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My Summer Manifesto!

Stop whatever you’re doing and read this list: What Is Your Summer Manifesto? Here’s My Top 10 It’s by Vera Sweeney, who blogs over at Lady and the Blog (among other places). I first “met” Vera on The Mom Pack, when I used to have my own online business, and I’ve been following her blogs … Continue reading

A Memorial Day Salute

In the US, the last Monday in May is reserved for Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for the military members who have served their country faithfully and especially for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Most of us tend to mark the day as the unofficial start to the summer season–opening pools, hosting BBQs, … Continue reading

Five on Friday: Memorial Day Facts

This is a cross post from my other blog here. Come visit! Just for fun, here are five things you might not have known about Memorial Day, to be celebrated this year on Monday, May 28th. 1.) The first Memorial Day was in 1865 and honored those who died in the Civil War. It was originally called Decoration Day, because people decorated soldiers’ grave … Continue reading

How a Baby Turtle Changed My Perspective

A most curious thing happened the other day. My stepson, Dylan, was mowing the backyard, when something caught his eye. He scooped it up and came in the house to show me. His excitement caught the attention of my littlest ones, Finn (4) and Moira (2). “Look!” he said, holding out his open hand. There, … Continue reading

What Faith Is…

The other day, a tweet showed up in my Twitter timeline: “Faith is the refuge of the small mind.” It was one in a series of tweets and retweets that someone I follow—an atheist—was posting. He was not trying to be rude or disrespectful, though some of the postings (such as this one) did touch … Continue reading

Five on Friday: Organic Coupons

I buy organic and natural products when I can, because over the years I have learned a lot about  their benefits, and I’ve read some horror stories about conventional products. I’m pretty certain that some serious health problems I’ve experienced were brought on at least in part by things like chemicals and hormones in our food. As a mom, I … Continue reading

On this Mother’s Day, can we agree we’re all “Mom Enough”?

It’s Mother’s Day. I’ve gotten breakfast in bed and adorable trinkets made just for me, as well as a special gift from my dear husband. I’ve also broken up one fight and sent three whining children to their rooms for much-needed late-morning naps. I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my day. And … Continue reading

A-to-Z Challenge: Reflections

When Katie, my BFF and blog mate, first brought the A to Z Challenge to my attention, I thought it would be a fun idea, a quick way to generate some content for our new blog. It definitely proved to be fun—and challenging. But it was also something more; it was a learning experience for … Continue reading

Five on Friday: Protect Those Bones

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. I don’t know about you, but I always associated osteoporosis with frail old ladies who didn’t get enough calcium when they were younger. The fact is everyone is at risk for developing osteoporosis–young or old, male or female. And some people are more prone to osteoporosis than … Continue reading

And the winner is….

We’d like to thank everyone who visited us during the A to Z Challenge! It was quite an effort to keep up the pace of a post a day, but it was also invigorating. We enjoyed getting to know so many new people and discover new bloggers. Being new to the blogging game (well, with … Continue reading

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