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Halloween is one of my kids' favorite times of the year. As a family, we love dressing up and trick-or-treating. I've always envied other moms who seem to whip up elaborate creations for their kids each year. I'm sure...
I recently lamented to my husband that I wish I was good at pumpkin carving. You know, like really good -- the kind of pumpkin carver who can shave various parts of pumpkin flesh, but not pierce through, concocting...

Why, Hello There, Pumpkin

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With Autumn just around the corner, all things are turning pumpkin flavored (and is anyone even mad about it? I know I’m not.). I could not let my favorite season pass without sharing our family’s favorite pumpkin recipe. It...
Labor Day is a National Holiday; we are out of school, banks and post offices are closed, pretty much those daily things you rely on are closed.  Let's take a closer look at some creative things you can do...
Celebration is in order because this Sunday, July 16th, is National Ice Cream Day! If you were looking for an excuse to indulge in your favorite frozen treats during the hottest time of summer, now you have it! How...
Father’s Day is not a celebrated holiday for most single mothers. There are more than enough absent fathers who have no regard for the lives of their children or consideration to help the mother of their children. As a single...
Nine years ago was my first Mother's Day. Although I was still carrying my first child inside me, my co-workers, both already moms, assured me that it still counted. Little did I know that it would also be my...
Mother's Day is that day most moms look forward to. It's the day when you'll get a makeshift breakfast in bed consisting of burnt toast, applesauce, and yogurt while you pretend it's the best breakfast you've ever eaten. Your...
Easter 2017 was picture perfect. The Easter bunny filled our daughters' baskets, we made it to church, and we enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day spending time together as a family.  But the weeks following such a nice holiday weekend? A total...
Earth Day is here, and I have recently been wondering, does this global environmental movement get the recognition it deserves? Each year my children have come home from school with an Earth Day art project that I neatly stashed away in the closet,...

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Antique Shopping in Birmingham

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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...