November 2019 – Exclamation Points!

Thankfulness – This month we celebrate the true American holiday: Thanksgiving. I’ve always found it rather profound that the most American holiday revolves around being thankful. As a nation, our very principals are based on freedom and opportunity, and being thankful for those gifts is a mindset...

October 2019 – Exclamation Points!

Kicking Off the Season – It’s hard to believe that it’s already October. It seems like I just finished putting my Christmas tree away, and here we are yet again at the beginning of another holiday season. I, for one, am ready. The temperatures begin falling, albeit only slightly, football season is...

September 2019 – Exclamation Points!

It’s Time to Get Out the Vote! – I know what you are thinking:  There’s no election in September? Yes, there is!  September is the month that readers vote for their Focus Favs!  Vote online or mail in the ballot on page 30 for your favorite restaurant, store, hospital, bar – you name it!  The...

August 2019 – Exclamation Points!

Back to School – Already? It’s that time of year again – back to school. I confess that when my children were younger, I enjoyed this time of the year, but now with my babies in college, I absolutely dread it. I get used to them being around during the summer months, and when they leave to resume their...

July 2019 – Exclamation Points!

American Milestones – Fifty years ago this month, American history was made.  Apollo 11 landed on the moon, and Neil Armstrong said, “This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” I’m not certain if NASA always intended Apollo 11 to land on the moon during the most historic...

June 2019 – Exclamation Points!

Grads and Dads – It’s finally arrived – summer! The beginning of the summer brought many milestones and celebrations for our family with multiple graduations, Kassidi’s acceptance to graduate school and the successful completion of Kolton’s first year at college. So now that June is here, this...

May 2019 – Exclamation Points!

Motherhood: The Perfect Storm – I’ve often said that May is one of my favorite months of the year – tumultuous, stormy even, but a favorite nonetheless. The kids get out of school to begin a slower-paced summer, which means I get to spend more time with them, we celebrate Mother’s Day and yes, my...

April 2019 – Exclamation Points!

Springing Forward – The month of April brings us so many wonderful things: the showers that bring May flowers, the beginning of longer days with cool nights perfect for taking road trips and the most holy of observances for so many – Easter. In this issue, we are springing forward with some...

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