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Press Play On April, Cymplified!

It’s as if I went on an intentional blog hiatus. Already, words and stories are building up inside my head, waiting to burst out through my fingertips. Press play on April In reality, there was a problem with my blog for days. Then, April rolled in and I became occupied packing for our family’s annual trip. All the while, taking our …

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Playing Dress-Up Last October, Cymplified!

I think that playing dress-up is innate in every child; most of them wouldn’t hesitate to don wings or capes. Is it their idea of fun or they just want to escape reality for a while? I read somewhere that children have things figured out. I would add that they could get away with it, too! That’s how my kids are. …

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When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell, Cymplified!

When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell started with a milestone: marriage. It should be an exciting and happy beginning for Millie and Bump. Right? Yet with a horrific past and secrets, I began to share Millie’s burden. Thus, I do not quite find the book entertaining or spiritually inspiring. It also started to become a slow read. There were times …

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Family Getaway: Why I Like Traveling with Children 4 to 9 Years Old, Cymplified!

My family and I recently came from a trip to Tagaytay. It was a last-minute getaway. I just packed the morning before leaving! Thankfully, we still got a room at Taal Vista Hotel. Even so, family getaways always excite me. When they were still babies, though, excursions like this need a list first of all. Impromptu ones? A no-no! I would have preferred …

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