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Book It! 5 Great Foodie Gifts

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As you know, I am a. a mom b. a food snob c. a glutton So, it should come as no surprise that I love food-cookbook-gadget themed gifts. Cookbooks are generally not too expensive and when paired with fancy ingredients, gadgets, or pretty serving ware, you can pull off a really nice gift for under […]

Great Boy Gifts

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As the mother of four boys, I like to think of myself as a pseudo-expert on all things “boyish.” If we had stopped at four children, testosterone would be all I knew. And since my girlies are still so small, our lives are still very masculine around here. As a result, I know all about […]

Time for MOM: Make a Record of It

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One of the things that I have found so helpful, especially after a holiday, is to take notes of the projects I try or the mels I create. I like to write down what worked and what bombed. In this way, I have a record of what things to repeat and what to pitch. You […]

Time for MOM: Have You Got a LIFE LIST?

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A few weeks ago I spent a couple hours at a local bakery — by myself. Yeah, I know. By myself. I fed the baby, grabbed my Bible and a notebook, and left the house – by myself. I haven’t done that much in the last three months. I felt naked almost. I know many […]

Book It! French Women Don’t Get Fat

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One book that I read this past year has a rather intriguing title; French Women Don’t Get Fat. Subtitled, The Secret of Eating for Pleasure, this book by Mireille Guiliano is a super easy read – I think I whipped through it in about 2 days. All I knew about this book was the title. […]

Time for Mom: Indulge Yourself

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While I know a few moms who make themselves first in all things, the general MOM population that I am acquainted with tends to follow the martyr route. Mom attends to everyone else’s needs before her own. Myself included. It’s not uncommon that while my peeps are watching a movie or playing video games, I’m […]

Attention Men: Things You Don’t Say to Your Wife

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When Do You Say When? Having Babies, Building Families (Part Three)

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“Family planning” can be a controversial topic. The Church has battled over it for centuries. Nations and politicians have all had their say in one way or another. Manufacturers and advertisers certainly put in their two cents in order to make a buck off the deal. Everybody has an opinion it would seem. I’ve walked […]