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I was contacted recently by Cotton Patch Cafe to try out their newly renovated restaurant (which reopened August 22) and was treated to a free meal for my family in return for blogging about it. Since Cotton Patch is already my favorite source of guilty-pleasure southern cooking, I couldn’t say no. And I am happy…

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We Watch The Movie First

I love to read though I seldom get time for it.  My teen has to read per school requirements, but luckily he has developed a love for it as well.  Thus making it not so much of a chore.  The toddler will sit and let you read to him for about 10 minutes and I…

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Tuesday, August 21: Mom’s Night Out – Urban Air Class & Drinks at Frank & Joe’s (6:45 – 9:45 pm) Hosted by FIT4MOM: Let’s meet at Urban Air for their trampoline class at 7pm – it’s $10 for class. Then, let’s have a glass of wine or some coffee down the street at Frank &…

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Summer Break Update

Summer fun is almost done. In one week school starts, and boy have we stayed busy this summer! Which is why I have been MIA. I have documented most of it. Check out the photos: Movie date Butterfly watching/searching at Riverbend Nature Center Hanging out at After Hours Artwalk Enjoying our first trolley ride Visiting…

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First Day of School Giveaway!

UPDATE: Congrats to Cindy A. Brown for winning our giveaway!! And thank you to everyone who reads our blog and entered to win. We’ll have another exciting giveaway announced this Friday, August 24, so stay tuned! * * * * It’s a good thing “Aloha” means both “hello” and “goodbye” because our beginning of summer…

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I’ve always been quite obsessed with personality tests, and the mother of all of them – the Myers-Briggs test. I like being given some insight into who I am, how my view of the world affects how I interact with it, and weaknesses I may have been blind to. Knowing someone else’s personality type also…

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Monday, August 13: Smarty Plants & Story Time (10 am – noon) If you missed our last nature Mom Day Monday at Odd Duck Coffee, we have good news, Ruthie is coming back with her home grown succulents! Now including do it yourself terrariums for the kiddos who have already made terracottas! The fun doesn’t…

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Anybody remember that scene in Gone with the Wind when a disheveled and destitute Scarlet O’Hara pulls herself up from the dirt and clenches her fist to the sky claiming, “With God as my witness, I will never go hungry again!”? Well, sometime around my second year of marriage and third broken IKEA dresser, I…

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I was born in 1981 which places me in the generational gap.  I am the oldest of the Millennials and the youngest of the Gen Xers.  I have tendencies towards both demographics, but when it comes to current trends I lean a little more millennial than X.  My current bandwagon I am driving with horses…

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If there is one thing I believe in as a mom blogger, it is commitment to truth and portraying my life as accurately as I can. More than anything, I would never want another mom to ever feel discouraged, inadequate, or less-than because they can’t somehow live up to the rosy, overly-edited online versions of…

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