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Cooking Projects for When You’re Homebound

As you have very likely heard, the East Coast is bracing for a weekend full of rain (if not a hurricane), which means many of us will be stuck indoors quite a bit in the coming days. I’m not going to lie, weather events like this and snow days (which hopefully we won’t get too…

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Recipes That Help Me Survive the Busy Weeks

My sons and I got back from being away for almost a month this past weekend and jumped right back into busy life (plus the boys don’t start school until next week, so I’ve had them around a bunch). Which has meant that this week has been one of those weeks where your main priority…

Self-Care: How my mother and my Facebook feed got me off my butt and taking care of myself when I needed it most

Every August my boys and I head out to Colorado to stay with my parents for a few weeks. It is a very special time of year for us. We have very little planned or scheduled, we go on hikes, we ride horses, and we eat amazing food, much of which comes straight from the…

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4 Actually Realistic Lunch-Packing Tips

This is the time of year when back-to-school tips and tricks are everywhere. We are bombarded with beautiful pictures of backpacks, lunch boxes, school supplies, organized desks, freezers full of already prepared lunch foods, and the list goes on and on. It is enough to make anyone feel like a complete slacker. And while I…

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Store-Bought Popsicles for My Son’s Birthday: A story of letting go of perfection

My eldest son turned 7 this past Monday and so there was a birthday celebration for him at school. Last year I brought in watermelon “pizza” topped with fresh fruit and shredded coconut, it was beautiful and the kids loved it. This past week, however, was very hectic including weekend travel, a car that died,…

Giving Ourselves and Each Other a Break

Over the past few weeks there have been a number of blog posts going around about times when moms have felt judged by other moms. There have been a myriad of reasons—picky eaters, aggressive children, tantruming children, messy houses, etc. In some of the posts there is a redeeming person who comes forward and offers support, in others…

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Finding Flexibility: What to do when life throws you a curve ball

I was just saying (ok, maybe complaining) to my mom that in the past two plus months, every single time I have had a day to catch up on work projects there has been a sick kid or snow day. And today was no exception. Waking up this morning to discover that we had delayed…