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The Phone Call I Wish I Never Answered

Is it dead of night and, as always, my brain won't shut off and I just keep thinking. I keep thinking about the phone call I got when my mom died. Rehashing that moment over and over. How my first thought, as with anytime something really bad happened, I wanted to call my mom. I couldn't. You can read the rest over at my writing site Katrina Kautz photo credit: Furryscaly via photopin cc
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Perspective

This post is a rambling of thoughts on Perspective. When somebody close to your age dies it really puts life into perspective. It makes you want to be a better person because your own mortality is put right in front of you. You don't want to waste away a single minute that you've been given. When a fellow mom I questioned my own mothering. Have I been doing it right. If I died tomorrow would…
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Fun with Math During the Holidays

A Guest post By Chris Coyne of Marshall Cavendish Education and Singapore Math We understand that during the holidays, the last thing on your child’s mind is brushing up on math skills. But whether the turkey is roasting, your favorite team is winning the football game, or you’re counting down the hours to the New Year, there are many fun ways to incorporate math into the holidays. Math is not just about memorization; math should…
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Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Goodness

I know I just wrote about A New Kind of S'more and something I saw on Pinterest. Don't worry, I am not going to become a food blogger. I just want to share with you this yumminess. They are similar to the homemade Pop Tarts. Refrigerator Pie Crust Chocolate Chips Marshmallows Cut the pie crust into squares or triangles. Load up with the marshmallows and chocolate. We learned you need the bottom larger than the…
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The Tuttle Twins - a child's foundation of freedom

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Blogging Mistakes Newbies Make

Backgrounds that are hard to read on When you have white on black background it hurts the eyes. Or light color on dark color. Please have black on white. If you want a color or background picture make it so it’s not the primary background Music Turn off the music! Nothing bugs me more than opening a blog or website and having there be music. It’s worse if the speakers are turned up due to…
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Christian Living

Becoming our Mother’s

It is amazing to me how much mother's and daughter's become alike. Alternately titled: What Message are We Sending Our Daughter's? The older I get the more I see myself respond to things the way my mother did. Lord help me. And The Principal. My mother sometimes responded strongly to things. As many traits she had that I am proud to also have, there are a few that I need to work on. Her ability…
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Do it Yourself Instant Oatmeal Packets

My kids love oatmeal. They don't, however, like plain oatmeal from the red and white canister. They will sometimes eat my crockpot steel cut oats, but that is rare. If I do splurge, and it is a splurge, they want to eat 2 or 3 packets at a time because those little pouches aren't enough to fill them up. So I made my own instant oatmeal packets complete with brown sugar! Cost breakdown: A 150…
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True

I haven't done a 5 Minute Friday in forever. I started following along again after Allume. No. I didn't go, but those are 'my people' I need to be with them. So today I am going to write. Five minutes. No back tracking. No fixing. Just write. True meaning True love Real love that stands the test of time. The True love that survives the seemingly unsurvivable. When he loves her wholly and completely even…
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A New Kind of S’more

This last summer we went camping for 5 days. Or was it 6? I can't remember, but it was more than 2 or 3. I had seen this idea on Pinterest so of course I HAD to try it. Fill your cone with the yumminess. Wrap with foil and place in the fire. Finished product should be all melted together and gooey. I would say it was somewhat of a success with the exception of…
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31 Days of Emergency Preparedness

31 Days of Emergency Preparedness {Skills to Have}

This is a list of some skills that might come in handy in a long term emergency scenario: Plant Identification Foraging is important. There are plants that are edible and plants that aren't. Knowing the difference could be life or death. Did you know you can make Dandelion Jelly? That is one 'plant' that is plentiful here every spring. Did you also know that Cattail's are the feline. Processing Food Either hunting or butchering your…
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