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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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