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A Food Network Holiday Menu

Turkey…. Mashed Potatoes…. Rolls…. Stuffing… a relatively brown plate, right? If I’m honest, as much as I love the idea of traditional foods of Thanksgiving, loading up on turkey and bread doesn’t exactly make me salivate. For all the time and work it takes to prepare a Thanksgiving…

Why Not One More? (Part Two): Our Personal Process From Three to Four

“This is me processing our journey, not my take on raising kids God’s way.” Over the years, we have experienced the black hole of infertility with some friends we love the most. I’ve wept with and for other friends who’ve faced the heartache of…

Why Not One More? (Part One): When The Culture says Not To

“To the young mom who doesn’t have time for sipping mimosas, who is knee-deep in dirty diapers, who may indeed feel lost altogether at times, whose body is just not quite the same and is so very, very tired… I suggest a different solution than the…

The Artistry of Motherhood

“Do you tend to value the functional utilitarian side of things or do you value the artistic and the beautiful?” -Dave Cover I find it’s much easier to write about birthday parties and preschool activities than say, you know- the artistry of motherhood, for…

How to Throw a Block Party

Throwing a block party is a great way to foster feelings of fun & connectedness amongst your neighbors. It’s also a great way to break the ice and meet people you might not otherwise meet. Don’t be intimidated to be the first one to step…

Decorating for 4th of July

I’m a huge 4th of July person. And part of that is because my birthday is the 5th. A couple of years ago, when I had more time, I made a bunch of 4th of July party decorations- chair covers, fireplace banner, star “wreath”…

Gear Guide for the New Mom

When we got married, I was so excited to register. We went to Pottery Barn & Bed Bath & Beyond and got our little gun and went nuts. Everything was pretty straight forward- plates, pillows, platters and silverware. But when we got pregnant for…

Over the Moon: Nursery Rhyme Birthday Party

I know birthday parties can sometimes be overwhelming for Mom. But for me, I look at it as an opportunity to have a creative outlet, which I don’t always make time for. When Pearl turned one, we did a “Girls in Pearls, Guys in…

Preschool at Home: 10 tips

Let me begin by saying that I went to preschool when I was two. I think it’s a great thing. We just aren’t doing it. And it’s not that we plan on homeschooling- we don’t. In fact, at this point, feel pretty called &…

Wholesome Baby Food

There have been so many things that have surprised me about myself since becoming a mom. One of those things is how much I’ve enjoyed making the kids’ baby food. I’m no health nut by any means, but it’s nice to know exactly what’s…

Service is Not my Forte.

When I was in college, my mentor Jane gave me some feedback: “You’re good at a lot of things, but service is not your forte.” Ouch. Ever heard the phrase, “Wounds from a friend are better than kisses from an enemy”? Yep, it’s true.  I have…

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