Nathalie's Notes

Raising the Hardy Boys

The parent trap   May 8, 2015 By NATHALIE HARDY | Yamhill Valley News-Register   I just had an idea for the best mother’s day gift in the history of ever. Maybe. I mean, it’s no child-crafted macaroni necklace. Those are so precious they are priceless. This is something we can give freely to mothers …

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I started writing this on New Year’s Eve. Which happens to be my favorite holiday. (I know, it sounds crazy but it’s possible to love Jesus and have that be true. And yet – yes.)  But this year instead of relaxing and reviewing resolutions and goals and crafting new ones, or closing the year with …

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What would you do if someone you loved, like say your spouse or best friend went to run a few errands and never came home? That’s what happened last Thursday to Jennifer Huston’s husband and two little boys (and the rest of her family and friends). At the time of this writing, Monday evening, no …

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You know what’s awesome about only having 39.8 pounds to lose? Finally being out of the 40s that’s what. But what’s even more exciting is the reason I only got 5 hours of sleep last night: I finally got enough stuff sorted out to begin working on my book Raising the Hardy Boys so, so …

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Honestly, I don’t know how people cooked anything before the advent of the Google Machine. Since we’re all “let’s have a budget and, like, stick to it” the end of the month sees some interesting meals made from cabbage, black beans and random regrets from the sale bin at Grocery Outlet. But this week, thanks …

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