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Ride ‘Em, Cow Girl!

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Grampa and Grammy have horses. And saddles. And cowboy hats. Needless to say, the kids had a blast, decking themselves out in western gear, riding the saddle, and even talking with a twang. “Ma, when are Pa and Grampa gonna git back here with the grub?” These people crack me up. How have your peeps […]

Washing Produce

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To enjoy the Earth and God’s provision is to enjoy fresh produce. Think about all the great flavors God has created: strawberries, grapes, peaches – they’re all coming in season. Yum! Unfortunately, many of the commercially grown food that we consume is tainted with chemicals. Not so good. And we can’t all grow our own, […]

Guest Post: Diet for the Decades – Your Best Diet at 40

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This is the third in a series of guest posts by Elizabeth Somer, Registered Dietitian and author of Age-Proof Your Body. Previous posts addressed your best diet at 20 and at 30. While I can still claim a 3 in my age, it’s only a few short years until I hit the big 4-0 myself. […]

Counting My Blessings

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I seem to have been in a funk lately. A little hormonal. A little out of sorts. Last night I was wracking my brain trying to figure a way out. The thought came to me to write out a list of I’m thankful for’s. While this doesn’t necessary solve every ill in the world, it […]

What Did I Say?

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Recently I was in a situation where I was introduced to several new people, fellow moms, in fact. Our kids were around; it was a public setting. I was “the new girl,” in the sense that everyone else knew one another. In the first conversation, Mom A inquired how many children we had. Upon hearing […]

Good Friends and Grime

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This past weekend our friends Devin and Jessika and their children came to visit. We’ve known them since we were newlyweds. They are those friends that you can “let your hair down” with. One afternoon the guys were out running an errand, and the moms were chatting in the kitchen. It’s rare that I’m in […]

One Day Just Like Another?

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I realized recently that my life resembles a movie. Nothing super exciting like National Treasure, Pirates of the Caribbean or even The Incredibles. No, the art that my life imitates is the illustrious film, Groundhog Day. In this 1993 flick, Bill Murray plays Phil, an arrogant weatherman on location in Punxsutawney , PA , covering […]

Guest Post: Diet for the Decades – Your Best Diet at 30

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The following guest post is provided by Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. and author of the book, Age-Proof Your Body: Your Complete Guide to Looking and Feeling Younger. Last week she offered dietary suggestions for all you twentysomethings, such as the importance of iron and folic acid in your diet. In this section, addressed to women […]