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Great Presidents’ Day Reads!

It’s Presidents’ Day!  While getting an extra long weekend is good enough reason to celebrate, we can also take a little time to remember the many great presidents of our country and what they accomplished.  Here is a book list of the best Presidents’ Day books on the shelf!  For the youngest readers (preschool age):  […]

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Minions and Messes

One of my favorite movies is Despicable Me. Oh my word…Gru. I love him. “Assemble the Minions” makes me smile every time. I feel like Gru when it’s time to get jobs done at the house.   Periodically, a mom will ask, “How do you get your kids to do chores??” Well, gentle reader, I don’t […]

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This Phase of Sweetness

When my children were 1 and 2.5, I wondered what life would be like when both kids didn’t nap, when both kids were in school, when both kids were kids… not babies. I felt like I was drowning : nursing, rushing home for nap time, lack of sleep, and the endless diaper changes. Now that […]

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Supporting Special Diets

“My daughter has Crohn’s disease.” It’s something I have said thousands of times to friends, waiters, cashiers, bank tellers, nice ladies in the line at Target, teachers, coaches, neighbors, etc. It feels like it invades almost every area of our life, because food is so much a part of social interaction. Capri-Suns after games, suckers […]

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Teenagers

When my kids were little, there were more seasoned moms that would say, “Oh, you think it is hard now, just wait until they are teenagers!” I used to just brush it off and think, “no way, my kids will never…” Never say never, right?! Now here I sit, years later, with a son who […]

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My Almost Empty Nest

When our children are born we mark all the milestones. The first words, first steps, potty training, and first day of school. I was so happy when my oldest entered high school, because in 4 short years I would begin the process of  “emptying my nest.”  I spent 18 years loving and protecting him. I […]

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