Have You Ever…..

Today is back to reality!  “Back to life…..back to reality…..”  You’re singing it right?  Who sings that song?  Anyway, the kids are back in school, the hubby is back to work and I am trying to get our house back in order.  It has to look nice since we have our daughter’s birthday party here…
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Is Your Tank Empty?

A couple mornings ago, the quote on the calendar in my bathroom said, You can’t give anything away if your own tank is empty. When I tore off the page and saw this quote, I stopped what I was doing, and I started to cry.  I have heard this said many, many times.  Especially as…
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Helicopter Mom?

I have been struggling with some parenting decisions this last week.  Just over a week ago, our 2 boys were walking home from school with a friend.  Since we live in the same town as the high school, there are frequent occasions that the high school drivers are driving faster than they should or too…
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Fun Fact For Ya!

Did you know…………… A female kangaroo that has recently become a mother holds a reserve embryo inside of her after her first baby has crawled into her pouch.  This embryo is an “emergency backup” baby, that will develop should the first one die prematurely. Isn’t that fascinating?  All of God’s creatures have such amazing attributes,…
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You Know You’re A Mom When….

You know you’re a mom when you can accomplish five things simultaneously and think nothing of it.  Boy, isn’t that the truth!  In fact, right now as I type this, I am eating my lunch and am waiting on hold on the phone.  I just jumped up to get my son some milk and am going…
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Lists Lists and More Lists!

Are you a list maker?  I am!  It is the only way I can keep everything straight.  Do you ever feel like you have so much running around in your head that you don’t know how you will keep it all straight?  When I start to feel that way, I know I need to start…
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Support for Moms

I found out about this website last week and I enjoyed it so much I wanted to share it with you.  The Confident Mom is a woman who understands the struggles associated with being a mom and she “has your back”.  Susan created an amazing calendar of summer activities that you can do with your kids.  You…
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Five Family Healthy Habits

Just the other day I received a mailing from FOCUS ON THE FAMILY.  In the brochure it talked about their new campaign that they are going to focus on for the next 6 months.  They have titled it “Everyday Family Campaign” with each month digging deeper into each of these 5 habits.  I feel so…
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Going Against the Current

Have you ever felt like you were walking upstream?  Have you ever walked in a river or tried to swim in a river going against the current?  It is tough and the river is constantly trying to push you backwards.  That is how I have been feeling this summer.  Summer should be a fun and…
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Fun Fact For Ya!

The average woman in 17th Century America gave birth to 13 children! OH MY!  Thank goodness I was born centuries later!  I could barely handle delivering, let alone, raising the 3 I have!
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Stacie's bookshelf: read-in-2023

The Lazy Genius Kitchen: Have What You Need, Use What You Have, and Enjoy It Like Never Before
Your Table Is Ready: Tales of a New York City Maître D'
The Royal Governess: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth II's Childhood
Food Fight
This Time Tomorrow
To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
Kiss Me in the Coral Lounge: Intimate Confessions from a Happy Marriage
Save What's Left
Remarkably Bright Creatures
The Galveston Diet: The Doctor-Developed, Patient-Proven Plan to Burn Fat and Tame Your Hormonal Symptoms
Golden Hills
The Girl with the Louding Voice
The Favor
Small Things Like These
This Is How I Lied
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Audrey L and Audrey W: Best Friends-ish: Book 1
Audrey L and Audrey W: True Creative Talents: Book 2
Chasing Giants: In Search of the World's Largest Freshwater Fish
The Puzzler: One Man's Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life
In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It
It Is Well With My Soul: My Story
Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember
Book Lovers
A Girl Called Samson
Finn and the Feline Frenemy
The Levee
The Golden Spoon
Only the Beautiful
Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories
The Sisters Sweet
Fish in a Tree
This Tender Land
Intermittent Fasting Transformation: The 45-Day Program for Women to Lose Stubborn Weight, Improve Hormonal Health, and Slow Aging
The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice from Dear Sugar
Ben Y and the Ghost in the Machine
The Great Gilly Hopkins
BenBee and the Teacher Griefer
We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship
Blue Highways: A Journey into America
Beyond the Point
The Family
The Bookstore Sisters
And Finally: Matters of Life and Death
The Cactus
Black Cake
Ban This Book
I'm Glad My Mom Died
These Precious Days: Essays
Evidence of the Affair
The Night Travelers
Out of the Corner
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
One Day in December