Graduation Fear Confession: My Girl Might Not Get Her Diploma

It’s possible I’m a terrible mother. As I have a crisis of confidence in my girl. She’s supposed to graduate this weekend. Between you and me- I’m not sure she’s going to make it. I scroll through Facebook seeing photo after photo of students boldly holding up their diplomas. “Look at what I’ve done!” Their smiles scream through my screen. As for our ceremony this weekend, The chances that my girl will come home with a diploma? Uh… It’s not

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Stolen Chickens, Mumbles And Betty, Returned To Aussie Daycare Center

Two stolen chickens have quite the tale to tell about the journey they never planned on. Someone apparently stole Mumbles and Betty from The Botany Daycare Center in Sydney, Australia. In a strange twist, whomever took the cluckers set them loose onboard the train that runs through the city. That’s where this story starts to take an upbeat twist. 7News in Sydney tells the story using as many chicken puns as possible. Mumbles and Betty returned to the kids at

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Your Miracle Cure When Raising Teenagers Gets You Down

I’m still shaking my head. At this miracle treatment. The syndrome for which I was told there was no cure. That only time would heal this common malady. The affliction of living with teenagers. Perhaps you know the symptoms, Dear Reader. The rejection of your very being. To be told, That you are a dumb adult, Totally no fun to be around, A colossal bore. With an 16-year-old and an 18-year-old at home, we are in the thick of it.

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The Puppy You Prescribed For My Broken Doggie Heart

You did this. I’ve said that many times these last few days. You, Dear Reader. You, who took the time to reach out after my beloved Darla Dog passed. You, who encouraged me to get another dog. You, who told me to not wait too long. You, who said the ache would ease. You, who said it wouldn’t, but to take the dive anyway. And so well, Saturday. The day my daughter saw a crack of opportunity in my husband’s

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How Losing Love Has Sent Me Into Crazy Land

I’ve become that lady. The crazy one. You probably figured this was coming, Dear Reader. Checking in each week to see if I’ve become her yet. Indeed, I have. The crazy lady who misses her dog. Beyond misses. Most days, I ache. It’s been about two months since DarlaDog passed. I still swear I can hear her collar jingling in the other room. Still catch my breath when I see a few scraps from dinner and have to remind myself,

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Country Star Miranda Lambert On Why She Adopts So Many Rescue Dogs

Few things can make country star Miranda Lambert’s heart sing like her rescue dogs. There’s a lot of love at her place. She has seven rescue dogs! Lambert tells PawCulture.com that she just has a knack for finding dogs who need to be rescued. Or maybe it’s the other way around. Maybe they find her. Lambert gave the rundown on all her pups to PawCulture.com. “I have seven rescues and they get along great. Jessi and Waylon (8 years-old) are

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Patriotic Chicken Plays “America The Beautiful” On Keyboard Piano

Be still my chicken-loving heart! I need to go out to my 9 chickens in my backyard right now and have a talk with them. “Ladies, it’s no longer enough to lay fresh eggs, we need to get you music lessons!” Take a look at this delightful video of a chicken playing “America The Beautiful.” Really. The video is put together by Two Creative Chicks who describe themselves on their Facebook page as “advocates for fowl play.” And if you

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My Birthday-Your Gift: 30% Off At PetsMart

There’s nothing more fun for me during my birthday week than to share a gift from PetsMart. They have a special promotion going on from 1/27-1/29. $10 off $30. 30% off your pet supplies! Gotta love that. Just click on this link and place your order. Save $10 off $30 at PetSmart.com! 1/27 – 1/29 Only. Cherry on top is free shipping on any order over $29. So stock up and let PetsMart deliver the goodies to your front door.

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Hot Firefighter Adopts Dog He Posed With For Calendar

As if there is not enough to love about firefighters. Heros. Brave. Some especially hot ones have gone above and beyond for rescue animals in Charleston, South Carolina. For the few couple of years, local firefighters have posed to raise money for Toby’s Fund, an animal rescue organization that funds medical care for injured and abused animals. Rob Tacket posed for this year’s Charleston Animal Society Calendar holding Kimber, a German Shepard puppy. When the photographer snapped this shot, Rob had

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Military Vets Gifted With Professional Portraits With Their Pets

What better picture to gaze at than a portrait of your beloved pet? One veteran of the war in Iraq gets that. She’s a dog lover. And someone who has had her share of personal struggles. Marla Keown tells Fox31 Denver, “When I started going through my own troubles, I realized that I wasn’t alone, that there is lots of veterans out there that would like to have a nice portrait of themselves with their pet, and they don’t.” Now

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