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Welcome to another Menu Plan Monday! It’s March, but it doesn’t look like it here when I look out the window to several new inches of snow from the weekend. Still, the forecast shows that we will reach 30 and possibly even 40 this week, so winter’s days are numbered … I hope you all […]

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Thanks to Kregel for a review copy of this book; post may contain affiliate links. As a Christian mom, I wanted to introduce my girls to God’s word from the earliest age. Candle Tiny Tots Lift the Flap BibleĀ  makes that task easier, and more fun as well. This sturdy, colorful book features 8 double-page […]

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Disney World: too crowded? I’m really wondering about this question after a recent trip. I’ve been to Disney World three times in my life. As a child in 1973, the Orlando theme park was brand-new, and crowds weren’t much of an issue. In 2008, our family went. We specifically chose what was supposed to be […]

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This month’s book reviews, which contain affiliate links. I love the cover of In the Heart of the Dark Wood, don’t you? It looks suspenseful and scary — like a good story. Inside, we meet Allie and Zach, 11-year-old friends who live in the mountains of West Virginia. Allie is going through a tough time […]

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For most of my growing-up years, it was my and my sister, who was 3 years younger. When we got “matching” gifts of any sort, it always seemed to me that my sister came out ahead. For instance, several times we were given a boy/girl set of dolls, and inevitably I was given the boy, […]

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Post contains affiliate links. Think of Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, and likely one of the first images that comes to mind is that of the stunning Cinderella Castle. You may have heard that the inspiration behind the castle is the famous Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, and that is true. Just as fascinating as Neuschwanstein is […]

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Post contains affiliate links. I have had the great blessing to travel to Germany twice. While I have loved almost everything about these trips, I wanted to share my very favorite destination with you – Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria (southern Germany). If you are ever in Germany, make sure to visit this castle. Even if […]

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Happy Menu Plan Monday! It is another freezing cold, snowy, windy day here in the midwest. But at least this week will take us to the end of January, and then February is shorter In addition to my 17 piano students, this week I’ll be practicing with 10 students I’m accompanying at ISSMA contest the […]

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On last week’s Little Tales post, KJ mentioned having a Little People RV (somehow I missed that particular toy), and the fun she’d had with the little toilet that was included. That’s one of my favorite aspects of Fisher Price Little People toys: the attention to detail. Here is my ferris wheel, nearly 50 years […]

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It was just another Sunday lunch. Church was over, and we were sitting at Fazoli’s. “Where’s our food?” asked someone. “This is taking SO long!” Someone else began critiquing the sermon … and I drifted off mentally to my “happy place.” But this was interrupted by a little boy and girl, maybe 5 and 7 […]

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