It’s 5:30 pm. You’ve had a long day, the kids are melting down, and everyone wants to know “what’s for dinner?” You’re staring at the fridge and there’s nothing to eat. And you think to yourself...cereal or take-out food?...
Home sweet home! You’ve found your new place and are excited as ever, but crap, now you’ve got to pack, clean, organize, move and most importantly, prep your little one for the transition ahead. Yikes. I was in this boat just...
{This piece was written pre-pandemic. While daily life looks different than it did back then, the sentiment of this post still hits home to those of us who have experienced the transition of going back to work after maternity...
I’ve always had a few houseplants scattered on windowsills or side tables, but they’ve never really thrived. I watered them when I remembered, threw away dead ones when I had to, and stood staring in surprise when they actually...
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spent an average of over $8,100 on food in 2019.  Food is also one of the top 3 line-item budget expenditures for Americans after housing and transportation. Please keep in...
The smell. The mess. The hair EVERYWHERE. Nagging the kids to keep the food and water dishes full. Having a dog was such a nuisance. In my eyes, it was more work - another mouth to feed which created...
I think I'm an adult. The date on my license says I am. It says I am old enough to vote (I do!), I am old enough to rent a car, and I am even old enough to have lived...
When the world began to feel heavy it seems as though many of us turned to bread making as a means of literal and figurative nourishment for bodies and souls. An awakening of wild yeasts from the culmination of...
  It’s been a long road for families this year, with plenty of change and chaos. With schools announcing their remote and hybrid learning plans, mothers everywhere are wondering how to balance schooling, meal planning, their careers, the household, and...
Confession: Our family ate dinner in front of the TV most nights last spring. Maybe it was the pandemic stir craziness that broke us down. Perhaps it was a fun idea one night and then the next and then the...

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