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In a fit of empty-nesting/surviving another Minnesota winter, my mother has been cleaning and organizing old pictures.  To say she has come across some humdingers would be an understatement.  We have been enjoying looking back at hysterical pictures of my

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Choosing Life

My husband and I are currently expecting our fourth child, due May 1st.  I’m just over halfway there, and at that glorious (and oh too short!) point of pregnancy where I am large enough that people aren’t wondering if I’m

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Living a Life of Gratitude

If you spend any amount of time on facebook or pinterest, you likely saw the someecards card that reads “Black Friday:  Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already

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Unexpected Graces

I recently had the chance to cross the item “ride 104 miles in a tow truck with my entire family” off of my bucket list.  Are you jealous?  Oh, it’s not on your bucket list?  Truthfully, I can think of

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“just a mom”

Hello!  My name is Amanda.  I have been married to my husband Paul for six years, and we have been blessed with three spunk-filled and amazing kids- Mary (4), Augie (3) and Veronica (1).  My husband works as a Creative

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