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History, memories of the Father Daughter Dance | Moms (1)

February 12, 2016 — 

In 1996 two Douglas County couples met over an idea to bless their daughters with a special event designed to celebrate the special bond that girls often have with their …

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Don't like when things get messy? | Moms (2)

February 11, 2016 — 

My mom tells me that when I was little, I couldn’t stand being dirty. I would cry when my hands were not clean. The story goes that at my first …

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Terrific Taco Tuesdays (3)

February 10, 2016 — 

Our family likes those tacos only on Tuesday's at Smokin Friday’s BBQ in town. But we want them on other days too, and for less money. So this is my …

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To the mother of boys | Moms (4)

February 10, 2016 — 

To the Mother of Boys, I am amongst your ranks, but newly so. My sons have recently turned two and I feel like I am just dipping my toes into …

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A stranger, a brain tumor and a request for prayer | Moms (5)

February 9, 2016 — 

The breakfast area was crowded. Not as bad as yesterday, however, so I was thankful for a table my family could sit at. Dozens of families crowded in and I …

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Married or unmarried: Love and firsts | Moms (6)

February 8, 2016 — 

For the married Purity is such a fragile thing. A wholesome and captivating quality yet when left unprotected, is then gone. Just gone. Before you even knew it. Years ago …

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Better than take-out, Paleo Orange Sriracha Chicken (7)

February 5, 2016 — 

It's easy to make meat and veggies for dinner, and "eat Paleo." But what happens when you want to feed your cravings for something different? Dare I say Asian food? …

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Mom's Weekly Wrap | Moms (8)

February 5, 2016 — 

We know you’re busy and that most days you’re lucky to finish a cup of coffee before it gets cold, never mind find time to catch up on all of …

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Are you a truth teller or a story teller? | Moms (9)

February 5, 2016 — 

Last summer my husband Russ and I took a week in Hawaii to seek out a place to rest. We soaked up the sun, walked on the white sandy beaches …

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Upcoming Father Daughter dances | Moms (10)

February 4, 2016 — 

The annual Father Daughter Dance at the Douglas County Fairgrounds will be Friday February 12th 6 p.m. in the Exhibit Building. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door …

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Keeping it crunchy with walnut-crusted pork loin (11)

February 2, 2016 — 

After a month of overindulgence, I decided to get back on track with healthy eating come the beginning of January (along with many of you). Simple, nutritious and whole foods. …

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Do you get bored when life slows down? | Moms (12)

February 2, 2016 — 

Young, vibrant, and full of life, yet I had a pressing desire to ‘grow up.’ That would describe my youth, when I wrote a poem that included the line, “Let …

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5 key things to living a purposeful, joyful life | Moms (13)

January 28, 2016 — 

Yesterday I celebrated a milestone birthday. It wasn't a milestone because of age - although I’ll own up to all my years here on the earth - but because it …

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Calling out Christians on social media | Moms (14)

January 27, 2016 — 

Christians, we have got to straighten up. Between the election and the Syrian refugee crisis, my social media wall is continually filled with professed-Jesus lovers posting memes or images belligerently …

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The best way to bake French toast (15)

January 27, 2016 — 

When it comes to chefs and recipes, it can be hard to find someone who consistently comes through for everyone in a family of 6. That is until I met …

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Training Day 1: A treadmill, toddlers and something called a 'wog' | Moms (16)

January 26, 2016 — 

Did you maybe resolve to be more fit and active this New Year? Did you start off 2016 heading to the gym and eating right, only to find yourself three …

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A new, quick way to cherish memories | Moms (17)

January 25, 2016 — 

First off, I commend all who scrapbook. I mean, the time it takes to organize pictures, design pages, visualize layouts and themes, buy the appropriate stickers and let alone, finally …

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At the crossroad of delicious and nutritious (18)

January 25, 2016 — 

There was this one time that I actually went processed-foods free for a month. Sounds impossible these days right? Well, I had to do it. My health depended on it …

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When a child has low self-esteem | Moms (19)

January 25, 2016 — 

I must confess – I do not have all of this figured out. The wheels don’t stop turning because the questions and circumstances constantly shift, requiring greater amounts of wisdom, …

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What happened when my daughter told her first lie | Moms (20)

January 22, 2016 — 

The other day I had asked my daughter a question. I don’t even remember what the question was, but her answer was a lie. As I attempted to explain to …

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