June 12, 2024

Having fun and loving life!

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  • Homemade Weights for Kids

    My children have seen me working out, and have wanted to get in on the fun.  I want them to start developing healthy, happy habits, but they weren't going to be able to "exercise" with my weights.  I also don't want to worry about them building muscle at such a young age.  So I set…

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  • VBA2C: My Story

    Wow!  Has it been a long time since my last post. In July of 2015, I was really focusing on the blog.  People were asking me to write reviews, I was looking at paid advertising, and my brother-in-law did a redesign for me.  However, I soon had a feeling I needed to stop focusing so…

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  • Healthy Snacks for Road Trips

    My family has spent a lot of time away from home these past few weeks. Between visiting my sister in Wyoming and spending time with my in-laws, it feels like I've hardly been home. Something about those long drives in the car - people get hungry, especially little children.  I've been wondering what healthy snacks…

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  • What Impression Am I Leaving on My Children?

    Out of the Mouth of Babes A friend recently shared on social media an "interview" she did with one of her children.  There were questions she asked, and wrote down the answers exactly as they were given.  Of course, it was one of those share posts, so I took the questions so that I could interview…

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  • Three Ways to Use Ripe Bananas

    I used to hate bananas, especially overripe ones.  I thought they were slimy and disgusting.   I would avoid anything banana-flavored, even candy.  I even had a dislike for the movie Herbie Goes Bananas.  Yes, I hated bananas with a passion. Over the past year, though, my taste buds have changed.  Don't ask me how!…

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  • Being Happy in Your Season of Life

    I recently had to return some things to my local Hobby Lobby.  I walked into the store and was not prepared for: scarecrows.  Pumpkins.  Home decor saying "Give Thanks".  Turkeys wearing pilgrim hats.  Now, I'm used to seeing Halloween decor come out after Labor Day, or even as early as Independence Day.  But here it…

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  • My Family’s First Fun Run

    How do you prepare little children to get ready for a race of their own?  A few months ago, I started training for a half marathon.  Of course, I couldn't just leave my children at home alone, so they were blessed to come with me on a few training runs.  I started training at the…

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  • Addict to Athlete 5K

    September 6 was another 5K I was planning on running, but this one was going to be different.  My family had been on the sidelines watching me for all my other races.  This time, they were joining me! For at least a month, Josh and I had planned on doing the Addict II Athlete 5K.…

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  • Homemade Halloween

    Ok, I know this post is a little behind the times - but life got hectic once November hit!  It was written, and is finally being published for your enjoyment! Halloween has always been an interesting holiday for me.  I've always had fun dressing up and going to parties, but don't even think of showing…

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