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CASA Volunteers are Everyday Angels.

CASA Volunteers-Everday Angels Helping Local Children

I’ve been a licensed foster parent since 2009. The need for safe, caring foster homes in New Hampshire has increased. This is a direct result of the growing drug epidemic and other factors. The need for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers has also increased. They are the everyday angels helping local children on the […]

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Let’s Talk About Mass Shootings–How An Unexpected News Report Started Important Conversation

Reports of mass shootings or mass attacks, many involving guns and explosions, are increasing difficult to shield my young children from. We recently visited my brother-in-law in Barcelona, just days before an attack in Las Ramblas. Thirteen people were killed and 130 injured, on the streets where we shopped just days before. It was hard […]

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Lavender and White Chocolate Cookies

Lavender and White Chocolate Cookies: Baking with Lavender

Gardening is a favorite summertime activity for my children. In fact, they enjoy it so much that we readily grow herbs and mushrooms indoors all winter. Whether indoors or outdoors, our gardening endeavors always include lavender. Lavender and White Chocolate Cookies have become a family favorite. Lavender is a hearty plant that’s very drought resistant. It’s […]

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Grocery Store Wars

Grocery Store Wars: Better Food on a Budget

Everyone has a budget. Thanks to having a larger family, I’m very mindful about our weekly grocery budget. It starts with the sale flyers, a paper version of grocery store wars. I aim to feed my family healthy, quality food, and meals that I’ve planned and prepared. It’s all about better food, on a budget. […]

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