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New playground not what it seems, plus fees | Moms (1)

July 5, 2015 — 

My family and a few friends know this about me - I don't like most surprises. I say “most” because there is always the exception to the rule. For instance, …

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Perfect summer dessert: Pistachio-Honey Cake | Moms (2)

June 30, 2015 — 

I'm not one for rich, heavy flavors - especially in cake and especially in the summer. Who wants a big piece of chocolate cake on a 90 degree day? (Well, …

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Are you thankful today or complaining? | Moms (3)

June 30, 2015 — 

Thanksgiving. What comes to mind with that mention of that word? Turkey? Stuffing? Pie? Yes, pumpkin and pecan pie. Family? Black Friday? Hopefully not! In this case, I’m not talking …

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Lunch solution with easy chicken tenders | Moms (4)

June 30, 2015 — 

In my house, summer living is synonymous with summer eating. With all four kids home all day, I have to get creative with our schedule and our meals. During the …

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Why not hitting that snooze button can benefit you | Moms (5)

June 30, 2015 — 

Have you ever been so tired but can’t sleep? Your body is just wanting rest, but your mind is disagreeing. The internal alarm is going off at 5 a.m., even …

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Pause, rewind? What button would you choose? | Moms (6)

June 29, 2015 — 

I begin with an apology. This decided topic is unfair in what I offer yet upon an honest reflection may leave proof on the need. I am betting on that …

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Family-favorite, healthy summer snacks | Moms (7)

June 26, 2015 — 

Summer is almost here and if you’re like me, you may be looking for new, healthy ways to eat your favorite foods during the summer. I admit it, I’m a …

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The most powerful people in the world | Moms (8)

June 26, 2015 — 

The most powerful people teach what they know. They show good judgement, provide consistency for optimal results and display forgiveness. Powerful people aren't afraid to give an answer or tell …

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Freedom of speech lines crossed at local abortion rally | Moms (9)

June 26, 2015 — 

Free speech is a beautiful thing. It's a gift we've been given by the founders of this country and I'm very grateful for that gift. This freedom we have is …

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Celebrities get their report card as moms | Moms (10)

June 26, 2015 — 

I was in line at the grocery store the other day when a magazine headline caught my eye. “16 Celebrities Get Their Report Card as Moms.” My immediate thought was, …

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How to experience real love by letting go of expectations | Moms (11)

June 26, 2015 — 

No one has to tell you how to have romantic ideas when it comes to marriage. You don't have to be sat down for a romance lesson. The same with …

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Are you a backseat driver? | Moms (12)

June 25, 2015 — 

There’s a part of me that feels like it must be in control of everything all the time. It can get pretty miserable when it turns into a hyper-vigilance that …

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Barbecue Teriyaki Chicken | Moms (13)

June 23, 2015 — 

During the summer when it’s hot, we barbecue a lot, so we don’t heat up the house with cooking. This is a great recipe that can be made the morning …

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The force behind my couch to 5K plan | Moms (14)

June 23, 2015 — 

A dear my friend of mine recently completed her first full marathon. In the weeks and months leading up to it, I admired her determination and perseverance to train and …

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Local family, community events in June | Moms (15)

June 22, 2015 — 

June 12. Movies in the Park at Stewart Park. Dolphin Tale 2. Pre-movie entertainment begins at 7:30 and the movie begins at roughly 9 p.m. (at dusk). No alcohol or …

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The absence of a father and making of a wonderful parent | Moms (16)

June 20, 2015 — 

Once upon a time I believed that if a parent did all the right things a child would turn out exactly the way you want. They would grow up, make …

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How this mom does meals and keeps the family happy | Moms (17)

June 18, 2015 — 

I think my cooking style has changed over the years. As a newlywed, I only had a couple of recipes up my sleeve to pull out for my husband. I …

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Are you believing the lies? | Moms (18)

June 18, 2015 — 

Sometimes believing a lie is easier. Even when the truth was always deep down and somehow you knew it all along, the lie can be convenient, leaving a false security. …

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When Father's Day stirs up memories, emotions | Moms (19)

June 18, 2015 — 

Father’s Day is Sunday. My father and father-in-law have both passed away, so this is a day to honor their memory and to celebrate my husband. We won’t all be …

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How to keep a thriving marriage | Moms (20)

June 17, 2015 — 

14 years ago today I said those words so many people say, “I do.” Did we have a clue as to what we were getting into? Not even close! How …

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