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Action Plan to a Better Me

When I look in the mirror, I don’t recognize myself these days. I look dull, shabby, tired. Maybe it’s being spit up on daily by an 8-month-old, non-napping, not interested in solids, teething baby, but I feel like I need a change. I’m in a rut and I need to get back to the me […]

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7 Things Food Allergy Parents Want You to Know

I know what you’re thinking: not another food allergy post… and I would have thought the same thing three years ago. But now that I have two daughters with life threatening food allergies, I feel it is my duty to spread awareness about the seriousness of food allergies and how they affect one in thirteen children […]

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A Doctor-Approved Smoothie Even the Pickiest Kids Will Love {& GIVEAWAY!}

We are so thankful that our partner, Dr. Gregory A. Buford, took the time to share a few tips about how to create an easy, tasty smoothie that’s kid-approved. Dr. Buford is also sponsoring a giveaway for a copy of his new book “Eat, Drink, Heal: The Art and Science of Surgical Nutrition”. It’s no […]

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Entering a Season of Rest

It’s been a tough year…or two or three. My definition of rest has changed, especially since having a child. I have fond pre-motherhood memories of actually taking a nap on the couch to get some rest. I used to spend my weekends resting after a long week at the office by lounging around in my […]

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Beginners Guide to Backyard Chickens

We raised our first chicks about 6-years-ago after buying our first home. It had an adorable old shed that would quickly and easily translate into a chicken coop for the babes we picked out just before Easter, cause what’s better than fuzzy chicks at Easter!? We researched the breeds and needs of our chicks-to-be to […]

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How Does Your Garden Grow: Tips for Gardening with Kids

Before we had our son, my husband and I had our cats, our pup, and our garden. We’d spend evenings in the yard grilling, feeding the chickens scraps from the table, watering, and tediously weeding the garden beds we had planted together. The smell of the soil, the feel of it on my skin, the satisfaction […]

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Kid-Friendly Smoothie Recipes

Kid-Approved Smoothie Recipes

My two-year-old can barely pronounce her name, but when I ask what she wants for breakfast, she enthusiastically shouts “Smoooooothie!” Smoothies are crowd-pleasing breakfasts and snacks around here, especially as the weather heats up. Don’t tell anyone, but I have actually have found several ways to make them healthy while still being kid-approved. I picked […]

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Local & Unique Father's Day Gifts

Local & Unique Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is right around the corner (June 19th). After many years of giving similar gifts, or items that were only used once or twice,  I decided to research some different options to find some things husbands and baby daddys will be sure to love.  Some are experiences rather than tangible items, and some are […]

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