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From The Mama Bear Files: Protecting Your Family In an Active Shooter Situation

I’ve come to the conclusion in recent months that I can’t protect my children. After many dreams (nightmares) involving situations where one or both of my children were involved, I’ve spent hours thinking about what I would do if faced with an emergency situation: an active shooter, a car jacker wielding a knife, or someone […]

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A Tradition of Our Own

At 21, everybody believes they are an adult and have the world figured out. Add a marriage, and not 1… but 2 children and a 3rd on the way… of course, I was the most mature 21 year old on the planet. Except, at 21, I had yet to master the art of saying ‘no’. […]

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I mean, it doesn't have to be a cup of tea. This is hot cocoa, Bailey's, and hand -whipped cream, topped with cinnamon sugar. In my Pittsburgh Pottery Yinz mug. So, ya, basically heaven.

Hygge Away Your Winter Blues

As fall cruises towards winter the days get shorter, the dark gets darker, the wind howls howlier, the cold gets colder, and it can impact how you feel.   I used to be one of those morose folks, fist raised to the sky, other hand firmly clenching a glass of red wine, bemoaning the weather […]

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