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The Toys I Will Keep Forever— Mini Reviews

The Toys I Will Keep Forever— Mini Reviews

I am 53 years old and all my kids have grown and left my nest. However, I still have toys that I will keep forever. When my husband and I were young parents, we had the compulsory playroom full of toys. We had Teddy Ruxpin. Teddy Ruxpin read books aloud. He lost his voice when [...]

Playgroup: Your New Lifeline!

Playgroup: Your New Lifeline!

Like all young married couples, our marriage endured the typical trials of life. We married, we worked, we had babies, and we climbed the ladders of life together. Our first apartment was $165 a month and included furniture, utilities, and local phone service! Our children were born in different cities. Kate was born during medical [...]

Triplets: Shannan and Tom’s Story

Triplets: Shannan and Tom’s Story

Parents Names: Tom and Shannan Cunniffe Baby Statistics: Triplets What did you do when you found out you were pregnant? Were you together when you found out? I think we both went into shock. After having gone through IVF, we knew there was a chance we would end up pregnant with multiples, but you never [...]

Little Ears, Big Mouth

Little Ears, Big Mouth

Early one morning, as I watched my husband walk into the kitchen in his underwear to make the coffee, I noticed that the back of his underpants had a big hole in them! I walked up behind him and grabbed his undies and ripped them completely, ensuring they would never be worn again. The children [...]

Patriotic Star Cookies for 4th of July

Patriotic Star Cookies for 4th of July

These cookies are so easy, and delicious! Serve them on a blue plate for a beautiful red, white and blue addition to your 4th of July table. Make extra for your family, because there won’t be any leftovers to bring home. Ingredients 2 ½ cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 cup butter 1/2 tsp almond [...]

Our Family Dynamic: We Are the Munsters

Our Family Dynamic: We Are the Munsters

I met my husband in high school. When Jeff and I got together, we were young enough that we had not yet had more than one other “love” in our lives. Make no mistake— he was, and still is, a handsome guy, albeit a little short, and I’m pretty enough, if a little on the [...]

National Safety Month —You Can Never be too Careful (and Giveaway!)

National Safety Month —You Can Never be too Careful (and Giveaway!)

“You can never be too careful!” Parents hear this a thousand times before their children grow up, and it’s true. There was a time not so long ago when there were no child safety lids for medicine bottles and seat belts were for the back seat only. Now there are kid-proof lids, warning labels, car [...]

The Art Collection

The Art Collection

If you have a kid and he or she can put crayon to paper, you’ve got priceless artwork! At first it’s a wobbly line on a sheet of binder paper and you marvel at it and hang it on the refrigerator. That wobbly line is quickly replaced with a circle and then it’s a little [...]

Mother’s Day Letters: Sue to Kate

Mother’s Day Letters: Sue to Kate

Dear Katie, Mother’s Day Letters: Sue to Kate I wrote this poem about you when you were 4 years old: Humming Girl Humming Girl— so busy. You take my whole heart and spin it in messy circles, leaving parts of your daydreams strung out for me to pick up and piece together. I see your eyes [...]

Mother’s Day Letters: Sue’s Mama

Mother’s Day Letters: Sue’s Mama

Dear Mom, Thank you for being my wonderful mother. One day, after you had been gone for a few months, I called you on the telephone. I needed advice on how to cook a roast beef. I dialed home from the Piggly Wiggly grocery store meat department. I knew you could tell me what to [...]

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