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Chicken Spaghetti Casserole | Moms (1)

January 24, 2015 — 

Comfort foods are on the menu at our house right now. With the chilly weather and short days, having something hot and filling fits the bill. Years ago, I came …

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Dear Boys: Don't be mad at me when you're 30 | Moms (2)

January 24, 2015 — 

My boys turned one this last week. My babies. One! [fblikebox appid="199895370065989" pagename="douglascountymoms"] It was a little different than when my girls turned one because the boys are our third …

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Behind and beyond the leggings | Moms (3)

January 24, 2015 — 

It seems there is no shortage of topics that can take people from friends to frenzied. If vaccinations, cloth diapers and breast feeding weren't enough to lob verbal grenades into …

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Confessions of a housewife | Moms (4)

January 23, 2015 — 

I have a confession to make. It's hard to admit, but I'm tired of hiding the truth about myself so here it is. I very rarely make my bed. I'm …

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To the one who unknowingly changed my life | Moms (5)

January 22, 2015 — 

Have you ever had one of those paradigm-shifting moments, where it almost feels like you're having an out-of-body experience? I did. Yesterday. Don't get confused here - I'm not talking …

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Dear daughters... | Moms (6)

January 22, 2015 — 

Lately, I’ve taken time to reflect a bit on my life so far. I suppose that’s because next week is my birthday. I am turning 30...plus a few years. No …

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Idolization, criticisim and an American Sniper | Moms (7)

January 21, 2015 — 

Last week American Sniper made Hollywood history with the largest opening of a film ever for the month of January. The movie is based on the real life US Navy …

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Choose your word for 2015 | Moms (8)

January 21, 2015 — 

It's the ninth day of a brand new year. As so often happens at the beginning of January, we look forward to leaving behind those habits that have haunted us …

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Easy, safe, germ-slaying homemade disinfectant | Moms (9)

January 21, 2015 — 

Countertops, toys and pillows. In our very busy world what common need could these things possibly have? What on earth ties them together in every home? Let me tell you: …

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Whole30: Simple Beef Jerky and Breakfast Sausage | Moms (10)

January 20, 2015 — 

At the beginning of January, several friends of mine joined me in taking on Whole30 plan. For thirty days you avoid some of the most common foods that cause intolerances. …

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Shredding the pounds of anxiety, past circumstances | Moms (11)

January 20, 2015 — 

As we begin each brand new year, traditionally we take a moment to reflect on ourselves and the past year. Mistakes we’ve made and things we wish we had done …

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When you're living in the fog | Moms (12)

January 20, 2015 — 

A few days before Christmas I was driving on the freeway early in the morning for an appointment. It was a cold, foggy December morning and I have to say, …

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Death of a Douglas County mom prompts life change | Moms (13)

January 19, 2015 — 

Last month the community lost a wonderful woman, Nicole Nelson Schantz. Not long before Christmas, I stood inside a store at a picture kiosk and I was really excited to …

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20 Ways to Becoming Mary Poppins | Moms (14)

January 18, 2015 — 

My eldest daughter is currently into Mary Poppins. It had been a very long time since I had seen the movie therefore I was delighted when she was ready to …

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Finding real solutions for sex addictions | Moms (15)

January 16, 2015 — 

Addiction is sometimes an overused word but often a misunderstood concept. Because addiction is connected to behavior it's just too easy to focus on the action and forget that deep …

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Words worth hearing | Moms (16)

January 15, 2015 — 

I love quotes. I can get lost looking at the words people have said that are meant to make you think, to make you laugh, or to inspire you deep …

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Ship Ashore Cheese Fondue | Moms (17)

January 7, 2015 — 

I love cheese. We often joke in our family about how much cheese we eat. Therefore, any appetizer or entrée that includes cheese will be liked in this house – …

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New Year's resolutions and the trick to keeping them | Moms (18)

January 7, 2015 — 

Every year after Christmas, my family goes back to the South for a family reunion with my parents, my sisters and their families and my grandparents from my mom’s side. …

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Healthy (and Paleo) packed lunches your kids will love | Moms (19)

January 7, 2015 — 

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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The value of size and what is 'normal' ? | Moms (20)

January 5, 2015 — 

Growing up, I always wanted to be a size 8. That was the number of beauty back then and being beautiful gave you value. The last time I saw that …

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