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Candy Apples | Recipe and Tips

For weeks I looked forward to taking my daughters to the apple orchard. I decided to keep it a secret until we were ready to go, so when my husband and I were getting them buckled in and told them where we were going, they were extremely excited. I expected a cool September day as […]

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How To Milk an Almond

Whenever I explain to someone that I make almond milk, it always piques their interest. I make sure to explain that you have to get the milking kind of almonds. The almonds with the most grooves work the best. Next hold the almond between your thumb and index finger. Squeeze the almond and repeat till […]

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Sharing the Creativity: Reflections of an Artist Mama

I remember the smell of fresh oil paint, the floors covered in clay dust, the walls splattered with paint and posters.  It felt calm and serene; I could hear the sounds of an Enya album playing in the background. I remember her hands covered in charcoal and oil pastel as they worked their way gracefully […]

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In Pursuit of Play

One of my favorite “extracurricular activities” is offering my communications expertise to community issues that inspire me. As such, I was recently asked to join a committee to help plan PlayVolution, a two-week event that encourages people to get out and engage in “unstructured, unplugged, and unlimited play.” Being the clever marketing professional that I am, […]

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Mom Hobbies or “I Never Thought I’d Spend My Time Doing That!”

When I was single without kids, I had hobbies. Outside of work, my time was largely my own to do with as I chose. I enjoyed knitting, scrapbooking, reading, travel, and wine tasting. I sang in church, attended monthly meetings of a women’s group, and was in a weekly small group Bible study. While I […]

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