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To Know An Angel

Emotions ran a bit high around our home last week.

March 09, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Loving The Landscape

Spring is in the air.

March 02, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


It Started With The Cookie

'Tis the season for cute kids and cookie boxes. Personally, we get sucked in every year as we find ourselves supporting a friend and their troop. Then of course there are the girls outside the grocery and yes, if I have $5 you better believe we walk away with a box or two.

February 24, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Memories And Milestones

February 2016 marks the beginning of the 15th year that I first entered the old brick building at 122 South Third Ave. known as the location of the Oakdale Leader. All these years later, it's still mind boggling to me.

February 17, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Soul Friends

By definition 'soul food' is a noun, defined by Merriam-Webster as: "food (as chitterlings, ham hocks and collard greens) traditionally eaten by southern black Americans." With origins dating back to the mid-sixties, it is safe to say that its definition may have morphed a bit in the way of mainstream thinking.

February 10, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


What’s In Your Bucket?

I don't believe in New Year Resolutions. I'm a goal setter. Perhaps it's all just a mind game, but there is something easier about losing your way while attaining a goal rather than 'breaking a resolution.'

February 03, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


She’s A Rescue

Every dog I have owned my adult life has been a rescue. Our current furry family member, Willow (aka Show Pony – for her bounce) is the fourth rescue dog to call our family home.

January 27, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Being A Servant

Parenting is probably the toughest and most rewarding gig I will ever be gifted with.

January 20, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Door Number Three

I'm going to 'out' myself just a bit in the way of 'guilty pleasure' of television viewing. As I prepared to pen this piece I realize I may lose a few readers as a result of this admission. I'm taking that risk.

January 13, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Waisting Time

I'm looking for my waist. Have you seen my waist? Maybe it's at Cahoots, Moss Rose, Firenze's? It's definitely not at Fitness Plus or Koru Yoga Studio or maybe ... It is.

December 30, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


What’s In A Name

I am the parent of 'those' kids. You know the ones. The kids who name a gold fish 'Goldie', a stuffed dog 'Puppy' or continue to call a doll 'Bitty Baby' until it has aged in years beyond a toddler.

December 23, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Bump In the Night (or wee hours of the a.m.)

Temps have dropped, fall colors finally arrived and it's truly beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

December 09, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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Naptime And Motherhood

December 02, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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Thanks And Giving

November 25, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


The Good News

Every now and again a call comes through that makes my day.

November 11, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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Big Bright Future

In just a handful of days the Oakdale High School Class of 2017 will fill the Corral, move the tassel on their respective mortarboards and ...

May 17, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Pressing Pause

Being still is hard.

May 10, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


How Would You Answer?

Recently over coffee a friend posed a question which stumped me. The irony and funny thing, if you will, was I'm certain that was ...

May 03, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


From Toddlers To Teens

Toddlers are a lot of work. If you just whispered Amen or gave a head nod this is for you.

April 26, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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