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The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition

Hey Y’all, In a effort to get my butt into gear for Christmas I looked into the phenomena of The Elf on The Shelf. I think this is such a cool idea. I would love hiding the elf around the house. It could be our bedtime story for the next 25 day’s starting Dec. 1st. Now here’s […]

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Native American Heritage Month: Don’t Say That!

Hey Y’all, In honor of Native American Heritage month I’ve really been brushing up on my political correctness. As a new employee of Indian Country Today Media Network  which Features the world’s most comprehensive and innovative online Native news and entertainment site, serving Native and American Indian tribes nationwide. It features Native American Journalism Association award-winning writers and […]

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Adoption Wednesday – Transracial or Transcultural Adoption

Hey y’all: The Carr family of Iowa Since today is Wednesday I thought I would tackle the issue of trans racial or trans cultural adoption. We know it’s happening. In NYC you can walk down the street any given day and see a Caucasian mommy with a beautiful Asian little boy or girl. When you […]

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Gluten Free & Diabetes

Hey Y’all, If you know me you know I don’t watch reality shows, but it just so happens that I ended up watching an episode of Tia & Tamera and they were attempting to bake a gluten free cake for Tia’s baby boy’s first birthday party. I thought the episode was cute but more so […]

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Hey Y’all, No better word than the above can express how I feel today. I think definition #4 says it best. I’m feeling loaded, heaped upon and overpowered! Unfortunately it isn’t with presents but with responsibility. I don’t have a problem with responsibility; in actuality I welcome responsibility, it makes me feel useful but right now I […]

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African Native Americans

Hey Y’all, According to my mother my Grandmother was part Blackfoot and part African American. She was born in Savanna GA to a Native American mother and African father. In honor of Native American Heritage month I had a do a little research on African Native Americans and found a great site. Created by a Eve Winddancer […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Thanksgiving Past

Hey y’all, I pulled these out from the Thanksgiving archives. The twins first Thanksgiving Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving Day!!!

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Diabetes & Older Adults

Hey Y’all, More diabetes information for you…From the American Diabetes Association Diabetes disproportionately affects older adults. Approximately 25% of Americans over the age of 60 years have diabetes, and aging of the U.S. population is widely acknowledged as one of the drivers of the diabetes epidemic. Although the burden of diabetes is often described in […]

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New York Cares: Winter Wishes

Hey Y’all,OK I am not in denial anymore… Christmas is quickly approaching. My children (Erick especially) have already created their massive Christmas wish lists and I’m getting on it by the end of this month! Now… there are little kids out there who don’t have mom’s and dad’s who can fulfill their Christmas wish lists. […]

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Thanksgiving…. Is More than Just Turkey Dinner

Hey Y’all, My co-worker reminded me yesterday that Thanksgiving is next week! I was in utter shock. I am not prepared for the holiday season. I don’t have a turkey, ham, stuffing ingredients or anything. I’m not ready… I think that over the past three weeks the uncertain weather patterns we’ve experienced in the north […]