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Beautiful Chaos
Posted Tuesday, February 9, at 4:11 PM
Home has been very chaotic. I now officially have a three year old and an (Almost!) 19 month old. To say things get a little crazy is putting it mildly. The kids are hyper, they run, climb, scream, talk... from the time they wake up until they fall asleep each night. At times, I get overwhelmed sometimes by the chaos, knowing that I am the only one to take care of it all. But their ages are really fun right now and I am enjoying them both a lot...

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Life goes on
Posted Thursday, January 21, at 3:32 PM

Life in our household has drastically changed recently. My husband Justin, left last week for Basic Training for the National Guard. We had discussed him joining the National Guard for quite a while before finalizing everything in October. It was something that he had talked about doing for some time, and after many discussions, research and speaking with a recruiter, we decided that it would be a good move for him and our family...

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Gratefulness
Posted Wednesday, December 16, at 9:43 PM

Lately, the news (even local) has been filled with heartbreaking stories of people losing their loved ones. In an instant, their loved ones are taken and the ones left behind to carry on are forever changed. As the holiday season approaches, I am reminded more and more to be thankful for all the wonderful things and people I have in my life. Sometimes, life is hectic and busy and I forget to be thankful...

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Only in a small town..
Posted Thursday, October 8, at 4:19 PM

Moving from a big town in Texas to a small town in Kansas, I was shocked by some of the new things I experienced. When I first moved to Uniontown and was learning how to drive, I would laugh because everyone waved. I found it odd that people would wave to each other (and with their whole hand, not just a finger!) when they met on the road, which was a new thing to me...

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Paying it forward
Posted Thursday, October 1, at 7:53 PM

Anymore, it seems like all we ever hear about are the horrible things people do to others. I can't even turn on the news at night (we get Kansas City, Mo. news) without hearing of at least 3 people who were shot and killed plus numerous other acts of violence. ...

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From the mouths of babes..
Posted Thursday, September 10, at 3:51 PM

Wow, life in my house has really gotten crazy lately. My daughter, now 13 months, is everywhere! There is absolutely no containing her. She climbs, crawls, bounces and roams wherever she pleases. She has even mastered pulling up on things, which is a little scary. ...

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My dad the superhero
Posted Thursday, June 18, at 10:13 PM

Sunday is Father's Day. That means for all you slackers out there, you better get to the store and get dad a little something, after all, parents deserve to have a special day dedicated to them each year, it's hard work raising kids. That's something I never really realized, until I had kids of my own. ...

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Priceless moments & lessons learned
Posted Monday, April 20, at 1:37 PM

Toothbrush: $2.89 Baby Powder: $4.99 Maxi Pads: $5.23 Having stories to tell your children's future spouse? Priceless. Lately my life has gotten pretty crazy. My two-year-old son is very active. He's one of those kids who can go and go and go, until he crashes. He's full of energy and loves to cause mischief...

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Believing
Posted Tuesday, April 7, at 4:53 PM

When I first joined the fire department, I was 18 years old. I was a senior in high school and I mainly joined because I was looking for something to do and I was really interested in the work that they did. As a young teen in high school, I never really considered what I would gain from the fire department, and I was surprised that my faith in God grew even stronger through my work for the fire department...

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Where the green grass grows...
Posted Thursday, March 26, at 6:50 PM

I haven't always lived in Bourbon County. When I was younger, my dad had a job that made us move several times. I never really minded, I love new places and new people and I was always one of those kids who adjusted really easily. The last time we moved, it was the summer after my 8th grade year and we had been living near Dallas, Texas...

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Octomania
Posted Tuesday, March 10, at 4:35 PM

I am sure everyone has heard about Octomom Nadya Suleman and the octuplets she gave birth to in California on Jan. 26. Nadya, a single mother of 6 already, used IVF to get pregnant. She also knew that she would have multiple babies and that they would be born prematurely. ...

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Woes of Potty training
Posted Tuesday, February 24, at 3:29 PM

Lately, my son has been more and more interested in taking his diaper off. While he's very proud that he can take his diaper off, I'm not as impressed as he is, because cleaning up the pee that is all over the floor or all over his bed, is getting very old. And fast...

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No money, No glory but they do it anyway
Posted Monday, January 26, at 4:54 PM

My husband and I are both part of a volunteer fire department, Bourbon County District 3 Fire Department. It's a major part of our lives: there's calls, training, meetings and other things to attend, but we both really love it. Being a member of a fire department has truly changed how I think about things. ...

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If messes were like art, I'd be living with Picasso
Posted Tuesday, January 13, at 3:37 PM

Lately my son has been really interested in coloring. I gave him an old notebook of mine and some colored pencils, which he has gotten may hours of amusement from. We tried normal crayons, but that ended after he colored on his toys, a plastic chair and the wall. Apparently, he found his artwork impressive, however, I did not...

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Animal Invasions of the plastic kind
Posted Thursday, January 8, at 4:44 PM

Life with an (almost) 2 year old never gets boring. Ever. Christmas was great, my house still hasn't quite recovered, but we had a wonderful time and our kids really got spoiled. All the grandparents made sure of that. Since Christmas, however, we have been feeding, bathing and caring for approximately 15 plastic animals, like they were the real thing. ...

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Memories of Christmases past
Posted Tuesday, December 16, at 5:09 PM

Preparing for Christmas at my house has made me think about Christmas when I was a kid. I remember my parents always decorated our whole house for Christmas: stockings, indoor decorations, garland, outdoor lights, the whole nine yards. It was gorgeous and I really loved looking at it all...

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O Christmas Tree, Poor Christmas Tree
Posted Wednesday, December 10, at 3:10 PM

I am getting everything ready for the holiday season. Most of my christmas shopping is finished, the stockings are hung and most of the gifts are wrapped. My christmas tree, which is a 6 foot fake green tree, has been up since before Thanksgiving. Problem is, I'm worried it won't even make it to Christmas...

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I'm the boss, applesauce
Posted Monday, December 1, at 12:41 PM

My son's vocabulary is growing everyday. He is constantly learning, constantly growing and learning how to take words and put them together into sentences. He has an incredible way of talking, for being so young and while this amazes me, I also have to be very careful. ...

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Taking a moment to be thankful..
Posted Wednesday, November 19, at 7:12 PM

Today, as I was making my plans for Thanksgiving, I began to think about my past Thanksgivings and what I had to be thankful for. I must admit, with the economy and financial woes and my busy schedule, I haven't taken the time to think about all the wonderful gifts I have in my life. ...

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If I had special mommy powers...
Posted Wednesday, November 12, at 9:32 PM

Ok, so today I was busy trying to clean my house, organize my kid's clothes ( I never should have bought them that many) and trying to take care of my daughter and my son, both of which have been sick. My son was especially cranky because he was up all night with a fever and just isn't getting well as fast as his sister. ...

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I am the Editorial Assistant for The Fort Scott Tribune, where I have been employed since March of 2008. I live in the country near Mapleton, Kan., with my husband and our two children. I graduated from Uniontown High School, Uniontown, Kan., but before attending Uniontown, I moved around several times during my childhood. I love to take photos, write, read and spend time with my family. I am also a member of our local fire department and enjoy attending church with my family and appreciate everything a small town has to offer. I look forward to watching my children grow and spending time with my husband and family while living in the country.
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