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    4 Non-Profits To Support This Christmas

    This past November we sat the kids down and told them we were going to make this holiday season extra special and focus our hearts on giving to others. I seem to think we will do…

    December 1, 2015
  • Dinnertime

    How To Spark Articulate Conversation At The Dinner Table

    “The fear of boredom restrains us from learning patience and creativity.” Sherry Turkle, psychologist and professor at M.I.T., tackles technology temptations and discusses potential benefits of real-time, real-life conversation, of which our devices hinder, around…

    November 21, 2015

    An App For Kids That Won’t Drive You Mad

    I know that screen time is not for every family, but we use it in our house as a way to supplement the schooners’ education during the week and for entertainment on the weekends.…

    October 26, 2015
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    Weekend Reads

    Since I know most of us struggle to finish a book these days, these quick weekend reads are light and entertaining with helpful tips and deals thrown in. I hope you find some space to…

    October 24, 2015
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    Motherhood on Monday

    In case you woke up on a rainy Monday needing a good laugh, a good cry, and motivation to press on in this journey we call motherhood, these are for you…   “Sometimes when…

    September 28, 2015
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    Tame That House!

    Four kids, two careers, and ten moves have taught us to travel light and instead invest in people and experiences. As with many things, we are a work in progress, but we make it a…

    September 22, 2015
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    Weekend Links

    9 Tips For Designing a Home your Kids Will Be Psyched About | PEOPLE Watch this weatherman pronounce 58 letter Welsh town without skipping a beat | Mentalfloss Gluten, You’re Fine | PBS 5 Attainable Mum Styles…

    September 19, 2015
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    This Season

       The other day I sat at the pool and watched as my friend’s six-year-old swam like a dolphin. Gosh how crazy that must be, I thought. To have a kid so fluent in the water,…

    September 14, 2015
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    Do you ask forgiveness from your kids?

    Last week I was trying to fit too much into one day (I do that a lot). I had a list of places and things to accomplish before we went to pick up the…

    September 8, 2015