The Birds Are Singing!

My daughter Reagan (age 4) and I are sitting in the living room. The windows are open because it is a beautiful day outside. I just finished painting her fingernails and toenails a pretty pink color. All of a sudden she said, “Mom, the birds are singing! Do you hear them?” The birds had been…
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Review: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

In the summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the 8th grade social food chain. Then, the “coolest girl in the world” moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all – beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are…
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Mondays Matter: Week 11

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways to Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly BozzaRegister To Vote71 Million registered voters didn’t vote in the 2004 presidential election.ACTION STEPS:1. Register to vote by using the national Mail Voter Registration Form. You can get this at http://www.rockthevote.com/ or http://www.eac.gov/2. Register in Person at…
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Cool Tees!

I just found out about these great tees! Check out the button to the right that says, “God is Good Wild Olive Tees”. All the tees have a saying on the front and a Bible verse on the back. These are awesome and I hope to order one…as soon as my budget allows! From their…
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Say What You Mean!

I ran across this quote today and it reminded me of a situation I had with my husband this week. Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. -Dr. SeussFor several days, something had been bothering me and I had been putting…
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A Laughter Filled Weekend!

As I said earlier, I traveled to Minneapolis with my mom, my aunt and my cousin for the Home and Garden Show. But, the weekend was so much more than that. We shared so many laughs, had some great conversations and stories, and connected in ways we hadn’t before. We got foot massages at the…
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Mondays Matter: Week 10

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways to Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza. Change Your Lightbulbs! -75% less energy is used with an ENERGY STAR labeled compact fluorescent lightbulb (CFL) compared to a standard incandescent bulb (regular lightbulb). -CFLs last up to 10x longer and save $30 over the…
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Flowers: Here We Come!

In just 33 hours and counting I will be heading north to the Minnesota Home and Garden Show. I am picking up my mom and meeting my aunt (mom’s sister) and cousin in Minneapolis for a weekend of flowers, shopping, relaxing, and catching up. No men and no kids allowed! I can’t wait to be…
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Mondays Matter: Week 9

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways to Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza Protect Yourself with Internet Safety ACTION STEPS 1. Create a password that has a combination of upper and lowercase letter, numbers , and symbols for unlocking your computer and for accessing websites. Use a different password…
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Take A Moment!

I just want to take a moment and ask you, as I have before, to stop and tell your family, your friends, your spouse, your children how much you love them. Today Jill, who I wrote about a few days ago, passed away after suffering a brain aneurysm on Wednesday morning. I am deeply saddened…
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