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Babies Over 40 – What are the Odds of Conceiving and Birth Defects?

  As I’m sure you have guessed, the knowledge that I am “past prime birthing age” bothers me. Not only does it make me feel old, it makes me feel insecure. A dozen “what ifs” come to mind. I’m sure you may have felt the same.   A Thought Before you Dig too Deeply Into Statistics: If ..
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Bundles of Love and Babies Over 40 – The Accidental Cougar

If you’re reading this, you’re probably over 40. So am I. I also have a much younger soon-to-be-husband. Not that I’m a deliberate cougar. I never really went for younger men, but he was and is my best friend, which grew into more and I fell in love with him completely. That being said, this is ..
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Why You Should Save Your Paper Cards

I have a little box where I keep all of the love letters, notes, and cards that my boyfriend gives me. Whenever one of my loved ones sends a particularly touching card, I tuck that in there too.   You’d be surprised how those little notes can change your life.   I had a little ..
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Do You Pray for Strangers?

The other day while driving down the road, we were behind a pickup truck that turned left that was absolutely loaded with miscellaneous household goods. Being November in Ohio, it was dark and hard to see. The days never last long enough in winter. So, I found myself breathing a little prayer that whoever is ..
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Vintage Cookies: Pillsbury Gingerbread Sleigh and Cookies Flyer from the 1970s

  I found this in my grandmother’s recipe box and thought it was so lovely and vintage that I had to share it. I have no idea how old this is, but I’m pretty sure it dates back prior to when Pillsbury started making mixes, as all of these recipes are from scratch.     ..
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Candy without a Thermometer

    Getting just the right candy consistency can be difficult when you are starting out or if you are in an unusual climate. Here are some steps that may help you on your journey to candy perfection. 1. When you think your candy may be ready, or you want to test it, drop a ..
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Will He (or She) Ever Make a Real Commitment? Part Two: What You Can Do and What You Should Consider

First, if you haven’t read the prelude to the article, you probably should check it out first: Will He (or She) Ever Make a Real Commitment? The Facts and How to Analyze Your Situation Can I do anything about this? Yes and no. You can try. There is a small chance you will be successful at it. ..
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Come Unto Me Life-Size Statue in Utah: Comfort for the Grieving

This breathtaking statue was unveiled in 2000 as a life-sized bronze sculpture and is resides in the Spilsbury Mortuary in St George, Utah. It portrays the spiritual journey from mortality to immortality.             Notice the detail as the older woman looks back on her life           ..
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Staying Healthy with Easy Single Serve Snacks by Graze – FREE Graze codes

Let me start by saying that Graze has a GREAT deal. The first and fifth shipments are FREE!     There isn’t even an argument there. It’s free to try. The shipments you pay for are $11 with free shipping. Seriously, eleven bucks for something that is going to help you stay healthy while snacking and has 8 ..
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The Tale of the Little Red Hen Animation and Free Crafts and Activities

From our YouTube Channel “Sweet Dreams with Christari”   1. Little Red Hen Stick Puppets with Backgrounds: Free Printable: These match our recording animation on YouTube. Just click here, to go to a page on our site with the images that you can right click and print Printable Little Red Hen Puppets   2. Red ..
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