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Zipline Fun

A few weeks ago my husband and I took a much needed "get-away" on a cruise. Here is a clip of one of the excursions we did on St. Kitts...Ziplining. Yes, I'm the crazy one that likes to go upside…

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Angels Among Us

Today at church Elder Von Keetch quoted the words to the Alabama song "Angels Among Us."  I had never heard the song before and looked it up.  Its lyrics are beautiful, and I also believe that there are angels among…

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Kids and Social Media

My 10-year-old daughter went to "play" with friends yesterday and came home 45 min later.  When I asked her what she did, she said that her two friends sat there with their phones looking at Instagram the entire time.  Noelle…

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Getting Boys to Hold Still at School? Really?

I wish more teachers were aware of how to teach and engage boys! As the mother of 3 boys (who have always had a hard time sitting still), this is something I am passionate about. One hundred or more years…

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Running For Christine

An update on my cousin Christine that passed away suddenly last month at the age of 45.  She was preparing to run the Phoenix Marathon this weekend.  To celebrate her and her life, 26 members of the family and friends…

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Algebra, Oh Algebra, How I Don’t Miss You!

To my high school Algebra teacher 20-plus years ago,Do you remember how I asked you, "When am I ever going to use this?"  Well, I still haven't used any of that algebra. Yes, I know my 6th grader is now…

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Kindness of Others

Last fall we took the kids out to eat for their good grades to a local restaurant.  I always try to go somewhere like that prepared for if Nathan gets upset, so I brought a Game boy with Nathan’s favorite…

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Spaghetti Shirts

The kids painting in their "spaghetti shirts."Not so many years ago I used to have all my kids wear "spaghetti shirts" to the dinner table when I served spaghetti. I had a stash of large shirts t-shirts that would completely…

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Spa at the Airport

Did you know that they now have spas at the airport? A few weeks ago when I was traveling, my flight was delayed by two hours and I wondered what I was going to do. So, I wandered the terminal...and…

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Braving an Outing

The other night I had to go pick up a picture I was having framed at a craft store.  Everyone was gone that evening except for Nathan and I.  So, he was my buddy.  Before we can go anywhere (that…

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Laundry Tip Monday

Monday is laundry day at our house, which means I end up doing at least 6-7 loads of laundry each Monday. I really try to keep my schedule open so that I don't have to go anywhere--it is laundry day.…

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A Little Love

Yesterday I shared about Jordan's comments about his brothers. This is a great picture that shows that these brothers (though 2 are on the autism spectrum) do love and care about each other.One great blessing of having Nathan (16, low…

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