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DIY Last Minute Gifts (Without Breaking the Bank)

DIY Last Minute Gifts (Without Breaking the Bank)

It’s that time of year again…The kids are asking me daily at this point, “How many days until Christmas?” and there’s not enough hours in the day to finish all the tasks on my to-do list as it is. Yesterday, one of my kids found a favorite bracelet of mine and thoughtfully asked me if they could gift it to their best friend. Now, the bracelet in question isn’t real as far as quality is concerned, and in fact, it’s…

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My Take on Disney Plus

My Take on Disney Plus

So our family hemmed and hawed last week over Disney+. We are what you would refer to as movie and television mavens. But we’re picky. Insanely picky. We don’t like anything that has an underlying agenda. We don’t like anything that’s just junk, and we’re more likely to enjoy an old classic en masse than use our limited screen time with something new and risky. Now, right out of the gate, (I can hear the voices clamoring) if you are…

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Nana Rama? What?

Nana Rama? What?

So this month is National Novel Writing Month. Or, as we scribblers like to call it: NaNoWriMo (Nah-No-Rye-Moh). This program is in it’s 20th year. Wow! Since I’ve been penning typing up my fabulous children’s book series this summer and fall (available here), I thought it would be good to get out into the public and do a few writer-friendly events. The purpose behind NaNo- is to write fifty thousand words in thirty days. To give you an idea of…

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A Soft Answer…

A Soft Answer…

As I type this, I can tell you, it’s been a week. Not my personal best. I’ve been struggling with a cold that seems to want to go straight to my chest, and three of my four daughters are right at the age where they want to express themselves and assert themselves in ways that could be termed “extreme.” I remember being that age. From age 11 until 15 I was so unsure of myself and had so many hormones,…

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