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Taking on the Thanksgiving Tradition

Thanksgiving is my husband’s favorite holiday; not Christmas, not Halloween…Thanksgiving. He isn’t even a sports guy, so it’s not about the football. Let me explain. Thanksgiving is the one holiday a year that is all about family. It’s simple, really; no presents, no costumes, no over-stuffed baskets, and no crazy (or illegal) backyard fireworks. The […]

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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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