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7 Must Read Books for Expecting Moms

    I’m a book lover. And I research topics to no end when I want to make sure to have accurate information. As a mom, I’ve found certain books to be lifesavers for certain seasons of motherhood.   The following list of 7 books are a must read for any expecting moms, whether it’s her first or her umpteenth baby.   I’m going to present each book in a sequential order. So consider reading book number 1 before...

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  Updated from original publication on October 24, 2015 as part of a series called 31 Days of Methods In Madness. To read all the articles click here.     Wine & Food Pairings   What’s the saying…Oh yeah, “The most expensive part of having kids is all the wine you have to drink.”   There might be something said for that; I didn’t really appreciate wine until after I had children.  🙂     All kidding...

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    Screen Time Reality   Kids today are surrounded by digital devices. They were born into a digital age. We parents continually try to navigate this reality, determining the role tablets, computers, smart phones, and television should play in the lives of our children. The advice out there on screen time seems to contradict and even shift right before our eyes.   So is there a science to screen time? How can we know for sure what is...

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Grammar Can Be Fun!

Grammar Can Be Fun!


Posted on Apr 23, 2016

    I’ve discovered grammar can be fun for kids!   I’ve laughed till tears run down my face!  My 8 and 11-year-old nephews cracked up begging for more!  My 4 and 6-year-old daughters were engaged, laughing, and wanted to do this every chance they get!  What is it?   Mad Libs Junior   I’d played Mad Libs occasionally, and yes it’s been moderately fun.  So I decided to get a Mad Libs book for a recent road trip...

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    Patience or Kindness?   I’ve been tossing this question around for a while now. Some may feel these attributes are interchangeable or that one should not be greater than the other. In theory, I’d agree. And I did for many years. In application, I found something else to be true recently.   There is definitely a relationship between patience and kindness.   Without patience, a putting up with either emotionally or...

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    I’m finally back from hiatus.  As I mentioned to readers, I had to take some time for various reasons to focus on my family and my health.  And now I can reveal a major reason…drum roll anyone? I’m pregnant! After multiple miscarriages, I’m hoping that this will be my rainbow baby to join my four and six-year-old. I almost feel like I’m starting all over again. So this series is as much a refresher...

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