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I’ve heard of so many people loving the “Mitford” books series that I figured it was time I check out the phenomenon. I began, of course, with the first in the series, “At Home in Mitford.” For those couple of you who haven’t read it, it details the life of kindly priest Father Tim, who […]

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With age comes wisdom — as well as a few other things. Have you ever begun an aerobic workout involving jumping jacks, only to realize that a quick trip to the bathroom was in order first? Have you sneezed and tried to quickly cross your legs? I can relate to both these scenarios, and am […]

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¬†Congrats to winner, Megan — thanks to all who entered! I love the story of Beauty and the Beast. And, I’m a VeggieTales fan. So, what could be more fun than a combination of the two? That’s what you’ll get in “Beauty and the Beet,” the latest VeggieTales DVD. When I watched this DVD the […]

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My daughter had a dance rehearsal about 30 minutes from home. It was a 2-hour practice, and I didn’t feel it would be a good use of my resources to drive home before picking her up again, so I needed something to do. She came up with an idea for me: she’d heard that “Frozen” […]

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You may have never heard the name Gene Stratton Porter, but if you had lived 100 years ago, that would not be so. Born in 1863, Gene was one of America’s most popular novelists and is still considered by many to be Indiana’s most famous female author. Her most famous books, Freckles and Girl of […]

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Recently, my aunt sent me a link to an article about migraines. I feel blessed to never have had a migraine, but several in my family do suffer from them. The article suggested that highly sensitive people are more prone to them, and after reading it, I felt even more grateful not to have these […]

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Candle Prayers for Kids post may contain affiliate links. Thanks to Kregel for a review copy. I have fond memories of listening to Bible stories around the dinner table when I was a child, and more such memories with my own kids. Continuing in that tradition is Candle Prayers for Kids. This book isn’t a […]

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My middle daughter has been fascinated with hedgehogs ever since seeing them in author Jan Brett’s beautifully illustrated books. When we got serious about looking into pet hedgehogs,¬† we discovered that it wasn’t as easy as finding a dog or a cat. To begin with, no pet store in our town carried hedgehogs. We learned […]

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I know I’ve written before about how much my sister and I enjoyed playing with Fisher Price Little People when we were kids. I know I’ve also written about the playhouse our dad built for us in the backyard. I came across this photo the other day, from July 1975, and it brought back fun […]

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It’s Menu Plan Monday again. This is the first full week of school here, and my piano lessons season starts too. My schedule with lessons this year has 3 days of the week where I finish after 5. This makes it a real challenge for me to get dinner on the table around 6:00. But, […]

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