Book Review: Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake By Anna Quindlen

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Book Review: Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake By Anna Quindlen

LOTS OF CANDLES,  PLENTY OF CAKE By Anna Quindlen Published April 24, 2012 **** In this irresistible memoir, the New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Anna Quindlen writes about looking back and ahead—and celebrating it all—as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all the stuff in our closets, and more.…

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Scenes From Our Week – Week 30

This has been a stressful week to say the least.  My mom is still battling some health issues and there have been lots of phone calls and stressful moments trying to decide the best course of action.  This next month is going to be full of dr appointments but, also, hopefully some answers.  Please continue…

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Scenes from Our Week – Week 29

Patrick turned 12 on Wednesday as you may have read in an earlier post.  One of the things he is most excited about with being 12, is being able to finally sit in the front seat of the van!  It will be different to have someone riding next to me now….where will I set all…

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Ebook Winner

Sorry to be so delayed in posting the winner.  I had to leave town unexpectedly yesterday and have just returned.  And the winner is…………………………………………………..     True Random Number Generator Min: Max: Result:5 Powered by RANDOM.ORG   The winner of the ebook EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS by Lisa April Smith is entry #5, Angie.    Thanks to…

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Commercial Rewind

Today we were eating and Bennett dropped his hash browns into his french toast syrup.  He is my kid that doesn’t like his food to touch.  He said, “Oh no, my hash browns just got into my syrup.” and I instantly thought of that old commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  So, since the kids…

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Twelve

I have a 12-Year Old.  I have been a mom for 12 Years.  Sometimes you feel like time is flying by so fast.  But, then I also feel like I can barely remember my life before I was a mom. As I look at this photo I remember feeling this overwhelming rush of feelings: love,…

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Book Review: The Promised Land: A Novel by Valerie Stocking

THE PROMISED LAND : A NOVEL By: Valerie Stocking Published: January 13, 2012 *** It’s 1966, just two years after President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, and twelve-year-old Joy Bradford’s life is changing dramatically. Born and raised in the white suburbs of Connecticut, Joy is moving to Willets Point, Florida…

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Scenes From Our Week – Week 28

I have lots of photos to share this week from Easter, a band concert, soccer and birthday parties.  It seems there are always lots of activities in the spring that keep us running from place to place. After arriving home from the sunrise service, I was able to snap a quick photo of the kids…

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Before You Say YES……

“None of us can be all things to all people.  Figure out what’s important in your life.  Don’t be afraid to pull back from the things that aren’t.”  Stuart R Levine Do you ever feel overwhelmed with all you have committed to?  Is your kids’ schedule keeping you in constant taxi mode? This is how…

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Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Exceeding Expectations by Lisa April Smith

GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. THANKS FOR ENTERING! EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS By: Lisa April Smith Published: December 1, 2011 It’s 1961 and Palm Beach socialite, irresistible rascal and devoted father Jack Morgan encounters genuine danger while staging his suicide to shield his beloved daughters from disgrace. Next, meet his daughter Charlotte (Charlie), an over-indulged 23 year-old struggling to…

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