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Book Review: Four Before Their Time By Timothy Spillane

FOUR BEFORE THEIR TIME A Story of Hope, Resilence, and Miracles By: Timothy Spillane Published: August 22, 2014 Publisher: SkitterBird, LLC Non-Fiction/Memoir/Christian Anne is an Army officer, physician, and wife. Anne and her husband Rob decide it is time to have a family and get one all in one swoop. Anne becomes pregnant with quadruplets.…
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Too Many Things

Where have I been? I’ve been subbing. I’ve been busy in our community. I’ve been a mom to three active kids. So….the blog had to take a back seat. I’m behind on book reviews.  I have already missed two deadlines and am close to missing a third. I’m extremely behind on reading. I’ve had a…
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Just Breathe

Last night I shared this photo on my Instagram feed.  I needed a reminder, something I could visualize and remind me  to take a moment and just Breathe. This has been a hectic week and an emotional one as well. Yesterday I was pretty frazzled.  My cousin sent me a text and all it said…
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A Tough but Valuable Lesson

Our daughter learned a lesson this week  that was one she had to learn much too early.  This lesson broke her heart  and brought tears to my eyes as she shared the story.  Our daughter ran for Room Representative this year so she could be part of the Student Council at her elementary. Last year…
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Children’s Book Review: The Icky, Sticky Tea Party By Anne M. Jenks

THE ICKY, STICKY TEA PARTY By: Anne M. Jenks Illustrated By: Gaston Hauviller Published: May 23, 2014 Publisher: Laredo Publishing Anne Jenks is back with another children’s book on a helpful topic.  I previously reviewed BITSY BEAR that dealt with the topic of stranger danger. To see my review of BITSY BEAR, click HERE. In…
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A Little Monday Inspiration

Has your summer flown by as fast as ours has?  I feel like the kids just got out of school yesterday and now they start up again a week from today!  I feel like this summer was all about  rush, rush, rush  and not enough laid back, go with the flow kind of days. There…
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I’m Grateful Today

I’m in a grateful mood today.  How about you? It’s a beautiful day in Eastern Iowa. I was able to sleep in a bit this morning and enjoy laying in bed a little longer than normal. But, mostly, I’m grateful that Bennett is on the mend.  This is not a sight you want to see.…
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Vacation Snack Idea

Are you looking for an easy snack to make up for your next road trip or summer vacation?  These are simple to make up and get you about 20 bags of snacks to take along.  They are perfect for hiking, long car rides, a day at the pool, play dates, summer camps, and sporting events.…
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Children’s Book Review: Bitsy Bear By Anne M Jenks

BITSY BEAR A Great Children’s Story and Essential Parenting Tool By: Anne M Jenks Illustrated By: Laura Liberatore Published: April 28, 2014 If there is only one book you read with your child, this one would be it.  The dangers of the world can creep into even the most protected communities and families.  The best…
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A Little Monday Inspiration

Life is often compared to a marathon,  but I think it is more like being a sprinter;  long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments  in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.  Michael Johnson, 4-time Olympic Gold medalist in Track & Field Photo source – HERE My guess is…
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