04.202017
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But Wait, There’s More

But Wait, There’s More

I’m sure by now you’ve all witnessed the birth of Oliver and April’s baby boy.  This adorable calf was born at the Animal Adventure Park in New York last Saturday just as Hoosiers were rising and shining.  According to Google, there were 232 million live views of this delivery for a total of 7.6 billion…

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03.272017
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Que Será, Será

Que Será, Será

My family had one of those ginormous old console televisions back in the day.  I remember it well for two reasons: (1) We only got three channels…6, 8 and 13. I remember when Fox added a 4th major network to the lineup and many people thought that it would never survive; alas it did and…

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03.072017
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Forego the Hairbrush, Better Awaits

Forego the Hairbrush, Better Awaits

How many times have you wanted more?  Probably always.  There’s even an old AT&T commercial where an adult asks a group of kids, “Who thinks more is better than less?”  And, because we know that children say the darndest things, an adorable little girl in the focus group answers, “More is better than less…we want…

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02.212017
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Make America Grit Again

Make America Grit Again

Dinner at our house is often unpredictable.  It’s this daily dance we do of asking, “What do you want?  I don’t know, what do you want?”  We typically end up deciding with everyone answering this question, “What don’t you want?” That eliminates a lot of options and narrows it down enough to choose. Sometimes our…

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02.102017
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2017 Grant Recipients

2017 Grant Recipients

January Grant Cycle Gilead Ministries - Upgrade online giving platform, Network For Good; $4,200 White's Residential & Family Services - Growing Teens for Life: initiative which seeks to equip adolescents with skills to maintain future employment; $1,000 Grace House for Transition and Recovery - Better-Equipped: initiative to support maintenance projects using skillsets of the men in Grace House;...

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01.312017
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Couperfs

Couperfs

I often wonder if every family is as quirky as mine…probably not.  I just ran across an old Facebook memory where my oldest son, Griffin, got embarrassed at school by using a word that he thought was a real word; in fact, it was just one we made up and used all the time at…

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01.232017
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Lowercase w’s

Lowercase w’s

I was having lunch with my friend Paul last week and he reminded me of something I hadn’t thought about in a long time.  Nearly 18 years ago, my husband and I had a happy, healthy baby boy.  He was perfect in every way.  Ten fingers. Ten toes.  An adorable round head.  What a happy…

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01.062017
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The Code

The Code

We don’t do Elf on a Shelf at our house, but we do watch a lot of Elf on television.  The popularity of this Christmas film may be even more ginormous than the toilets in New York City.  It’s mildly embarrassing that I may have seen this movie about 100 times since it was released…

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11.302016
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Higher Standards

Higher Standards

The Community Foundation of Grant County has recently been re-accredited with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®—the highest standards for philanthropic excellence. We work to connect people who care with causes that matter. National Standards says that we meet the most rigorous standards in philanthropy and is a promise to our community that we’ll continue…

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