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Melanie Flake
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I grew up in a big family. (Side note: There is an extra person in our family picture. My brother’s friend came to live with us for over a year and earned a place in our family picture) I loved growing up in a big family. I loved going on long road trips…
My big family
My big family
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I recently stumbled across this beautiful picture of Audrey Hepburn. The words that accompanied the photo moved me… Audrey Hepburn was the granddaughter of a baron, the daughter of a Nazi sympathizer, spent her teens doing ballet to secretly raise money…
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How the middle school running club ruined my dream-   I love to run.   I grew up running with my father. He was a long distance runner, who completed several marathons (26 miles) and ultra marathons (50 to 100 mile races). Growing up, I admired him and…
Running Club and Ruined Dreams
Running Club and Ruined Dreams
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One of my very favorite books is called, It is a book about a mother’s love for her son. It details the numerous messy stages from childhood to adulthood. Throughout the book, despite the child’s total disregard for cleanliness and order, the mother still…
11 year old boys
11 year old boys
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  Because I love to share things that make me happy, I have decided to share my family’s pepperoni roll recipe. These little pillows of warmth, love, and flavor are delicious. There are two ways these can be made… the easy way or the really easy way.  I…
Pepperoni Rolls
Pepperoni Rolls
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Parenting is really fun, but also very challenging. One of the most challenging things, is figuring out how to teach my kids all of the important information that they need to know to be happy, successful, well adjusted adults. I compiled a short list of…
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My family likes to ski. It’s how we enjoy the winter and get our exercise. Everyone has learned to ski quite well… except my youngest. I have been trying to teach her to ski since she was three (two winters ago). At first, she wasn’t very good because she…
Facing Fear
Facing Fear
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Twenty years ago, I got married to my favorite person. It was a bitter cold day in Saint Louis, but I wasn’t cold at all. I was madly in love. The first time I saw Joel, was at church. Everything about him was impressive. I could hardly wait for the…
20 years
20 years
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It’s cold. It’s winter. Soup is good. After eating waaay too many sugar cookies, gingerbread, and candy, I decided to make soup. This is our families favorite… and I imagine it’s going to be your favorite too. I promise. It is easy, it is hearty, and you…
Winter noodle soup
Winter noodle soup
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My husband comes from a very large Mormon family (he has 84 first cousins- just on his dad’s side). They are like a giant group of friends that love each other and enjoy getting together. I worked very hard to get to know them and they made me feel like a…
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