The Ultimate Food ChallengeIMG_14851

The Ultimate Food Challenge

I was dreaming up a way to get my babes excited about trying new foods. I was growing quite sick of making the same kid acceptable meals each week, and very tired of slaving away (that may be a bit of an overstatement) on new meals, only to be followed by the time-intensive coaxing necessary […]

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Certainly uncertain…

Kettle Corn? Check  DDP*? Check Let’s roll…                                         There are days that feel certainly uncertain. I’m sure you know them. Days in which you feel like you are moving in a million different directions, but not […]

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Imagination Scrolls – Hit the floor!IMG_13291

Imagination Scrolls – Hit the floor!

When I see how my children respond when I get down on the floor to play with them, I am reminded of how meaningful it is. On the floor we are at their level, we are in their domain. We are not distracted by stacks of paperwork whispering our names from the countertop, or by […]

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The Kindness Tree – DIY projectIMG_12961

The Kindness Tree – DIY project

Kindness has been defined…   “…Kindness is the act or the state of being kind, being marked by good and charitable behavior, pleasant disposition, and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions. Research has shown that acts of kindness does not only benefit receivers of the kind act, […]

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Love Rocks…let’s spread some!IMG_10851

Love Rocks…let’s spread some!

Love Rocks…let’s spread some! It is my desire for my babes to love and to learn to be comfortable expressing their love. I want them to grow ‘living’ kindness, compassion, and honoring others. Why is this form of expression so hard for so many to do? There are numerous reasons, I imagine. I’m willing to bet there […]

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To new adventures!255508_481236095222008_2127045796_n1

To new adventures!

My lovely friend, Laura, invited me to contribute to the blog promoting her adorable vintage-meets-handmade boutique, Italy Ava. Considering that I had been playing around with my own blog and had not yet found the confidence to share anything, my reaction went something like…Fun!…Scary…Fun!…OK?!  As I do with any new endeavor, I dove in heartily. And […]

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Bottle it.

The no-reason proclamation of love from your child: “You know what Mama…?”   “What?” “I love you.” melt Bottle it. The feeling you have when you leave a dinner or conversation with someone that you reallyconnect with on your human experience. You get them. They get you. They still love you ;) Bottle it. Your […]

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