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Christmas in July 2017! It’s Time to Share My Favorite Things

I love Christmas!  And what better time to do a little Christmas celebrating than in the middle of summer????  So Merry Christmas in July 2017!

Christmas in July 2017

I love all things Christmas!  About now is when I start thinking about Christmas and gifts I want to buy.  It’s not too early to start shopping, is it?

I also love to read those posts that people write about their favorite things or things they are loving lately.  I don’t do them much but I did decide to take some time to share some of my favorite things with you for Christmas in July 2017.  Maybe this will become an annual tradition.  Who knows??  I did do a post similar to this last year but then moved most of the content to my Favorite Things page.

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A Few Things I Learned From My Mom

Mother’s Day had me thinking about the things I have learned from my mom over the years.

things I learned from my mom

To give you a brief history lesson:  My birthday is 4 days after my mom’s.  She had just turned 21 when she had me.   She and my dad had only been married about 6 months.  I was their first child.  Two years later my brother came along and that would be our family until our parents divorced about 20 years later.  

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14 Things Being a Mom Has Taught Me

Being a Mom has taught me so many things.  I’ve narrowed it down to 14 for today.  

Being a Mom

Ethan turned 14 on Easter Sunday.  That means I have been a Mom for 14 years.  Actually that means I have been a biological mom for 14 years.  

When Kent and I married back in 2000, I became a stepmom to 10 year old Ben.  I still remember him asking me to bake cookies for his 4th grade class for his birthday that first year.  Oh how it warmed my heart.  I became a mom for the first time in that moment.

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