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Teach Gratitude & Giving

With the craze of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the deluge of Christmas decorations, advertisements and hype, it seems impossible to teach gratitude and show kids what the Season should really be all about. My goal this year is to turn the conversation around from

Consistency will make or break you, stick with it!

The Wake Up Time Battle, Vanquished…For Now?

We’ve been having an ongoing battle with morning wake up times in our house, going on a year now since our youngest was born. Far from the easy sleep her sister was, the little one took us on a merry dance of multiple wake ups

A Penny For Your Thoughts?

The Toddler’s Favorite Books to Read Aloud

I was the kid who’d stay up to all hours with a flashlight under the covers, reading books. Our oldest is now three and she is well on her way to being exactly the same! She’s allowed to “read” in bed at night and we

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Boston Marrow Pumpkin Pie Recipe

My husband LOVES pumpkin pie. I’m not a huge fan, there’s just something about the texture. However, when our neighbor kindly gave us a Boston Marrow Squash and we realized it’s famous for use in Pumpkin Pie, I just had to take a stab at

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Why is food all I think about?

Morning, noon and night, I think about food. Preparing food, buying food, packing food for lunches, toting food along for errands or road trips in case someone gets hungry, choosing healthy food, wondering whether or not to buy organic (at twice the price) food…it never

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Feeling overwhelmed?

When am I not? I was trying to get organized this morning, thinking about the million things I have to do or work on…and then I looked up. For whatever reason, this view made me stop and reflect for a second. A year ago, this

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Bitter Sweet Happy Ending

My husband had a tiny cottage before we got married. We actually lived there for about a year after we got married until shortly after our daughter was born. A variety of factors led us to move when she was three months old and we’ve

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Why do busy days feel so unproductive?

After a crazy busy week the house is a wreck, the kitchen is worse and the laundry is a mile high. This is halfway finished…with the washing, you don’t want to see the folding pile. I actually managed to cook for a change and even

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Health Apps

With the announcement and release of Apple’s new Health app, a slew of new apps have been appearing that take advantage of its functionality. Everything from recipe planning to fitness tracking is covered. Whether you want to simply live a healthy lifestyle or lose weight,

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What’s on the lunch menu?

We have long been prone to offering our toddler very repetitive foods for mealtime. It’s easy, she eats them most of the time and they’re easy to keep in stock. (Grilled chicken, fresh fruit and veggies, spinach nuggets, oatmeal, raisins, yogurt, apple sauce etc.). So