Recent Stories in Douglas County Moms

Did Facebook make you mean? Debating v. berating | Moms (1)

December 17, 2014 — 

People are very vocal about their opinions. I know this is nothing new, but it seems that it is now acceptable for people to not only have opinions, but belittle …

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Are you a glass half full or half empty person? | Moms (2)

December 17, 2014 — 

I'm going to have to go back through Facebook and retake all the personality tests. You know the one the says I am Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables …

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Choose your own Christmas | Moms (3)

December 17, 2014 — 

I am a firm believer that as parents we set the tone of any holiday for our kids. Everyone will tell us how to do it - relatives, friends, perfect …

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Warning: This blog isn’t going to be politically correct | Moms (4)

December 17, 2014 — 

Have you seen those memes or whatever they’re called that a lot of people are posting to Facebook that are all about “Around here we say Merry Christmas, not Happy …

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The great party appetizer | Moms (5)

December 16, 2014 — 

Christmas party invitations are flooding in. The calendar is filling up and you need ideas for tasty treats to present to your friends. Even with my promise to myself to …

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A lesson in not having the answer | Moms (6)

December 16, 2014 — 

"What do you feel God is trying to teach you right now?" That was one of the questions posed to a table full of amazing women recently and I immediately …

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Bye-bye Martha Stewart, Hello Clark Griswold | Moms (7)

December 15, 2014 — 

There is a hierarchy of Christmas decorations.   On the bottom rung are the blow-up lawn ornaments, plastic reindeer and the multi-colored netted bush strings and at the pinnacle are the …

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Community members share gift ideas, traditions | Moms (8)

December 15, 2014 — 

I believe that children will not always remember the gifts they received, but they will treasure the memories made.   As parents, there is a lot of pressure to make our …

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Balsamic Berry Pork Chops | Moms (9)

December 15, 2014 — 

My incredibly wise mother taught me to do something simple and do it really well.  That isn't to say I have always followed that. Complicated recipes and creations can be fun …

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Quick and creative gift ideas | Moms (10)

December 12, 2014 — 

This really is a magical time of year for so many.  There are so many opportunities for the spirit of giving to flourish.  As a child I remember my mom baking Christmas …

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Unique Christmas gift ideas for your loved one | Moms (11)

December 12, 2014 — 

Thanks to the brightly flashing Santa sign at our local Wal-Mart, I now know that Christmas is only 20-something days away. Thanks. The list of things to-do before that time, …

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The holidays after losing a loved one | Moms (12)

December 11, 2014 — 

The holidays can become pretty jam-packed. Even when you cut back celebrations, the things you do are extra items added to your day to day routine. I survive through making …

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What is Emanuel Syndrome? | Moms (13)

December 10, 2014 — 

My daughter Allison was born with Emanuel Syndrome. It's a rare birth defect caused by an extra chromosome 22 mixed with material from chromosome 11. Early on, her genetic disorder …

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Let go of control this Christmas | Moms (14)

December 10, 2014 — 

Sparkly lights, Christmas music and children's toys in the stores are all a sign that the season is almost upon us. As we prepare for Thanksgiving celebrations we know that …

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4 workout wardrobe essentials | Moms (15)

December 10, 2014 — 

If your plan is to start working out in the new year (as it is with many of us), it may be time to clean out the gym drawer and …

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The 5 types and personalities behind your greeting cards | Moms (16)

December 10, 2014 — 

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year when our mailboxes are flooded with holiday cards from long-lost relatives and friends.  Whether you’re one of the people who sends out …

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Ensalada Rusa (Russian Salad) | Moms (17)

December 9, 2014 — 

Traveling has given me an appreciation - and healthy respect - for ethnic foods of all kinds. My husband, Nick, and I first discovered this tasty dish while he was …

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Pumpkin Pie Muffins | Moms (18)

December 9, 2014 — 

It’s fall, my favorite time of year! I love the beautiful colors of the trees, and the cooler weather is a nice change after the hot days of a fun-filled …

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Putting a spin on Taco Tuesday | Moms (19)

December 9, 2014 — 

You’ve heard of Taco Tuesday. Some families utilize the catchphrase to avoid another night of attempting something creative for dinner. We all know how exhausting it is to come up …

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The spirit of giving: a family's special Christmas story | Moms (20)

December 9, 2014 — 

As Christmas approaches we are often bombarded with the commercialization and craziness of the gift giving that can leave us feeling a little jaded and overwhelmed. We often wonder if …

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