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Make A Nature Frame for Your Fall Photos

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Collect specimens on your nature walks this fall to turn into a fun frame for autumn photos. Life as MOM contributor, Janel, shows you how. Now that Fall is here, the weather is cooling off, and it’s a perfect time for taking walks and enjoying the changes in nature. I can’t wait to head out […]

An Easy Fall Feast (URS: Fall Favorites)

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Fall is replete with things to celebrate: cooler weather, changing leaves, and good eats. Here’s an autumnal menu to get you started. Fall is probably one of my favorite seasons. After the heat of summer, I welcome the cool nights, the chill that lingers in the morning air, and the lovely produce that comes with […]

Grampa John & Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the US. But there are ways to learn more about this devastating disease. Meet my younger sisters and Grampa John. The year was 1977 -1978. That was the winter that my grandparents came at Thanksgiving and stayed until Valentine’s Day. They lived in Minnesota, and […]

99 Days Until Christmas?

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The countdown has begun. But, don’t be alarmed. A little planning now will make for a simpler season. Who knew that Christmas was only 99 days away?! With the hundred degree temps we’ve been having, it’s hard to imagine ever wearing a coat or hunting down a Christmas tree. But the day will be here […]

Stock Your First Aid Kit Thanks to Band-Aid

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This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: ssway@, simplyjess829@, mdezendorf@ The Girl tripped earlier today. She was whining and whimpering. I chalked it up to the fact that she’s outgrowing naps. She’d been whining and whimpering for a while. Then I saw the dribble of blood down her leg. Once she saw the dribble […]

Being Prepared for Emergencies When Your Children Are in School

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September is Emergency Preparedness Month. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh offers some great suggestions for preparing for emergencies while your kids are in school. photo source Bomb threats. Inclement weather. Fire. Sudden illness. Unfortunately, some emergencies happen when your child is at school, away from you. Rather than get yourself in a panic about it, […]

Make 24-Hour Go Bags for Your Kids

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Make Go Bags for your kids so that you are prepared for an evacuation in the case of an emergency. I’ve been meaning to “get better prepared for emergencies” for awhile now. Last year I did some small things like stock more water and store our important papers in a fireproof box. We never “think” […]

An Easy (Disney) Princess Cake You Can Make

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A Princess cake, Disney or otherwise, is easy to pull off with some purple frosting, a sugar cone, and a few princess toys. A few weeks ago, my baby celebrated her 4th birthday. While we didn’t have a big party, we did do a few things to make her day special. 1. Birthday Kid chooses […]