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Lockdown Drills

Heartbroken. My little sweetpea told me very excitedly today: “MOM! Guess what! Tomorrow we’re going to have a Lockdown Drill at school!” Her innocent little heart knows that a lockdown drill is “in case of intruders” in her school, but fortunately, she has no idea of the type of devastating horror that said intruders are [...]
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One Stop Shopping: The NWA Boutique Show

Do you ever wish there was a Walmart for boutique shopping? A one stop shop where all your favorite boutiques, independent sellers and businesses existed? A place where you could buy your favorite graphic tees from Elysian, your cookware from Pampered Chef, sample the latest varietal blends from the Tontitown Winery and donate to the [...]
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5 Things Food Allergy Moms Want You To Know

5 years ago I had no idea what life was like for moms who have littles with food allergies. And then I became that mom. Our daughter was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that causes a LOT of food reactions. Our lives went a little crazy. LittleMiss and I went on a common 8 elimination [...]
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I Used To Be Cool

I was recently searching for my car in a Walmart parking lot, praying my Ben & Jerry’s wasn’t melting, when I had a moment. I literally stopped walking and stood still for a moment. A bumper sticker on the back of a mini-van said matter-of-factly:“I Used to Be Cool”. Me too, girl. I wanted to [...]
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Summer Sculpting: Pilates Ball

It’s July and time for round 2 of our summer sculpting series. Did you think we forgot? Fear not.  This post actually began with “It’s July and it’s hot” but frankly, who needs me to state the obvious? No one. We all know it’s hot, which is why Betsy at FreeRide studio created 4 MORE […]

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Dear Dads, Your Presence is Priceless

Far and away the most important job I’ve ever held, is being Dad to our son Tyler and daughter Brittany; especially while they were growing up and our house was still their home. I’ve made mistakes over the years and sometimes fallen short in several “Dad” categories. I suppose most men who’ve been a father […]

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Being Grandpa

I grew up “geographically” close to both of my grandfathers.  For reasons that I do not have a clear recollection, I cannot say I was very close to my paternal grandfather, however, the opposite was true with my mother’s dad.  He was just a great, down-to-earth, genuinely friendly guy.  On my mother’s side of the [...]
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Love, Dad

"Don't take for granted the love that this life gives you, when you get to where you're going, don't forget to turn back around,  help the next one in line, always stay humble and kind." - Tim McGraw    When I was asked to write a post for Father's Day several thoughts came to mind. [...]
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