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10 Reasons I Hate Winter as a Mom

It’s that time of year again. Winter. I hate winter. I especially hate winter since I have had children. They make everything more complicated. I do like that they give me an excuse to go sledding again. Beyond that, I would rather just sit in my nice, warm house drinking hot chocolate and look out […]

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Our Team’s Favorite Local Sledding Hills

When I decided to write this post, I wasn’t sure whether to call this popular winter activity ‘sledding’ or ‘sliding.’ I usually call it ‘sliding,’ but a quick internet search confirmed that both terms were acceptable.  So I did what any great writer would do; I took a Facebook poll on my personal page and […]

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Whole Grains: A Love Affair

There’s something about the chill in the air that just makes me want to brew a giant pot of coffee, put on leggings, and bake.   Bread, muffins, cakes, brownies, biscuits, scones… you name it, I’m baking it (I’m known for some pretty rockin’ whoopie pies, and guess what: they’re made with whole grain wheat […]

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Rotating Holidays and Kidless Christmas Eves: Sad Side Effects of Divorce

As a little girl, I remained blissfully unaware of sad childhood realities like rotating holidays between divorced parents. I came from an intact family, and I didn’t get introduced to the concept of divorce until my aunt and uncle split up during my middle school years.  Growing up as an only child in Florida, I remember […]

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DIY Milk Bottle for Santa

The other day I was in the store browsing through the Christmas decorations when I saw this really cute milk bottle decorated for Santa’s milk. It was so cute but I thought I certainly have enough glass bottles at home, maybe I could make my own version of Santa’s milk bottle! Now in all fairness, […]

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Cultural Appropriation at Thanksgiving: My Daughter and Chris Hemsworth

  A few weeks ago, my secret boyfriend, Chris Hemsworth, shared an Instagram photo saying he stands with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who are fighting against the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). Now there’s plenty to talk about in terms of the DAPL, and it’s well worth educating yourself on this issue, but what caught […]

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If I Could Turn Back Time: 5 Reasons to Love “Falling Back”

Well, it’s that time of year again when my Facebook feed gets flooded with parents cursing the evils of Daylight Saving. Whether we’re jumping ahead an hour in the spring or “falling back,” moms and dads seem to consider this arbitrary time change the nemesis of parenting, blaming all tantrums on the switching of a […]

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