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What you need to know about Ebola | Moms (1)

October 22, 2014 — 

You’re probably aware that there is an Ebola outbreak in western Africa; specifically the countries of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone (Nigeria has been declared free of the Ebola virus …

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Douglas County Moms: Mom's Meatloaf | Moms (2)

October 21, 2014 — 

A wet, cold day somehow makes a lot of us hungry. Our stomach's long this time of year for what we call, comfort food. This particular dish is a classic, …

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Living for Sundays and Somedays | Moms (3)

October 21, 2014 — 

With three kids and a very busy schedule, life tends to feel like a runaway train some days. It is easy to get discouraged by all the things I "should" …

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Death with Dignity or doctor-assisted suicide? | Moms (4)

October 20, 2014 — 

Death-with-Dignity.  It sounds serene. It sounds like something you’d want to support for the simple fact that you rob people of dignity if you don’t.  Is it just a new, more honorable …

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How I forgave and overcame bitterness | Moms (5)

October 20, 2014 — 

Have you ever hurt someone else with your words by taking your anger out on an innocent person? I am 100-percent guilty of that. I have let the pain, anger …

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Douglas County Moms: Gluten free pumpkin cranberry bread | Moms (6)

October 20, 2014 — 

Now that fall is officially here, I have found myself wanting to bake more. Who doesn't enjoy home baked goods? A few weeks ago I was recommended by a doctor …

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A mom's answer to, "Are you done having kids?" | Moms (7)

October 20, 2014 — 

“We’re done.” It’s one of the many stocked responses I give when I am approached by strangers asking me about my family. “How many children do you have?” (Four.) “How …

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My ABC Soup: Life with perseverence over Death with Dignity (8)

October 19, 2014 — 

Last week Douglas County Moms blogger Marla Smart wrote about cancer patient Brittany Maynard and her choice to die via doctor-prescribed pills, better known as the Death with Dignity Act …

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7 things I love about fall (and a few I could live without) | Moms (9)

October 17, 2014 — 

Fall is finally here, and admittedly is my favorite season but as with anything, there is always room for improvement. Love #1: School is back in session! I can't tell …

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Bridge the generation gap, don't fill it | Moms (10)

October 17, 2014 — 

Every generation seems to worry about the next one coming along.   When we're younger, the general consensus is that those older folks don’t have a clue.  The truth is, both sides …

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Thoughts and prayers for the Anderson family | Moms (11)

October 16, 2014 — 

Today I do not have many words to say.  A friend has lost her son, and I mourn for her. Travis (T.J.) Anderson was my daughter’s friend, and attended school with …

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How to fall in love with your spouse over and over again | Moms (12)

October 16, 2014 — 

“Marriage at best is difficult.” I can still hear my mom giving this piece of advice with her gentle calming smile. She and Dad were married 57 years. There was …

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A military mom and the Battle Buddy we all need | Moms (13)

October 16, 2014 — 

Last week, I was able to see my son graduate from basic training. It was a proud moment, seeing that young man (my little boy forever) announce his name and …

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When your kids (and you) need an attitude adjustment | Moms (14)

October 16, 2014 — 

My heart goes out to my children when I watch them try to make an attitude adjustment. Their little lips tremble and their breath comes in gasps as they swallow …

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Douglas County Moms: Sweet, spicy salmon with smoke rub | Moms (15)

October 15, 2014 — 

Since moving to Oregon and marrying a fisherman, I have learned that fall does not only describe a season, but a fish—fall Chinook salmon, to be precise. From late summer …

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Reasons kids are like dogs | Moms (16)

October 15, 2014 — 

Before we had kids, my husband and I had a dog that we pampered. I was totally one of those people who treated my dog like a child and was …

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What you signed up for and why you can't quit | Moms (17)

October 14, 2014 — 

Some days, being a wife and mom is harder than others. Today I drove my grandparents to the airport and on my way home after dropping them off, my youngest …

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Local harvest festivals and Halloween events | Moms (18)

October 14, 2014 — 

October is a great month to get out and about with your family. The weather is still warm and there are some great family events coming up this month for …

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Douglas County Moms: Pumpkin dip gets top scores from busy mom (19)

October 13, 2014 — 

I love simple recipes the kids can help with; it creates bonding time and helps to equip them with a knowledge of cooking and baking that they can use later …

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Checklist for your family photo shoot | Moms (20)

October 13, 2014 — 

I have a love/hate relationship with family pictures. I love having beautiful family portraits to capture this special time in our lives, but I hate the stress that always seems …

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