Be Thankful and Be Giving

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One of the harder aspects of being a parent is finding a balance between giving our children a fun and fulfilling life and teaching them that excess doesn't always equal happiness.  In other words, it's hard not to spoil our kids. It's easy to get caught up in our own worlds and forget about the world ...

Operation Christmas Child

The Operation Christmas Child Samaritan's Purse shoebox drive has become one of the traditions that my children and I most look forward to during the holiday season.  I always plan to pack one box per child, so 3 boxes total, and it never fails that that number is doubled.  So this year I went ahead and ...

Janie’s Got a G(ood Friend)

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So by now you should all know of my one-sided love affair with Steven Tyler.  And while you may think (though you'd be wrong) that another band is superior, there is no denying that there is an Aerosmith song for every Sweet Emotion you might feel. Feeling a tad down and like things aren't going your way?  "Livin' ...