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5 most helpful baby items | Moms (2)

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 (3)

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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Adultery and American marriages | Moms (4)

August 22, 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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Best family spots on the Southern Oregon Coast | Moms (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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 (11)

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 (12)

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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Flowers and life lessons | Moms (13)

August 22, 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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Back to school: Community backpack giveaway | Moms (14)

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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Time to get 'Interrupted': Book review and giveaway | Moms (15)

August 22, 2014 — 

Comment on this post via Douglas County Moms page on Facebook ' #Interrupted #DouglasCoMoms ' for a chance to win the book Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity by …

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ParkFit, the mom-friendly alternative to CrossFit | Moms (16)

August 21, 2014 — 

It seems like all my friends have CrossFit (or other cool gym) memberships these days. They are all running around, looking sweaty and fit, posting amazing pictures of their gym …

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Mother warns others that disabilities are a 'burden for you and society' | Moms (17)

August 21, 2014 — 

As the parent of a child with special needs, I'm offended by the notion that any person with disabilities is considered 'a burden on society.' According to an article on …

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Selfies and the age of narcissism | Moms (18)

August 21, 2014 — 

I’m just gonna say it: Enough with the selfies. It’s not only embarrassing for you, but for everyone else too. It’s embarrassing because it shows that there are entire generations …

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What I learned from the Walmart mom | Moms (19)

August 21, 2014 — 

Dear Mom of Three at Walmart yesterday, I saw you. I had turned my cart into your aisle and I saw the busyness of your little family. The older two …

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Wisdom for the uncomfortable teenager | Moms (20)

August 7, 2014 — 

I am really enjoying having teens. We’ve gotten through (most of) the messes, whining and busyness of parents of littles, and are in the last stages of “what you need …

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