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My grandpa died this past spring. Before that my godparents both died. It’s been a tough year. It’s been hard on a lot of people, but right now, for this moment, I’m going to focus on me. I knew my Grandpa was going to die. I thought I was prepared. I thought I could handle it with grace. I was wrong. I don’t cry. The…

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Let’s cut right to the chase. Illiteracy is a huge issue throughout the world. “Summer brain drain” is also a problem–a first world problem, but a problem nonetheless. Here’s a solution to both: We Give Books is an organization that puts books in the hands of children who otherwise wouldn’t have access to them. Right there they’ve won me over. Throw in cookies and I’m…

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When I announced that I was part of The Tummy Team, I heard quite a few remarks like this: But you don’t even have a pooch! But you look good for having seven kids! (I always wonder if that’s a veiled insult. If you looked like this after two kids, whoa and yikes, but the fact that you gave birth seven times and you’re standing…

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To skip my cheesy review of My Job Chart, a free online chore system, and to go check it out for yourself, click here. Reposted in honor of all those kiddos in school and homeschool who are adjusting to new schedules.  Let’s face it. Sometimes I forget things, like making sure my son brushes his teeth in the morning, or brushing out my daughter’s golden locks…

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This is a message from Past Me to Future Me written on 10/17/12 and scheduled for nearly one year from now…today in your time. Dear Future Me: At the time of this writing, you were holding a sleepy baby whose big hazel eyes looked up at you as she nursed. Now you are facing her second birthday in a few short months. Did you use…

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Who doesn’t love bowling?! Well, I don’t. I mean I like it. It’s fun and all. But love it? Not really. But if you love or even just like bowling, here’s a great offer for you while the kids are home from school for the summer. It’s fun and it’s free. It’s called Kids Bowl Free. Here’s the deal: Sign up at the official Kids…

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I have a confession to make. Sometimes I miss blog post deadlines. In fact, I’m “supposed” to be posting twice a week, and sometimes I only post twice a month. Oops. I just missed a deadline. I blame Peter. You see, Peter was madly in love with Lucy. He loved her so much that he promised to change his name to Jack if she would…

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