Amy

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#BetterThanGone: Girls Will Rise Together

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When I wake up in the morning, I typically grab my phone and spend a few minutes on Facebook before facing the day. This particular morning, the stories I read and videos I watched...

Competitive Parenting

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It’s funny, but I hadn’t thought about this consciously since my kids passed through those first three years of life: How does my child compare to others her age? Is she developing right? Is...

Carb-ing Out Time to Think About Food {plus recipe!}

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OK, so some of you know that I had bariatric surgery (or sleeve gastrectomy, to use the technical term) about a month and a half ago. My main goal is to get my diabetes...

Unlivable?

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Last weekend, I attended an annual conference in Chicago associated with one of my several “second” jobs. While there, I had the opportunity to visit with my dear longtime friend from high school, Teri,...

isabellegrace jewelry

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Recently, isabellegrace sent OMB a pretty silver bracelet. As you can see from the photos, my thirteen year old daughter immediately wanted to wear it. And that was OK with me because it was...

Transform 2: Life after Fear

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Today I began the first day of a two-week pre-op eating plan to reduce the fatty deposits on my liver. “Eating” plan is a misnomer. It’s more like a not-eating plan. It feels to...

Be Careful the Word You Choose: TRANSFORM

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{{Our team was inspired by one of our fellow contributor’s posts, “No More New Year’s Resolutions – Just Choose One Word”, so we decided to share our selected words and the reasoning behind them...

Reflections on Turning 50

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I’ve been out of touch—a little bit like Stella—tryin’ to get my groove back, but not in “that” way—just in general. And, as I recently “celebrated” the BIG 5-0, that groove has become a...

Gimme a Break!

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So many times I have heard this remark from friends and family: “Give yourself a break. You deserve it!” But how does a deep-thinking, over-booked, over-worked, exhausted, perfectionist single mother work up the courage and...

Mexican Albondigas! (Meatballs)

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Will you be staying in tonight for Cinco de Mayo? You can still spice up your menu with our Mexican Albondigas! (Meatballs!) Recipe: 2 lbs. of ground beef 2 eggs, beaten Minced onion, about 1 cup 1 tbsp minced garlic Plain...

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out! Another Classic Holiday Show Comes to Life at...

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Almost everybody knows of the classic movie, A Christmas Story, which first aired in 1983 and was written by Jean Shepherd and directed by Bob Clark. If you’re not sure you know it by...

A Good Old-Fashioned Reminder of the Reason for the Season

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  On Sunday, we had the pleasure of going to see the Bay Street Players’ production of A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas in Eustis, FL. Traveling to downtown Eustis on a bright, clear...

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffing Balls

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Bacon-Wrapped Stuffing Balls 2 Tbsp butter1 box stove top stuffing½ c chopped onion 1/4 c finely chopped celery 1/2 tsp minced garlic 1 pinch pepper 1 large egg, beaten 12 slices or more bacon 1....

Containers of Memories

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Containers. What role do containers have in your life? What special containers do you have that hold precious, valuable, or sentimental items? If you think about it, containers are a very big part of our...

Click Clack Boo! A NOT-so-scary Halloween Adventure

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Little did we know at the start of the show, when the nasally, gangly “Duck” came out to welcome everyone and conduct the barnyard costume parade, that we were sitting in the section headed...