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Who let the dogs out? (You sang that, didn’t you?) We are home more than ever. Families are outdoors and spending more time with our pets. Animal fostering and adoptions have increased. Shelters have emptied. Dogs and cats...
I am not one of those crafty moms and neither am I overly sentimental, so when it comes to creating keepsakes for memorable life moments, I always struggle. Over the years, and especially with the advent of digital and...
Life As We Know It Never would I have thought I would be explaining what a pandemic is to my child, much less that they would have to wear a mask in school. I think it is safe to say...
I jumped at the chance to write a post for National Middle Child Day! And then I hesitated . . . this is something close to my heart, navigating, as a first born, raising a middle child.  Honestly, I...
I am an avid podcast listener. Back in the good ol’ non-pandemic times, I listened to them in my van as I shuffled children to and from activities or while out running errands. Now that we are home –...
Did you know today is National Book Lovers Day?! If there is any "national day" we can get behind, it's one revolving around books and reading. I have always been an avid reader and have worked diligently to make...
Today we celebrate National Avocado Day. What, you didn't know?! Yes, yes the avocado has its own day of appreciation, and rightfully so. This fruit/vegetable/fat is absolutely amazing and wonderfully versatile. Best known as the substance from which we derive...
There are endless difficult conversations parents know they must have with children over the course of their lives. World-wide Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd are leading many families...
Picture this: it’s a nice late spring morning. It's sunny, slightly breezy, the birds are chirping, and there's the smell of freshly cut grass. Imagine the perfect scene for a morning walk around the neighborhood. But then the picturesque setting...
I wasn’t planning on it, but yes, I watched my husband’s vasectomy. It happened quickly; they called him back to the room where he would have his procedure, and I asked if I could come along. Why did I...

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