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The Weekly Ramble

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Where I blog like it’s 2004. The week’s highlights include too much stuff, bah humbug, and 15 odontoma.

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How We Are Refinishing Our Chairs and a Giveaway from Rockwell Tools (CLOSED)

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Thanks to some easy tricks we can refinish used stuff and make it new again, like this simple method to refinish a chair.

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Foods that Comfort Kids After Orthodontia

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Any kid subject to orthodontia work is going to struggle with pain as well as hunger. Here’s our list of foods to comfort kids after a trip to the ortho.

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Get a FREE Cooking with Kids Ebook

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Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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What You Expect from Christmas Versus What Will Really Happen May Surprise You

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Parenting is full of all kinds of surprises, particularly at Christmas. However, when things diverge to something different than you plan, good things can happen.

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10 Freezer Meals to Give as Gifts

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Believe it or not, a freezer meal can make a great gift! Anyone (not just new parents and the bereaved) will enjoy a homemade meal prepared with love. For years I mistakenly thought that stuff would make me happy. In reality, I needed no more stuff. I just needed help. I needed help to get […]

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Start the Day with a High Five

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Tired of dragging through the day and feeling like you accomplished nothing? Start the day with a high five and you’ll know you got five things done!

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When It’s Good to Be Discontent

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It is good to be content with what we have, but sometimes dissatisfaction is totally okay. I’ve always struggled with materialism. I grew up with the idea that the more you had, the better you were. It’s been hard to fight that mentality, but I’m getting a handle on it slowly. I’ve found the accumulation of […]

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