Fifty Christmas presents our kids loved


We sure do buy a lot of presents around here. Today seems like a good time to talk about the ones that turned out to be good purchases -- the ones our kids actually played with, and that didn't fall apart right away, and that seemed worth the price.All the links lead to products on Amazon. I've mentioned many a time, I get a small percentage of each sale made using one of the Amazon links on my page. These little bits of sales really add up, and help our family out tremendously!We get a p … [Read more...]

Dolly Parton. Still.

How did I miss this? Dolly Parton has a new album out -- her 42nd studio album! -- and it is great, of course. Blue Smoke was released this year, and it is solid.  Here is the song I'm fixated on at the moment: her utterly natural take on Dylan's "Don't Think Twice":  Love Dolly Parton. 68 years old and hasn't started phoning it in yet. The older I get, the more I admire people who know how to work and keep on working, and who know exactly what their gifts are and how … [Read more...]

Mother of Nine Accidentally Launches NFP Bestseller; Needle Buried on Irony Meter

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MARLBOROUGH -- Popular blogger Simcha Fisher’s first book, The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning, became a bestseller overnight after Fisher accidentally published the e-book a month early.“I freaked out when I realized it was live, but I couldn't figure out how to take it down. The next morning it was a number one bestseller on Kindle,” Fisher said.  "Apparently there was an option to set the release date, but I sort of glossed over that part, and now here we are.  Great news, obviou … [Read more...]

I finally have my Amazon button!

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Actually, it's a widget, or, in layman's terms, "thingy."  If you'll just scroll down a bit and look to the right, just below "subscribe by email to the blog," you will see it.  You can search for books and other products on Amazon and see the results right in the box, without leaving this page.Then, if you click on something, it takes you to Amazon.The reason this is a big deal is because I have an Amazon Associates account, and I get a percentage of all sales made through my links o … [Read more...]