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When it’s Too Cold Outside

Every year I get excited about the first snow flurries and the first BIG snow of the season.  I love seeing the yard covered in a white sparkly blanket.  That untouched beauty lasts for about 5 seconds before dogs and kids go running through it.  But for a moment, it is breathtaking.   I don’t […]

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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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Shake It UP!

November is here, and we are officially into holiday season. Many of us will be organizing our schedules around holiday gatherings and figuring out how to split our time among families and friends. Whether you are hosting, staying close to home, or traveling for the holidays, meal planning is a lot of work. We all know […]

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The Art of Potty Training – A Variation of the 3-Day Method

When my daughter was still a baby I began hearing a lot about the 3-Day Method of potty training. If you search 3-Day Potty Training Method you quickly become inundated with information. As I began sifting through all of the information and talking with friends, I realized there were several different variations of this method. […]

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Resources for Raising Strong Girls (and Boys)

I was raised with a healthy dose of, “Girls can do anything boys can do,” but it wasn’t until I had daughters of my own that I really started paying attention to all the indirect messages that society sends to girls and women. From, “Sugar and spice and everything nice,” to pink aisles full of […]

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Like Mother, Like Daughter- The Art of Napping

For nine months we dream about what our babies will look like. What traits will we share. For me? I scoffed when my husband stated with absolute certainty during my first pregnancy that our daughter would have blonde hair and blue eyes. Sure, my husband was a toe-head growing up, but I came from a […]

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