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Soccer Mom

Bennett and Patrick as the Van Horne Vipers! Reagan, their cheerleader! Last weekend I officially became a soccer mom. Soccer was something that I was never sure about. We didn’t have soccer where I grew up and neither did my husband. We just didn’t understand it. We have been to a few of our nephew…
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Politics at home

Last week while watching the Republican Convention, we had our own little convention here at home. Patrick decided to run for Student Council at his elementary and chose the position of Room Representative. So, a campaign poster was made and a speech was written. He even got a “campaign manager” to spread the word to…
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Review: Stanley in Space

Stanley in Space is the story of Stanley Lambchop and his family. The President of the United States has chosen Stanley and his family to become the first humans to fly in the STAR SCOUT, a new top-secret spaceship. Stanley’s most exciting adventure is about to begin. He’ll meet the Queen of England, have a…
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Lessons From Your Child

I recently read the article “Memo to Mommy” in my Parents Magazine. Many of them were lessons I needed to hear and thought some of you might need to as well. These are all lessons as if your child was saying them to you. Stop freaking out about the mess! There’s always time to clean-but…
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Fruit, Vegetables, and Apple Crisp Recipe

We are so fortunate to have wonderful neighbors. We spent many nights this summer in any one of our backyards chatting, watching the kids play, and enjoying some wine, sometimes by a fire with some smores. After choosing this community 4 1/2 years ago, I can’t imagine living anywhere else. So, anyway, back to our…
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Review: Down River by John Hart

A synopsis from the book: Everything that shaped him happened near that river…Now its banks are filled with lies and greed, shame and murder. Adam Chase has a violent streak and not without reason. As a boy in Rowan County, he saw things that no child should see, suffered wounds that cut to the core…
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Book Review: The Grosse Adventures

This story involved Stan and Stinky, twin 4th graders who tend to cause trouble. Their adventures are mostly at school and involve their classmates as well. Stan and especially Stinky are well known for their powerful and smelly gas. In this story, they use their gas in a class project. The boys really enjoyed the…
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Books and Winning

Over the past several weeks I have won a few books after signing up on other blogs and websites. So, I am going to add more about the books I’m reading to my blog as well. It may help my chances of winning and may open up opportunities to receive more books! I will let…
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School has begun!

The boys are officially 2nd and 3rd graders! They were very excited to be headed off to school today. For the first time they will be in separate schools in separate towns. Patrick is looking forward to learning cursive writing! Bennett is looking forward to being “top dog” in his school as the 2nd graders…
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Summer is over

Tomorrow is our last day of summer as the kids go back to school on Thursday. As I look back at our summer I marvel at how fast it went and all we were able to squeeze in to do. I am breathing that “back to school” sigh of relief. The boys are bored with…
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