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It’s the Little Things: Finding Love in the Beautiful Minutiae

It’s the little things. Ten tiny baby toes, soft and pudgy, toenails so small they might as well be glitter. White onesies, hanging from the clothesline in a neat row, swaying and dancing in the breeze against a backdrop of green. Baby cheeks, smooth and soft as unbaked dinner rolls, heavy and pink from slumber. […]

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An Advent Calendar of Christmas Traditions

Now that Thanksgiving is over, and the Christmas season has officially begun, we will all begin to feel the pressure to GET READY! BUY STUFF! WRAP PRESENTS! DECORATE! MAKE MEMORIES! TAKE PICTURES! ENJOY EVERYTHING! It’s a lot of pressure. There is too much to do. Pinterest will overwhelm you, your crafty on-top-of-things Facebook friends will […]

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Lessons From Tomatoes: Parenting Seasonally

We accidentally planted 40 tomato plants. That’s not a typo. Forty. It started off innocently enough. When the ground was still snow-covered and the creek was still solid, we were dreaming of spring and yearning for warmth and the smell of dirt and sunshine, so we planted a packet of seeds indoors to pass the […]

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Positive Parenting Toolkit

When you’re a new parent (or even a seasoned parent), all kinds of parenting advice bombard you from every direction. Books, relatives, and popular culture fill our minds with expectations of what our kids should be like, the belief that it is the mother’s fault if they do not meet this standard, and simplified strategies […]

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