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Kelly Miller

Granny Gram – School Daze

Everyone is feeling the back to school energy around these parts. Watching the boob tube the other day, I was swiftly reminded of a time when summer ended and school began. Commercial after commercial on all of your back to school savings, perpetuate anxiety and financial fear mongering. Where to shop and what to buy, always brings excitement and a bit of wallet raping. “Here we go again….”

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Kim Bryant

Home Sweet Home

I don’t love clutter. I never have, much to the chagrin of my in-laws, who I think have finally given up trying to fill my car with the stuff they are trying to clear out as they age. My answer is, “donate it, and not to me.” Every move and there have been many in my marriage, has been preceded by a garage sale and/or a dumpster trip. Everything that’s in my house now is there because…

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Kristine Beard

My REBirthday

There are many hurdles in life that basically nobody ever wants to have to go through. From divorce, miscarriage, infertility, to some others that can lead to death if not taken care of like organ failure, cancer, or infections. However, life throws everybody different hurdles, which in my mind…

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Kristine Beard

Swim Lessons

It’s getting closer. That time of year when the weather warms up and everybody is flocking to different waterways like, beaches, lakes, rivers, and pools. Just this past weekend it was in the mid 70’s where I live. Many of my friends and their families enjoyed time this weekend in a water and sun basking location. Some have their own pool in the backyard all ready to go. What’s the big significance of all of this?

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Jaymi Moore

Take Back the Grill

Summer is almost upon is, and that means it’s time to break out the charcoal and start flame cooking our food, cuz honestly it is just way too hot to slave over a stove or use the oven. Now I don’t know about you, but I am a grill master.

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Kelly Miller

Granny Gram – Identity and The Crisis Here In

Hold on to your hairpins my lovelies, we are about to embark on the topic of identity crisis. My parents are from the Baby Boomer generation, who taught me that if you did not conform to the norm, than you were the outcast, the black sheep, or the red-headed step child. Oddly enough, I am a red head. So, I suppose that was fitting. I have never been a conformist, and I have always walked to the beat of my own drum.

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Jaymi Moore

What to Do With All Those Darn Hardboiled Eggs This Easter

Ah, Easter. That magical spring day when we all seem to forget that bunnies don’t lay eggs, but hey, they’re colorful and filled with chocolate, so who cares right? Of course, when I was a kid we didn’t really buy into the plastic eggs bit, what with my mother the hippie not wanting to contribute to the landfills. So, we boiled and decorated about four dozen or so real eggs every year. It was great, except for one thing…

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Kelly Miller

Granny Gram – Toddlers Are Just Teenagers in Training

I am fairly certain that parents who have toddlers frequently wonder what happen to their cute little bundle. Well, hold on to your knickers my lovelies!! This is going to be a wild ride. Just when you thought the ride was peaceful and perfect, you reach the peak of the coaster to toddler land, with a swift decent to terror tunnel. It is now that you begin to realize that there is a significant drop about to make your belly reel with uncertainty.

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