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If you were a kid of the 90s, you might remember the ABC sitcom, Dinosaurs, which featured an average working class pre-historic family of dinosaurs navigating the ups and downs of raising three kids. My favorite character was Baby...
I love the changing seasons — the crispness of fall, the newness of spring, and most especially the dog days of summer. There is something wonderful about knowing that something new and different is always just around the corner....
My two oldest girls recently had slumber parties to celebrate their birthdays. They each have the sweetest groups of friends, and I adore their mamas. As they planned their parties, we talked about decorations, food, games, getting to swim...
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 find themselves...
As a millennial, I understand how our desire for simplified homes can come across as not valuing family mementos. However, I think part of the problem is that these sentimental items are often passed on in ways that make...
Four kiddos ... to some people that sounds like a lot of kids. Sometimes I will glance at a picture of my brood of four, and even catch myself thinking, "Wow, that's a lot of kids!" But for the...
Mothers and daughters. Those relationships are the makings of memorable movie moments. Remember Sally Field forcing Julia Roberts to drink juice even as she despairs her daughter’s choice to have a baby? (Steel Magnolias). What about Debra Winger realizing...
Summer is fast approaching, and we moms are all thinking about how to make memories with our kids during the summer break . . . and how to stay sane, right?! One of the most memorable activities we can...
I have a thing for meal planning. I like to know what I will make each night of the week before I enter the grocery store on Monday morning. Time saving strategies are also important to me when it...
How do you feel about cooking these days? Like many parents, you might have started out the quarantine/stay-at-home period relieving some of your stress in the kitchen and experimenting with new recipes and cooking techniques. That was fun for...

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  Antique shopping is a creative outlet for me. While some might consider a spa trip to be the ultimate in “self-care,” give me an...