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Fall Is Officially Here!

The cold weather has set in here in Iowa. The leaves are falling. The farmers are combining beans and I’ve had my Pumpkin Pie Spice. I eagerly await the arrival of Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks. I heard they had arrived, but I held off until the weather changed and I would truly enjoy a…

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Mondays Matter: Week 39

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza HAVE FUN WITH AN ELDERLY PERSON -The fastest growing age group is 85 years and older. -Every 7.5 seconds a baby boomer turns 60. -1 out of 5 people, or 72 million, will be 65 years…

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Something to make you smile!

We have just returned after a weekend away at a family wedding. It was a beautiful wedding and it was so nice to catch up with my husband’s family that we don’t get to see very often. There were some funny moments that I wanted to share with you from our weekend. First of all,…

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Review and Giveaway! Digital Temple Thermometer

Thanks to Mom Select I was given the opportunity to review a Digital Temple Thermometer. The amazing part was that the day I received the thermometer in the mail, my son got very sick and I ended up taking his temperature all day long. This is my new favorite thermometer and won’t be using any…

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Something to think about……..

As you can see from a previous post, I read Jodi Picoult’s newest book Handle With Care. This story involved a family that was dealing with a lot of crisis and how the ripple effect rolled out into other people’s lives. Some parts of the book really got me thinking and I wanted to share…

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Giveaway Winner!

Here are your random numbers: 2 Timestamp: 2009-09-22 So, that means my winner is cjl. I will be sending an email shortly. Thanks for signing up.

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Review: Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult

Every expectant parent will tell you that they don’t want a perfect baby, just a healthy one. Charlotte and Sean O’Keefe would have asked for a healthy baby, too, if they’d been given the choice. Instead, their lives are made up of sleepless nights, mounting bills, the pitying stares of “luckier” parents, and maybe worst…

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A Challenge

I have read on numerous other blogs about reading challenges but have never joined in. So, I decided to give this one a try. I have 67 books on my bookshelf that I want to read. So, I would definately like to make a dent in that pile! For more information, go here to read…

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Mondays Matter: Week 38

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza DONATE BLOOD -Every 2 seconds someone needs blood. -38,000 pints of blood are used every day. -Demand for blood is rising faster than the rate of donations. In fact, donations are declining. -1 pint of blood…

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A Healthy Brain

I recently read a book titled Still Alice that was the story of a professional women who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease in her 50’s. This is a book I highly recommend. See my review here: http://sincerelystacie.com/2009/08/review-still-alice-by-lisa-genova/ The book got me thinking about my own brain. How many times have I gone into…

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