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We Are All Mothers

Recently I attended the county fair where my husband and I grew up participating in 4-H programs and now volunteer. During our week of 4-H festivities and the hustle and bustle, I had many chances to observe the army of mothers who were scurrying around after their children and often their 300-plus pound animals. These [...]
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Homemade Dessert: Foolproof Cobbler Recipe

Every season is cobbler season in our household. My mother-in-law shared her trusty cobbler recipe with me over 25 years ago, and it remains a family favorite. Cobbler preparation is low-key enough to accommodate help from young children, so it is easy to have your kids join you in the kitchen for this recipe. It [...]
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Sharing Your World Through Hosting An Exchange Student

High School students around the world dream of studying abroad as a foreign exchange student. They study for challenging language exams. Students fill out lengthy applications and write personal essays. Families pen heartfelt letters. These tasks emphasize the academic aspect of the exchange program, yet the host family’s role is paramount to the exchange experience. [...]
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Being a Football Family

Raising a child around team sports and learning the lessons they provide has changed our family for the better. My husband is the head coach of the Eastern Greene Football program. This is his first year in this position but he has been a high school assistant for the last eight years and was a [...]
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