Nerd alert: I love books. I mean, I really love books—I always have. As a kid I used to stay up late, way past my bedtime, and hide underneath my …

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A challenge for YOU: Kindness starts when your excuses stop | Moms (7)

March 25, 2015 — 

If you’ve read my blogs the last few weeks you’ve probably noticed a running theme: change. I’m tired of accepting the status quo in our community and I want to …

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Comparison holding you back from starting something? | Moms (8)

March 24, 2015 — 

I’d like to think of myself as a self-starter, highly motivated. I’m pretty sure I’ve listed the quality “self-starter” on most, if not all, of my resumes. The older I’ve …

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To the seasoned parents of our towns | Moms (9)

March 23, 2015 — 

We haven’t officially met, I am the woman you stop in the grocery store. The one who has children clinging all around me while I try to manage reading my …

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6th student at University of Oregon with meningitis | Moms (10)

March 20, 2015 — 

When I was growing up my mother always told me to keep me hands to myself. It was an early lesson about responsibility in interacting with others. It's important to …

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How to make a sock bunny | Moms (11)

March 19, 2015 — 

I saw these sock bunnies a while back at an arts and crafts show and my kids instantly fell in love with them. I was certain I could make them …

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Milestones: Their firsts and your lasts | Moms (12)

March 19, 2015 — 

Merriam-Webster defines a milestone first as a stone serving as a milepost. We don’t have many milestones in our neck of the woods, with all our road signs taking on …

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Kindness for kids: Putting an end to the r-word | Moms (13)

March 18, 2015 — 

I don't know any parent who doesn't at some level want to raise their children to be quality individuals. We want them to be smart, funny and loved. More than …

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To the parents going through a tough time | Moms (14)

March 18, 2015 — 

Let’s be real here. I’m not perfect. I’ve never claimed to be perfect. It’s very easy to sit at my computer screen and dole out advice and sage wisdom because …

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Change for Douglas County, your response needed | Moms (15)

March 18, 2015 — 

Last week, I wrote a call to arms for the residents of Douglas County, and the responses I received were overwhelming. One thing became very clear to me—I’m in some …

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Methods in getting your children to sleep better | Moms (16)

March 18, 2015 — 

Their little faces sleepy and their bodies all worn out. After prayers, their minds drifting to superheroes and cupcakes and ponies. Our bodies not too achy and our minds not …

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Mom and former teacher on Common Core | Moms (17)

March 18, 2015 — 

Y’all, you’re reading the words of a math genius. Well, at least I was a math genius in the first grade. I don’t know if it was the addition and …

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Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls, Gluten-Free | Moms (18)

March 17, 2015 — 

My family is not a lover of cabbage, but I am. I participated in purchasing a local organic fruit and veggie basket weekly program through Eden Orchards and found a …

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St. Patrick's Day according to our Irish girl | Moms (19)

March 17, 2015 — 

It’s the day when everyone in America is Irish or at least claims to be. They wear green, eat corned beef and cabbage and turn their rivers green. Yes, it’s …

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What you need to know about poison oak (and my go-to treatment) | Moms (20)

March 15, 2015 — 

Engaged to be married, and soon after, I fell prey to the ravages of the worst weed on the planet – Poison Oak. I had lived in Douglas County for …

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