Vacation Planning On the Mind

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Vacation Planning On the Mind

As school ends and summer begins, one of the things at the front of my mind is our family vacation.  We are still trying to figure out where we are going to go.  Chatting with my sister-in-law, Julie, she also is unsure of where they family will be traveling this summer.  The planner in me…

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Drugs Made to Look Like Candy – Parents Be Aware

I get regular emails about different drug/alcohol issues going on in our area.  As the parent of a teenager (gosh, did I just say that?) and an employee of the school district, I am constantly hearing about kids making poor choices and parents who have no idea what to look for.  I would much rather…

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Summer Planning Made Simple With The Confident Mom

This is the beginning of the last week of school for us.  Just 4 days left and frankly, I am freaking out.  I don’t have all the projects done that I wanted to accomplish during the school year.  I don’t have everything figured out for our summer yet. In years past, I had given the…

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My Thoughts on Phillipians Chapter 1

www.momstoolbox.com This post is part of a four week Bible study of the Book of Philippians.  Each week I will be sharing my thoughts on one chapter and linking up with others who are also studying with me.  This Bible study is hosted by Mom’s Toolbox.  If you are also reading along, please share how…

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Book Review: The Storyteller By Jodi Picoult

THE STORYTELLER By: Jodi Picoult Published: February 26, 2013 Sage Singer befriends an old man who’s particularly beloved in her community. Josef Weber is everyone’s favorite retired teacher and Little League coach. They strike up a friendship at the bakery where Sage works. One day he asks Sage for a favor: to kill him. Shocked,…

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Join Me in the Four Week Study of Philippians

www.momstoolbox.com A blog I frequently read, Mom’s Toolbox, decided to offer a four-week Bible Study.  The study will look at one chapter of the Book of Philippians each week.  I decided it was time to really get back into the habit of reading and studying God’s word and what better time than the summer to get…

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Book Review: Stories in Uniform

STORIES IN UNIFORM A Look at the Heroics, Sacrifices, and Triumphs of Our Soldiers A Reader’s Digest Publication Published:  May 2, 2013 STORIES IN UNIFORM is a chronological retrospective of the best military pieces Reader’s Digest has run; pieces that will make you weep, make your heart sing, inspire you, enrage you, and make you laugh. Beginning in…

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Book Review: Sweet Salt Air By Barbara Delinsky

SWEET SALT AIR By: Barbara Delinsky To Be Published:  June 18, 2013 Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole’s coastal island house off of Maine. But many years, and many secrets, have kept the women apart. A successful travel writer, single Charlotte lives on the road, while Nicole,…

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Too Busy to Write

The last few weeks have been especially busy and I don’t see a slow down in my future.  We ended track season and are moving right into baseball season this week.  At least this year the boys are on the same team.  I spent last week substitute teaching and will finish my school year tomorrow…

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Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Coke Cake

I have been wanting to try this cake for awhile and decided that Mother’s Day was the perfect day for it. It is super simple, starting with a chocolate cake mix.  This cake is extremely moist and full of cherry chocolate flavor. CHOCOLATE CHERRY COKE CAKE Serves 12-15 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix 1 Cup…

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