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This morning, on our way to daycare, I caught a glimpse of my 4 year old in the backseat mouthing the words, "My God's not dead he's surely alive!"  It's moments like these I'm so grateful to have quality, Christian radio in our area.  It's not about the music--my daughter can learn new songs anywhere, but rather a combination of needs these stations fill for my family, and others like ours.

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The Declutter, Self-Care Challenge - Week 2

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Day 1

Pool day!  My daughter got pool passes this year for her birthday and it was a great way to beat the heat!  But, that also means I didn't bother with the moisturizer, lip balm, or body mist. 

One thing I should have remembered was sunscreen!  We only stayed in the pool for about an hour.  Not long enough for anyone to get a painful burn, but long enough for me to turn a little red.  Lucky for me, we have lots of aloe vera gel on hand!

I used up the last of my Girl Scout bath salts.  I don't think my skin feels any softer and my muscles don't feel any more relaxed than they do after a regular bath.  But, for some reason, in my head I feel like I have really treated myself by adding bath salts to my bath.  I think it's because when I add the salts, mentally I know that this is going to be more than just a quick dip in the bath to wash off the day's grime.  What do you think?  You can share your thought in the comments below or on the poll in our Facebook group.

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Day 1

After taking inventory of everything I collected from my bathroom cabinets, I collected the items I'm most likely to forget on a trip (toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash, lip balm, and razor) and packed them in my travel bag.  Now I won't have to buy these things next time I go on a trip.

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 The Declutter, Self-Care Challenge

Our bathrooms have gotten a little out of hand.  No, my son hasn't peed on the floor.  My husband isn't leaving his stubble all over the sink.  I thinking more in the area of our medicine cabinet.  We complain that we don't have any storage space, but the honest truth is, our bathroom cabinets and drawers are filled up with stuff--and I don't even know what's in there!

So, while my husband was away and my kids were in bed, I went through every cabinet, drawer, and toiletry bag I could find.  Then, just for good measure, I went into my bedroom and did the same thing for the tops of my dresser and night-stand.  

Well, it turns out I may be the problem.  

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Become #locallegends in Your Neighborhood This Summer

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I am embarrassed to admit that I recently realized that after 5 years of living in the same house, I still don't know the names of the family living across the street.  A firetruck pulled up in front of their house while they were at work and, even though I wanted to be, I was no help.  New neighbors just moved in to our neighborhood, and even though they came over to help my husband move some things in the yard, I don't know their names either!

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