family

April 25, 2019 Blogging Update

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am needing to take some time to focus on family. My dad went into the hospital on April 5th and is finally coming home today. Our crisis is over, but there is a new normal. Dad is home and we are so thankful. He will need a…
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April 8, 2019 Blogging Update

I wanted to let all my loyal readers, fellow bloggers, publicists, authors, and publishers know that my dad is in the hospital and spending time with him is a priority right now. Any posts and reviews planned for the coming days and weeks may not happen as scheduled. Rest assured that I will catch up…
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Books that Came My Way in November 2018

This is my monthly roundup of books that were added to my shelves in the last month. I also share an update with you on other things going on in my life.   We had a bit of a lull in activities for a short time period and now we are back into a crazy…
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My #OneWord for 2018

I love choosing ONE WORD to narrow my focus for the year. Sheila at BookJourney.net offers a space for us to share our ONE WORDS each year. I chose ONE WORD in 2015 and 2016, but never landed on one for last year. I missed having that focus last year and was determined to find one this…
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Life Here in Our Corner of the World

Patrick in Lane 1 Thanks to those of you who wished us luck and offered good wishes for Patrick’s trip to the Iowa State Track Meet. It was quite the experience and one I’m sure he will never forget. Even though he didn’t run his best race ever, he ran on that famous blue oval…
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Traveling to the Blue Oval

Image Credit – Traci Nolan Last week our son ran his toughest race ever and finished second in the 3200 meter at the State Qualifying Meet. He finished with a personal record best time of 10:02.70. Photo credit – The Gazette Today our family heads to Des Moines to watch Patrick along with several other…
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I’ve Been MIA, But It’s Finally Summer

A recent sunset from my back yard I’ve been a little MIA lately. Gosh, where has the last month gone? Yesterday was the last day of school for our kids and frankly, for me too. I subbed all the way through the last day of school. I wasn’t expecting to be subbing for the last…
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Life is Not a Race…

Many of you know that I’m a mom with three active kids. I’m also a devoted wife who likes to take spontaneous lunch dates with her husband. I am also a substitute teacher that recently has been more full-time than part-time. I’m a community volunteer who just finished a huge campaign to purchase new band…
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A Little Monday Inspiration – Family

With what pleasure do we look upon a family, through the whole of which reign mutual love and esteem, where the parents and the children are companions for one another, without any other difference than what is made by respectful affection on the one side, and kind indulgence on the other… Adam Smith One of…
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Sunday Snippets 3.22.15

On Sundays I like to share snippets from our past week or weeks. If you don’t already know, we live in a small town in Iowa and our kids are active in sports and music related activities. We have had a bit of a lull since basketball finished up last month and soccer games haven’t…
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Stacie's read-in-2019 book montage

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Seven Sundays: A Faith, Fitness, and Food Plan for Lasting Spiritual and Physical Change


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