my giving days 1 and 2

I have begun the 10 DAY GIVE!So far, nothing that I have given is earth shattering or huge on any level…but I haven’t really gone anywhere to do anything big. Yesterday, I took time to sit down and play my daughter’s favorite game, Cariboo with her. Tonight, we were treated to a visit from a…
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The Give Begins

A week or so ago, I signed up to participate in the 10-Day Give being sponsored by a Christian blog. I thought it was a great idea and wanted encourage others I know to do the same. I want to be a part of making other’s lives better, but with everything going on in my…
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Review: Every Freaking Day with Rachell Ray by Elizabeth Hilts

This book is an unauthorized parody of Rachael Ray who is well known for her cooking and travel shows on the Food Network, and her daytime talk show, as well as her magazine “Every Day with Rachael Ray”. I recently won this book and since I am a subscriber to the real Every Day magazine…
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36 is here!

So, I turned 36 on Friday. Where did I think I would be at 36 when I was 18 and dreaming about my future. I know I imagined I would be married and a mom. I know at 18 I imagined that I would be married to someone different than who I am now…and that’s…
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Giveaway: Hannah’s Dream

Booking Mama is giving away 3 signed copies of Hannah’s Dream by Diane Hammond. You can read her review and a chat with the author herehttp://bookingmama.blogspot.com/. I really think this sounds like a fabulous book and thought you might too! If you fell in love with the elephant in the book Water for Elephants then…
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The letter H

Today I was working with my 3 year old on her letters. She was matching the upper and lower case letters and did a great job. She rushed off to show Daddy her papers. He asked her why the H and h looked different. Reagan replied, “This h is the real h and this H…
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Determination!

On Saturday, as I was watching our sons play soccer and snapping photos, I noticed something that was very obvious to me. Their determination! These 2 photos are just a couple examples of their determination they showed throughout the game to go after the ball and make a goal. They ended up tying the game…
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Author: William Kent Krueger

A few weeks ago, I was privileged to meet and visit with mystery author, William Kent Krueger. He came to my small Iowa town on a library tour, and even though I had never read any of his books, I couldn’t miss the chance to hear an author speak. He was a wonderful speaker and…
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Review: Jackie and Me by Dan Gutman

Like every other kid in his class, Joe Stoshack has to write a report on an African American who’s made an important contribution to society. Unlike every other kid in his class, Joe has a special talent: with the help of old baseball cards, he can travel through time. So for his report, Joe decides…
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Review: The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brasheres

Ann Brasheres is the author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series for young adults. This is her first novel for adults. This story is one of a beach-community friendship traingle among three young adults for whom summer and this place have meant everything. Sisters Riley and Alice have been returning to their parent’s…
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