A few weeks ago my husband told me that the house next door to us had been sold. I was elated.
We moved to our home more than a year ago, and there was nothing but an empty lot next door to us. And another empty lot next to that one. Then, over the summer, the builder decided to develop spec houses on…
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I had the opportunity to attend Media Night at the Sacramento County Fair before it was open to the public, I had so much fun! You definitely want to go out and visit the Sacramento County Fair this Memorial Day Weekend at the Cal Expo Fair Grounds May 25-29, 2017.
We have the perfect weather just in time to enjoy the rides, shows, food, and so…
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30 Years of Fun Fair Food – Corn Dogs, Pizza, and Entertainment
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Earlier in the week, I planned to write about volunteering as a way to bond with loved ones during the holidays. Some people close to me grappled with what to give me for Christmas since I don’t want stuff. When I told them I just wanted to do good in the community together, I saw their…Continue
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On a Monday afternoon almost 5 years ago, this is what I woke to. I had worked the night before and promptly went to sleep at 8:00 a.m. My husband had the day off and was home with the two little…Continue
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One of the more difficult aspects of our nomadic existence is…Continue
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Our town was hit with two tornadoes the day after Christmas. Families lost everything, including lives. I posted this short post on my personal blog as I was heading out the door to help.
On December 26, 2015, my daughters, two stuffed unicorns, a Mini Schnauzer, the head of an English Mastiff and I crowded into a tiny shower. We sang songs about Jesus and played with a flashlight while tornado sirens blared in the background. My husband stood on the porch of our two…Continue
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You don’t know me and I don’t know you, but yesterday, I was looking for your little boy. We had been swimming at a hotel down the beach from yours when a security guard entered the pool and asked for all of the parent’s attention. There was a little boy, only three years old in a bathing suit bottom without a shirt, who had wandered away on the beach. My heart sank. We were to keep our eyes open.
The hair raised on my arms and on the back of my neck and I felt…Continue
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Every Sunday morning, I give my son his allowance. He does a little song and dance he made up and races to his room to put the money into his three jars. So far, he's completely understood the purpose of his spend and save jars, but we haven't done much with his give jar. He knows that he has that jar in order to give back to the world, but we were…Continue
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Huggies new Snug & Dry Ultra Hug Diapers really do lock away wetness at a better value! Help them Spread the Love and giveaway $2,000 to a worthy community project by clicking on the following link http://izea.it/l3Tuy
Huggies is asking moms everywhere to post an…Continue
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I have been blogging since 2008 and yes, there have been periods of time when I think my words are pretty much spent. 'I've talked about this before' or 'No one's commenting so is anyone even reading my words?' or, a thought that happens more often than not, 'I re-e-e-ally want to write out this experience but if the people I'm writing about read this I would be mortified. I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings'. These thoughts, and some others, have held me in what I thought was a blog…Continue
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I thought today was a fitting day to tell the story about one of my favorite school events. When Mackenzie was in the 2nd grade, her school held an event to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. They used this event to show the kids that no matter how different we may be on the outside, on the inside we’re all the same.
That in itself is very nice, but…Continue
Added by Kristen Daukas on January 16, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments
I have 3 kids which means in our time and like everyone else, we’ve sold a lot of crap. We’ve sold cookie dough, pizza making kits, wrapping paper, God awful things they considered “gifts”, magazine subscriptions and of course, Girl Scout cookies. We are VERY lucky that the elementary school we’re at now doesn’t participate in item sales – they just ask us for pledges and donations at the beginning of the year. And then nickel and dime us the rest of the year, but that’s a different…Continue
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By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
Are you alone and wondering how you'll be celebrating the holidays this year? Whether you're divorced or widowed, a single parent or the spouse of a deployed serviceperson, it most likely seemed easier when you had a partner to share in the planning. But now that you'll be the one creating the holiday mood, take advantage of the freedom you have to develop customs that are just right for you. …
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