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Merry CHRISTmas!

I wanted to introduce you to a song and a group that our family loves! The Go Fish Guys are a Christian group of 3 guys who “make music that kids love and won’t drive parents bonkers”. If the kids and I have tasks to complete…I frequently put a Go Fish CD on because it…
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A Snowman Idea and Storytime

  A few months ago I offered to lead a storytime for toddlers at our small town library. So, in November I held my first storytime with 4 little ones. We learned about leaves and it was a fun hour in my day! This month my theme is “Snow”. So, thanks to my friend Tina,…
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First snowfall of the Season!

This weekend we had our first snowfall of the season. The snow was wet and perfect for snowman making and snowball throwing. The kids couldn’t decide what to do first….decorate the tree (as we had originally planned) or go out and build the snowman! Both got accomplished and we have a new addition to our…
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Review: Shelter Me by Juliette Fay

After the sudden death of her husband, Janie LaMarche is swamped by tides of grief and rage. Yet she’s forced to confront the onward march of her life by an unlikely cast of interventionists: her two small children, her Ipecac-toting aunt, the “unflinchingly nice” parish priest, and the contractor hired by her husband to build…
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Review & Coupon: RIDEMAKERZ

Our family was given the opportunity to try out RIDEMAKERZ which we were very excited about. We have 2 boys ages 8 and 7 and they were thrilled to check out these cars. Please watch the video to get an idea of what RIDEMAKERZ is all about. Their website is http://www.ridemakerz.com/. They also have several…
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Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

It’s January 1946 and London is emerging from the shadow of WWII. Author Juliet Ashton is having a terrible time finding inspiration for her next book when she gets a letter from Dawsey Adams from Guernsey, a British Island that had been occupied by the Nazis. He found her address in an old Charles Lamb…
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Christmas Carols

Yesterday was our second After School Jams. As I said last week, we had 22 kids and I challenged the kids to each bring a friend. Well, this afternoon we had 28 total kids with 2 kids from last week not attending. So, we had 8 new kids. It was very exciting to see. One…
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Blessings and a Recipe

Yesterday was our 1st afterschool program at church that I talked and prayed about in a previous post. We knew for sure we would get 8-10 kids, we hoped for more, we planned for 25 and we had 22 kids in attendance! We were blessed by each one of them and excited to have kids…
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Honor our Veterans!

I was proud to attend the Veteran’s Day program at our school this morning. We have gone every year since the boys were in school since they sing at the program. It is always a moving experience for me. Sometimes it is the songs that are sung, the speech that is given or the sight…
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Go Vikes!

This weekend we surprised our boys with tickets to the Vikings vs Packers game. Now for some people this may not be a big deal, but it was for us. None of us have ever been to a NFL game. It was difficult for me to wrap my brain around spending $500 on something that…
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