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Monday Mingle is hosted by Jennifer at Eighty MPH Mom.  Participation is easy: simply record yourself answering the questions, post it on your blog and then hit the link. This week’s questions: Where is your favorite romantic place to to with your spouse/partner? Freestyle!  Talk about whatever. Makeup Free Mondays […]

Make~Up Free Monday Mingle: Week 2

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This question was posed by Miss 17 while we were sitting at the bus stop this morning.  “Um, yeah, it is,” I said with Misses 13 and 15 chiming in their agreement.  Miss 17 continued, “I mean it used to just say ‘…. has commented on so~and~so’s post’, now it […]

Is Facebook Really Creepy Now?

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I hear that sentence every time the kids and I pass the Wyoming Valley Mall.  And every time I hear it, I say “The statute of limitations has run out, let it go already.”  It’s been eleven years since that fateful day but she remembers it like it was yesterday…. […]

That’s Where You Left Me at the Top of the ...

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The other day I was watching CNN and they were talking about how to soothe the guilt over not being able to give the number and types of gifts one would like to give this Christmas season and I was kind of thrown for a loop. I always thought Christmas […]

If You’re Stressing Over Christmas, You’re Doing It Wrong

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BOOK DESCRIPTION Tawawa House in many respects is like any other American resort before the Civil War.  Situated in Ohio, this idyllic retreat is particularly nice in the summer when the Southern humidity is too much to bear.  The main building, with its luxurious finishes, is loftier than the white […]

Book Review: Wench: A Novel by Dolen Perkins~Valdez

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Happy Makeup~Free Monday!  Today is my first week of the Makeup~Free Monday challenge (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, go here) and it was actually a lot easier than I thought it’d be.  But there were also some challenges. My normal routine is foundation, eye brow pencil, eye […]

Makeup~Free Monday: Week 1

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Have you ever had a cup of coffee that was so good that you had to pull your car over, close your eyes and just savor the moment?  I did.  Tonight. I was on my way home from grocery shopping with Miss 15 when, on a whim, I decided to […]

Shout Out to Starbucks!

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A while back, I was sent a pair of Isotoner smarTouch Gloves to review and I have to say, they worked just as promised.  I was able to use my Droid, pump gas, use the ATM, etc all while keeping my fingers nice and warm.  Dude, I don’t know what […]

Give the Gift of Touch with Isotoner smarTouch Gloves

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The other day I read a post on Bobbi’s blog, Librarian By Day, about a potential MLIS student who was looking for advice on whether or not she should go to library school and it got me to thinking about why I became a librarian and whether or not I’d […]

How I Became a Librarian