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    Precious Girls Club Giveaway

    Last summer, Precious Moments launched a book series called the Precious Girls Club. The series is designed to provide tween girls with positive and wholesome stories espousing Christian values.  In conjunction with the books, they have also launched a virtual world of the same name. I had the opportunity to chat with the development team for the website. I was impressed by the thought they had put into the various elements of the world, and by their willingness to listen to my feedback (which was not always positive). If you are raising a daughter in a Christian home, you may want to check out the Precious Girls Club virtual world.…

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    Food Allergy Awareness

    I realize that food allergies are a hot spot among many parents. From those who worry about their children’s health and well-being to those who believe their children should have a right to eat whatever they want, it’s a tug-of-war of liberties. I am not a super-militant peanut/nut/egg allergy mom. I don’t believe that my son’s entire school should be peanut free and I don’t think nuts should be outlawed in public places. On the other hand, my little guy is three and it would be nice if other parents took a moment to be courteous. Here’s my plea: 1. If a location says it’s nut free, please be respectful.…

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    Peanut Allergies Can Pay Off – Salmonella Outbreak

    With the current salmonella scare, we can actually be thankful for Bug’s peanut allergies. Our kids have eaten absolutely nothing with peanut butter or peanut paste and they won’t. If your family is fortunate enough to not have food allergies, please read this article about the salmonella outbreak and peanut product recalls. It impacts Keebler and some other brands.

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    Four Christmases and a Funeral

    We’re still in the thick of Christmas season. No, it hasn’t ended yet. We’ve done four family Christmases (and a couple of friend versions), and have two more to go. As much as I love Christmas, I’m ready to move on. I’m ready to reclaim my living room from our 8 or 9 foot tree, and clear festive knickknacks from my countertops. All of the running around has thrown my family out of whack and we’re all tired and snippy and in need of some relaxing time at home. The kids’ toy piles have multiplied beyond reason and my list of returns and exchanges has become overwhelming. In the midst…

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