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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
I’m doing that thing that I swore I’d never do — lamenting that this school year will be my last to have a child home with me during the day. Until recently, I was sure I’d be planning a celebration,...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
It was with great disappointment, but not surprise, that I listened to excerpts of President Trump’s speech to Boy Scouts at their national jamboree last week. A long time ago I attended a jamboree my...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
Since you all obviously come here for hard-hitting and culturally relevant content that informs your worldview on the issues of today, let’s dig into a topic that’s on everyone’s mind these days: sexi...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
As I approach my nine year anniversary of becoming a mother, it is starting to be easier to see what and who has influenced my children.   Because Hubby and I have no family nearby, we count on f...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
When my daughter was almost four years old, her mother and I brought her little brother home from the hospital. She already had an assortment of dolls and stuffed animals under her care, so it was eas...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
There are few things more fun for me as a parent than seeing my three kids’ personalities develop and learning what traits they inherited from their parents and other relatives. I suspect I am raising...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
It is no secret that I am not exactly current when it comes to modern technology. It should come as no surprise, then, that I have only recently become acquainted with podcasts. They have been around...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
I’m in a festive mood, friends. Yesterday was my 37th birthday, and very soon I’m heading out to spend a few days roughing it in the woods. Last week, when Hubby was scheming a birthday date, he asked...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
Memory fails as to when I first met Warren Ludwig, but it must have been sometime during our high school years in El Dorado, Ark. He was one year ahead of me, and he was the cartoonist for the school...
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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
I am approaching an uncomfortable time in my life as a parent — it’s time for the talk. My sweet oldest child, Lu, was born what seems like a week go to me, but calendars (and my forehead wrinkles) sa...
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BOB MCKINNEY: What I know

BOB MCKINNEY: What I know
Unfortunately, in today’s political environment, many of us live in a constant state of frustration. Although President Trump was elected pursuant to the laws of this country, many refuse to accept it...
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