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All the Time, No Matter What

A long time ago, I was in control of my life. I had a good job, traveled, watched an entire television show from start to finish, and went to the bathroom all by myself. And then I fell in love and became a mother. And that’s where my life went off the rails. In a…

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3 Questions with Ava Rosa: A Year in Review

It’s coming up on the one year anniversary of when we started Three Questions with Ava Rosa. In celebration, I wanted to share some great things I learned in my first 15 shows- which are all available at www.AR3Q.com, Youtube, and Facebook. When I first considered being a journalist, it was mostly because I hadn’t…

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Just Keep One….

  Just Keep One…… by Peg McGuire A week before Christmas, I sat on our couch, watching television, with Timothy, my sweet and sensitive 10-year-old. It was our prime time — the quiet Sunday evening moments after football and dinner, but before the chaos of the get-ready-for-Monday-and-bedtime routine.  The quiet moment was interrupted by a…

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Elf on a Shelf: Keeps Kids Nice, Makes Parents Crazy

I’ll admit it. I’m gullible. I fell for the Elf on a Shelf craze. The premise: The elf — we named him Sparky — sits on a shelf and watches my boys from the moment they wake until they fall to sleep. Each night, Sparky flies off to the North Pole to reports all the…

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Virginia Family Expo

FOR MORE INFO VISIT WWW.VIRGINIAFAMILYEXPO.COM OR CONTACT Jeanne at jeanne@virginiafamily.com APRIL 6, 2019 10AM-4PM SALEM CIVIC CENTER   This FREE event will feature over 70 Booths of local businesses and services for families of all ages and sizes! This event is designed so that expecting parents, new and seasoned moms and dads, child care takers,…

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Dad of the Month: Chris Patterson

Logan says “My dad is the best dad because he works hard to provide for us, is cool and does almost everything we want.” Chris works very hard at whatever he does.  During the years that I stayed at home with our youngest, he worked 60+ hours a week to make up for my lost…

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Balloon Drum – Shoebox Guitar

DIY Balloon Drum Supplies: large empty metal can large balloon rice packing tape scissors two unsharpened pencils. Instructions: 1. Cut the end off of the balloon 2. Stretch the balloon tightly over the open top of the metal can and secure with packing tape 3. Play the drum with the eraser-end of the pencils. Do you…

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