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A Shelter That Can't Be Blown Away

A Shelter That Can't Be Blown Away

Momservation: God gives us darkness so that we may see the light.

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I will never complain about California again.

As my son and I watched on television the horrific images coming from Moore, Oklahoma

Another Reason to Love the 80's (Like We Needed One)

Another Reason to Love the 80's (Like We Needed One)

 

 

 

 

Momservation: Getting your kids to love your generation’s music should be a sign of good parenting.

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It's a well-established fact in our house that Mom LOVED the 80's.

Loved big, spiral permed hair and AquaNet. Loved double layering polo shirts (with collars up) with matching double layered socks and Keds.

Buy One, Get One Free at Peet's Coffee on Mother's Day

Buy One, Get One Free at Peet's Coffee on Mother's Day

If you love your mother, treat her to a cup of coffee on Sunday, and get one free for yourself at Peet's Coffee. Or if you can barely tolerate your mother, grab a cup of coffee before seeing her so..... Read More

Weekly Challenge 2013 #18: Close the Kitchen!

Weekly Challenge 2013 #18:  Close the Kitchen!

Late night snacking can sneak up on you when you don't even see it coming. That last bite of something left on the kitchen counter, a few cookies during the evening news, a cup of hot chocolate... Because you are slowing down for the day, late night calories don't get burned off. Instead, they go to bed with you, stowed away as fat.

To avoid late night munching, try "shutting down your kitchen" right after dinner:

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The Ideal First Aid Kit for Summertime Fun

The Ideal First Aid Kit for Summertime Fun

Malia Curran

“Be prepared.” These words are the reason my suitcase is habitually too heavy to lift, especially in the summer. I don’t like to be a worrywart, but as a mother of two little ones – and with an embarrassingly low pain threshold myself – I like to be prepared for summertime’s stings, scrapes and sore anything.

I’ve wasted one too many hours of precious vacation time in search of my favorite remedies away from home. These days I’m known for having everything from tea tree oil to arnica gel at the ready!

Here’s what I’d pack in a bottomless suitcase for every family trip to the mountains, coast or park:

 

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A Mother's Day Wish List

A Mother's Day Wish List

 Momservation: The best way to spoil a mother on Mother’s Day is to give her the day off from being Mom.

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Please don’t ask me that question.

The same one you ask me every year.

It may sound kind, considerat

Celebrate Mom's Beauty

Celebrate Mom's Beauty

Paige Schilt

When I was growing up, my family had a Mother’s Day ritual. Dad would bring the kids to a department store, give us each $10 and let us loose to find a gift for Mom.

One year, my 8-year-old sister — whose thrift was legendary even then — was overwhelmed by a display of pricey gold-plated bracelets. “But what will I have left when I’m old?” she lamented, before reluctantly handing over her whole $10.

As a mom myself, I know the best presents have nothing to do with price... Read More