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Response from the adoptive mom | Moms (1)

August 1, 2014 — 

This week Jenn Silvas posted her brave and beautiful story of adoption. A story we rarely hear from the heart of a birthmother. I needed to hear it. [iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FDouglasCountyMoms&width=300&height=270&colorscheme=light&show_faces=true&header=true&stream=false&show_border=true&appId=199895370065989" …

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Body "before" and "afters": The honest truth | Moms (2)

July 31, 2014 — 

I don’t really get to watch Good Morning America often, but the other day I happened to be in the living room when a segment came on discussing a blog …

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Waiter gets $1K tip and a lesson to pay it forward | Moms (3)

July 31, 2014 — 

I heard a story on K-LOVE the other day about a waiter who received a $1,000 tip after a diner had left the restaurant. It seems it was the diner’s …

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Douglas County Moms: Summer and al fresco dining are two natural partners (4)

July 31, 2014 — 

Summer means firing up the grill every chance I get. Outdoor dining isn’t just for casual meals. This season is meant for food eaten outdoors on real plates atop shabby-chic …

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5-month-old Roseburg baby needs heart transplant (5)

July 30, 2014 — 

If it weren’t for the monitors and tubes around her, 5-month-old Baylee Roles wouldn’t look sick. Her big blue eyes, broad smile and laughter doesn’t betray her serious heart condition. …

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Fifty Shades of bait | Moms (6)

July 30, 2014 — 

I was asked last weekend, “What is holding you captive?” The verb captivate is powerful and can be both positive and negative. [iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FDouglasCountyMoms&width=300&height=270&colorscheme=light&show_faces=true&header=true&stream=false&show_border=true&appId=199895370065989" style="border: 0px solid black;" width="300" height="270" …

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5 characteristics of the mom | Moms (7)

July 30, 2014 — 

There are as many approaches to motherhood as there are moms on the planet. There are the moms who practice attachment parenting; moms who breastfeed; moms who bottle feed. There …

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A different perspective: I put my child up for adoption | Moms (8)

July 29, 2014 — 

There are so many warm and fuzzy adoption stories that I’ve heard floating around about parents that have finalized their adoption of a new baby. Some of these are first …

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Dear sister, mother and everyone else | Moms (9)

July 28, 2014 — 

Dear sister, I wish I had known what a short time we had together. I wish I could have just relaxed and enjoyed having a friend by my side wherever …

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A place to slow down and sip | Moms (10)

July 25, 2014 — 

My favorite place to write is our local coffee shop. The baristas are getting to know my face. I rarely have the same thing twice so they wait patiently for …

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New health trend: Camel milk does a body good | Moms (11)

July 24, 2014 — 

It seems that everywhere you turn, you can find a new healthy idea. There is a constant desire to find the next product that will be the greatest thing you …

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Always #likeagirl ad envokes emotional response | Moms (12)

July 21, 2014 — 

Have you seen this? Women and girls alike are in tears all over the place... Perhaps it was because our household was supported by our working mother, maybe it was …

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My ABC Soup: Loving kids doesn’t mean there are no consequences (13)

July 21, 2014 — 

There is a book that sits on my night stand: “I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids.” I look at it. I laugh. And then I nod. …

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Viewers and cruisers family guide to Graffiti | Moms (14)

July 18, 2014 — 

From Wednesday to Sunday this week, the roads of Douglas County will fill with beautiful cars and pickups from past decades. From Chevy's to Fords, Plymouths to Studebakers. Owners enjoy …

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The truth with my weight loss secret | Moms (15)

July 18, 2014 — 

Anyone who says that losing weight is quick and easy is selling something. I mean literally, selling something.  I've spent most of my life on the diet merry-go-round. Always searching for …

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Douglas County Moms: Irish hospitality can’t be sweeter than this (16)

July 17, 2014 — 

We just got back recently from a trip to Northern Ireland visiting our family. One of the things I love about being back there is the hospitality. If you have …

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Harsh words over hunting controversy | Moms (17)

July 17, 2014 — 

In the past couple of weeks, I have been following a story about fellow Texan, Kendall Jones. She’s a Texas Tech (my alma mater) cheerleader and an avid hunter. Like …

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If it wasn't for Texas | Moms (18)

July 17, 2014 — 

My dad was a farmer. We used to joke that in the summer everyone but farmers took vacations during the nice weather. The farmers waited for the bad weather or …

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Selfies and the age of narcissism | Moms (19)

July 17, 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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A little boy's death because of a big human problem | Moms (20)

July 16, 2014 — 

This is a hard one for me to write. A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a girlfriend of mine back home in Georgia. She is pregnant …

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