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Fall Decor Photo Roundup | 40 Images to Inspire

Say the word “fall” and the whole country breathes a collective sigh of seasonal adoration. Fall represents a welcome reprieve from the oppressive heat and manic activity of summer, and the vibrant displays of colorful trees are nature’s way of celebrating change. As the crops are harvested from the fields, kitchens become abuzz with preparation and preservation […]

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The Gift of Experiences: Non-Toy Gift Alternatives

Between birthday parties, grandparents and aunties, or the joy we get ourselves in shopping for our littles… Our kids accumulate A LOT of STUFF. I have a one-year-old girl right now, and our toy baskets and book cases are already overflowing. Mamas of multiples and kids who’ve had far more birthdays than our daughter–how do you do […]

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We All Scream for ICE CREAM! (Recipes, Activities, and Local Favorites)

In July of 1984, Ronald Reagan made a Presidential Proclamation that July should be known as National Ice Cream month. A delicious decision! Fast forward thirty some years and here we are in July of 2016, and it’s flipping hot outside! So, I’m gonna take Mr. Reagan up on his offer and celebrate like there […]

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Sleep, Relax, Delegate, Forget: Preparing for Vacation WITH Kids

Any of you mamas out there headed for vacation sometime this summer? Any brave souls traveling with wee ones? (If you’re planning a vacation WITHOUT kids, well, we don’t blame you. Take some of this fabulous advice.) I, however, leave for vacation in a matter of days, kid in tow. The mile long to-do lists […]

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Easy Memorial Day Recipes

Memorial Day often symbolizes the unofficial start of summer: a three day weekend, warmer weather, the end of school, barbecues, time spent with friends and family, and remembering those that have served our country. I love to entertain, and we often have friends over for a grill out, drinks, and time spent outside that weekend, […]

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Happy Mother’s Day to a First-time Mom

The hardest part about being a transplant is experiencing significant life events as a distant spectator. Even if you live where you grew up it’s probable that someone you care about is far away. Most of the time the distance is bearable, especially because social media has bridged the gap. We have access to all […]

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo: {Before & After the Kids are in Bed}

Hola, mamas! Happy Cinco de Mayo on this fine 5th of May! Two main reasons why I’m super excited about this holiday: 1. I’ve studied, tutored and translated Spanish for years and love everything about it {including this Mexican celebration that Mexico doesn’t even celebrate as much as we do. Ha!} 2. I will find […]

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Making our Earth a Priority: {5 Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day}

Many of my favorite childhood memories include playing or exploring outside with my siblings in our acre of a yard. We would make believe that we’d need to survive off of pinecone soup and sleep on beds made from grass clippings (EW!).  The imagination, wonder, and love for the outdoors was ingrained in me and actually quite […]

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