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Go Learn Things

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Can you install a toilet, build a table, or even change a light switch? I think most can do these things, at least myself and my circle of friends I grew up with can. You see, we grew up taking things apart, taking parts from one thing and adding the... Read full article

Did You Bring Your Money?

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So, I’m in the camp that there's always a job to be done and everyone can do a job. That means, even my children need to be doing some form of a job. So, when my children want something at the store, my response has always been, “Did you bring your m... Read full article

I Want Both Halloweens

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It’s that time of year when we dress up our children as their favorite characters and let them run from house to house, asking for candy. But, I have mixed feelings on this. ... Read full article

A Bright Future After Darker Times

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You will never meet a nicer girl than Carissa Murray. The 11-year-old is sweet, kind and caring, with an inquisitive mind and an ear for languages and music. She also has faced unique medical challenges throughout her young life. ... Read full article

Get a Life

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You used to never to be able to do anything at all without my help and now you have a “life?” What gives? Some things are starting to change in my life as my kids get older and start having their own things to do. It’s always been that there wasn’t a... Read full article



How Far is Too Far?

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When I was a child, I left home for the day. I would run and play, but I knew to be home when the street lights came on. Today, I bet my kids don’t even know what a street light is, and if they do, I’m certain they don’t realize it goes on and off.... Read full article

I Choose Thanksgiving!

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I love Thanksgiving and do not want to hurry it out the door.So, I plan to savor this season until November 24. Then I will focus on Christmas. But until then, you can find me dreaming of green bean casserole, applesauce jello, and rice dressing. ... Read full article

Making a Difference with Dressing

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Receiving a chronic illness diagnosis at age nine was devastating for Maddie Plauche. But in the five years since, she has used that experience to make wonderful things happen for others.... Read full article

My Life: After Attempting Suicide

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Emma Benoit is ascending. The 19 year old graduated from Dutchtown High School in 2018, but the summer before her senior year was when her life changed forever. ... Read full article

Get in the Game

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It’s spring and the plants and grass seem to be coming back to life for another summer, but it’s time we get in the game as well. Too many times, I think we fall into autopilot mode when it comes to running the week. We get up at the same time every ... Read full article

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