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I’m Back! (Again)

Every summer since I started blogging, I take a break from the blog. Mostly because I’m studying and super busy with the kids, but also because sometimes it’s helpful to step back and reevaluate things. Last year I came back and had lots of ideas and great content to put out, and I think it

My Daughter May Have Saved My Son’s Life

Today was a day like any other. We were up at 7:30, had breakfast and were at the pool by 9 for the twins’ swimming lesson. Luke’s lesson started at 9:40 and the twins were playing on the steps in the shallow end with friends while I sat no more than 5 feet away chatting

What I’ve Learned About Gardening

Last year, I planted our family’s very first garden. We had just embarked on our real food journey, and it was really important to me to grow our own food. We don’t have a lot of space, but I did the best I could with what we had. It was amazing watching food grow from

Kid’s Academy App Review!

I am being compensated for writing this review. The opinions expressed are 100% my own. I recently downloaded the Kid’s Academy app called Preschool and Kindergarten Learning from the iTunes app store. I have been really impressed so far with the ease of use and how engaged it keeps the twins. The free version allows

Best Kids Books- Ages NB-3

Next in my Books for Kids series is my favorite books for the really small angels in your life. It is never too early to begin introducing your little ones to books, in fact we started reading to Luke while he was still in the womb! I’ve compiled our favorite board books and authors, check


A few weeks ago at school, there was an award ceremony for a reading program they did for grades 1-3. First graders had to read 800 minutes, second graders had to read 1000 minutes, and third graders 1200. The children had five weeks to do it, the minutes had to be read outside of school,


  Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Lent is a period of 40 days and 40 nights that Catholics and some other Christian denominations use to focus on prayer and sacrifice leading up to Easter. It used to be that people fasted the entire time (only eating one meal per day except

When Did I Become “Just a Mom”?

I quit my job in February of 2011. I cannot believe that I haven’t worked in 3 years! In some ways it seems like just yesterday that I became a stay-at-home mom, but in others I feel so far removed from the workforce that it seems I was never really there. But when did I

The Best Place to Live?

The last few months have been difficult for me, mostly because it has been an awful winter. We have had more snow than I ever remember having, and it was downright freezing off and on. There have been few opportunities to go outside, and we are all going a little stir crazy. I didn’t realize