The Night I Fell In Love With a 13 Year Old

Have you ever known someone for so long that you forgot who they were?

I recently went on a date with this pretty cute 13 year old.  Yeah I’m 38 but I couldn’t help myself.  I’ve known this guy since he was born.  I celebrated his birth with his family and I’ve watched him grow into this spectacular young man in what seems to be a blink of an eye.  I’ve watched him take his first steps, witnessed his first bicycle ride, and yes – I was there when he scored his first goal.  I’ve watched this boy morph into a man right before my eyes, yet I had lost sight of who he really was.  He’s my son.

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Family Dinner: 3 Tips For a More Enjoyable Evening

Guest post contributed by Emma Sturgis

The evening is the time where everyone in the family is home. The kids are finished with their homework and are tuckered out after sports practice, and the parents are ready to retire after returning from work. Days tend to be crazy, but we still want to dedicate our time to family, but sometimes it can be quite a hassle getting everyone together in the evening. The adults are tired, the kids won’t stop bickering, and the teen has done enough whining and complaining. But there is hope! Here are a few tips to make your evening more enjoyable.
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7 Valentines Day Gifts for The Non-Conventional Lady

Is your lady hard to buy for?  HELP IS HERE !

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for The Hard to buy for Ladies

I am NOT a candy and flower kinda gal.  Candy adds padding I do NOT need and flowers, well they die.  My man HATES Valentine’s day, not only because he thinks it’s a fake fabricated holiday, but because I’m impossible to buy for.  So guys, listen up!  I’m giving you a list of things you can totally rock this Valentines day with.  Take notes… seriously… get your pen and paper… like now!

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10 Things Your Man NEEDS to Hear From You

10 Things Your Man Needs to Hear

 

There’s a saying I’ve heard many times, “Give a man 3 good meals and sex (not necessarily in that order) and he’ll be happy”…  While true to some extent, men need much more than this.  Believe it or not ladies, deep down your man needs much of the same emotionally stability that we do.  There’s many more, but here’s a few that I’ve found will lift my man when he’s had a rough go of it!

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Staging our Lives for Facebook

Comparison is the thief of joy

Life is too valuable to spend it wanting someone elses!

Have you ever been having a great day.  Life is good.  The kids, while not perfect, seem to be doing well.  The house, although not entirely clean, isn’t as bad as it has been.  Finances, well there’s not a lot extra but the bills are paid and there’s food in the pantry.  Then you make the mother of all mistakes.  You go on Facebook.

 

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Silly Southwestern Printable Gift Tags

Silly Southwestern Printable Gift Tags

Christmas is almost here! It’s the time of giving and if you’re like me, you have everything but the gift tags! Don’t simply write names on your gifts, print adorable clip art gift tags and add a little humorous character to your presents this year.
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5 Things I’ve Learned From Santa

Lessons from the Elf in the Red Suit…

I have been touched by people I’ve never met.  Have you?  You hear a story that pulls at your heartstring, see a hurting child …  

When compared to the billions of humans who have graced this earth, there are few who actually make a difference (for the good) universally.  I’m not here to discuss whether Santa is real (I’m pretty sure we can all agree he isn’t 😉 ).  However, I would like to share some things I’ve learned from this jolly soul that warms the hearts of men, women, boys, & girls around the globe.

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3 Things My Kids Don’t Need for Christmas This Year

 

While putting my kids Christmas lists on my phone last week (because, if they want me to remember, my phone has to remind me!) I stopped in my tracks.  I have been beyond busy for the last several weeks.  This time of year seems to breed functions to attend or projects to be completed.  I have been running here and there like an absolute mad woman.  It’s December.  What’s a mom to do come December when the tree’s up and there’s no gifts to wrap?  Get that list and add shopping to the endless list of things to do.  Why?  Why mama?  Why are we running ourselves ragged to buy things for our kids that they do NOT need?  Our kids don’t need things!  They need us!
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How I Got Over My Fear of the Dark

How I Got over my Fear of the Dark

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I’m 38 years old and I’m afraid of the dark.  It’s the not knowing, the unexpected that terrifies me.  I’m old enough to know that there are no monsters hiding in my closet or dragons under my bed, but for some reason when the lights go out – apprehension starts to rise.

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A Mosquito’s Life – Help Prevent Malaria

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Image courtesy of Compassion International

The life of a Mosquito.

Every 30 seconds a child dies from Malaria, and I get to assist. My name is Mr. Mosquito. Do nothing and I get to continue spreading this terrible disease. Did you know that half of the World’s population – 3.3 BILLION people are at risk of getting Malaria?

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