Downtown Holiday Bazaar in Albert Lea, MN

As a little girl, I always looked forward to Christmas in Albert Lea. Santa Claus would wave proudly over Lou Rich. The lake would ice over; the whole town would become a winter wonderland. Garland would be strung all around downtown with beautiful lights welcoming in the holiday season. I …

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Lyme

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Reading my new bible in story form

*I was given the CSB Reader’s Bible to help facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and 100% honest. My bible is slowly falling a part. Pages have been torn out, the binding torn and tattered. I have needed a new one for a long time. However, …

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Eating and Indoor Play at Minnesota Children’s Museum

Twenty years ago I was sitting in Spanish class while a lady shared with my high school class about hosting foreign exchange students. It sounded like fun to me, so I wrote my families phone number down on the paper she passed around. A few days later she called my …

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Charles Spurgeon and Thomas Johnson, Steal Away Home

* I was given Steal Away Home to help facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are based on my experience and are 100% honest and my own. This blog post contains affiliated links to a product that we love. This means I may receive a commission at no cost to you …

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Please, adults, don’t let your kids run crazy at the hotel

I started working at a local hotel in Albert Lea folding laundry for six glorious hours. It may not be for everyone, but for me, it’s fantastic. The general manager and assistant manager are both amazing. An accommodating and friendly experience is the goal of whole team. I have watched …

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How to begin restoring your relationship with your child.

I have shared our story of working to build back our relationship with Maddie. Our circumstances combined with our parenting had wounded her heart. We moved, had a baby and our life was anything but stable. Mark and I had a choice, we could blame it on our circumstances, attempt to …

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If my house looks like a tornado went through it, don’t yell at me, ask me if I’m ok!

When Mark and I got married eleven years ago we had pictures of what we thought marriage would like. He would get a job, work a 9-5, get paid and support us. I would work until we had kids and then I would become a homeschool mom. It sounded like …

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