9 Years Already!

Nine years ago today, I became a mom! I gave birth to our son Patrick and will never forget that feeling when the nurse put him in my arms for the first time. Patrick is such a funny, bright, and unique kid. I love how he has his dad’s sense of humor, and my musical…
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Review: True Colors by Kristin Hannah

The Grey sisters have always been close. After their mother’s death, the girls banded toether, becoming best friends. Their stern, disapproving father cares less about his children than about his reputation. To Henry Grey, appearances are everything, and years later, he still demands that his daughters reflect his standing in the community. Winona, the oldest…
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Mondays Matters: Week 15

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly BozzaRIDESHAREOnly 10.2% of workers rideshare. 52.5 cents/mile is the average cost to drive a car due to fuel, maintenance, tires, depreciation, and insurance. 34% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition due to heavy usage and…
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I Admit It! I’m Addicted!

Admitting your addiction is half the problem, right? But the other part of the problem is I don’t want help for my addiction. I have mentioned before that I joined Facebook and love that I have reconnected with old friends and have found that it is a much easier way to stay connected with family…
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Mondays Matter: Week 14

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza Create, Support, and Appreciate Art 93 % of people believe the arts are vital to a well-rounded education. Regardless, only 29% of schools have been able to maintain time and funding for art programs. Children spend…
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Chocolate Banana Raisin Muffins

When you have leftover bananas laying around, sometimes banana bread or banana bars just don’t sound good. So, these muffins are a nice change and are a perfect little snack. Chocolate Banana Raisin Muffins2 ripe bananas1 egg, beaten1/3 cup vegetable oil1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I have used 1 cup white, 1/2 whole wheat)1 cup…
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A Chilly Morning!

This morning was spent outside bundled up in our “orange” to cheer on our favorite soccer team, The Vipers. It was our first game of the season and it a was windy and cold 47 degrees. During the game the sun came out and did warm it up a tad. The kids had fun. The…
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Review: Look Both Way: A Midnight Twins Novel by Jacquelyn Mitchard

I received an ARC of this book and it is available in stores today. This is a Young Readers Book recommended for ages 12 and up. From the back of the book: One twin has the power to see into the future, one to see deep into the past. Mally and Merry Brynn thought that…
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Every Hair On Your Head

Today, I was home with my son Bennett who was sick. He is my snuggler, my thinker and my questioner. He likes to ask those big questions like Why did God make the sky blue?, When will I get to see Grandma Margaret again (she passed away in Dec 2006)? How come people have to…
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Mondays Matter: Week 13

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Way To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza. This is an idea that is near and dear to my heart…Books and Reading Donate Books 61% of low-income families have NO books in their homes. 55% of children have an increased interest in reading when…
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