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Book Club Night-September

---By Kate Andres--- I run a daycare. Out of my basement. I CRAVE grown up time. I also LOVE to read. I love to read so much back when Kindles first came out, my husband bought me one. He did it to save space. I would go to the library and check out my 25… Continue reading Book Club Night-September

Family Matters · Words of Wisdom

Let Their Light Shine

--By Rene Tyson-- When my family takes long car trips, I read aloud to Bryan while the kids play video games...or so I thought. I was recently reading a book that dealt with some pretty heavy subjects.  It is an SOS manual for how to help those around you who are going through crisis: divorce,… Continue reading Let Their Light Shine

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National Coffee day is today. I got a free coffee this morning. Well, my daughter made me a coffee....Doesn't count? That's Ok. Here are a few places that have a free coffee for you today. And some have expanded it to beyond. Krispy Kreme is offering any size hot coffee for free or a small iced… Continue reading NATIONAL COFFEE DAY!!!

Gluten-Free Recipes

The BEST Cauliflower Recipe EVER.

--By Rene Tyson-- A few weeks ago we ate at Willamette Valley Vineyards with my sweet Mother-In-Law. My dish came with a side of 'Riced Cauliflower.' I had no idea what it was, but I figured that a posh restaurant would only serve tasty food, so what the heck? I decided to give it a try.… Continue reading The BEST Cauliflower Recipe EVER.

Family Matters · Words of Wisdom

Reason for Joy #2315

From Proverbs for Moms -- by Rene Tyson-- You know what puts a smile on my face? Cute Cat Photos.  Seriously, what really makes me smile is when one of my kids say something profound. When they demonstrate wisdom or maturity beyond their years, my heart fills with pride and joy. One time, my son's friend… Continue reading Reason for Joy #2315

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Why Does “Keeping House” Matter?

--By Rene Tyson--   "Girls, listen carefully," my 90 year-old friend Norma was quoting her mother, "Being a mother is one of the hardest jobs you will ever have but it will also be the most rewarding." One of the most difficult and time-consuming tasks about being the mother of small children is the unearthly… Continue reading Why Does “Keeping House” Matter?

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Remember Mercy

–By Kate Andres– Romans 12:18, “If possible, so far as it depends upon you, be at peace with all men.” NASB. What does this mean in today’s age? Does it mean the same as it did back in the Bible times? There were no cell phones, no Facebook, no voicemails, etc. Were they busier back… Continue reading Remember Mercy

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20 Pathetic Tomato Plants

--By Rene Tyson-- The first tomato plant I ever planted was my first summer as a newlywed. It was in a big pot on my back porch. The darn thing was gorgeous! It had bright green luscious  leaves, five feet tall, beautiful flowers and ZERO fruit. Yep. That's how I figured out that sun is… Continue reading 20 Pathetic Tomato Plants