October 2012

I have a confession to make – I don’t love to spend time in the kitchen. But I do love to eat great meals. The problem is, I don’t always cook great meals. Let’s just […]


The Van Duren sisters are back with another wonderful Lake Alamo Mystery! This time the year is 1973. Six years have passed since Rachel, Haylie, and Kayla first started their school yard detective agency. And […]


Sony-Reader PRS-T2

I am late to the world of eReaders. I always wanted one, sure. But with an iPad and an iPhone, I considered it a “want” and not a “need.” If I really needed to read […]

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Wordless Wednesday - Pumpkin Patch

At the Pumpkin Patch Last week, the sun broke through for one afternoon and it happened to be the day of Olivia and Sophia’s field trip to the pumpkin patch. I was so grateful — […]


This year has just flown by — almost too quickly for me! My son will be 18 in just a few weeks and I am SO not ready for the holidays, but here they are […]

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I will never for Christmas 2008 as long as I can remember. My husband was laid off and so was I around the beginning of the holiday season. With money already tight, I knew that […]


Here are the button codes for the Christmas Giveaway 2012 event and for our Under the Tree project distributing Christmas presents to families in need. Thanks so much for being a part of the 5 […]


written by guest contributor, Jean McPhee  In a recent article published by the American Psychological Association, the opinions of many leading experts in child psychology were collected to present the latest thinking on “Parenting that […]


Level The Field

The essence of childhood is play. The ability to step into an imaginary world and make believe is a gift we hold only for a few years until it disappears into the reality of grown-up […]

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I would love to tell you that this week I finally beat all the games in The Legend Of Zelda… but with years and years of playing those games, I have yet to beat them. […]

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