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current favorite children’s books

  Sometimes we go to the library and check out a bagful of books and only really like one or two of them. Then the next week we’ll go, return […]

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triple berry chia smoothie

This smoothie has purple cabbage in it. I didn’t want to add that to the title though, in case it threw you off. But you really can’t taste it. Maybe […]

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spinach pie

I’ve got a new assistant in the kitchen. Adrienne still likes to help (especially if I’m making cookies!), but often she’s off doing big three year old things. Playing dress-up, […]

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Life Lately

[all photos taken on my iphone]                   I am currently recovering from mastitis for the gazillionth (okay, third) time. I actually screamed…’SERIOUSLY??!’…when I woke up with it […]

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eat the rainbow salad

(winner of the tailor made whiteboard giveaway is comment number 31, congrats Blythe!) Trying to teach a three year old about healthy eating is hilarious and confusing, but mostly hilarious. […]

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Tailor Made Whiteboards

One of the things I miss most about teaching is all the organization. The supplies (sticky notes! sharpies! label makers! cubbies!), the lesson planning, and the general feeling that I’m […]

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Mother’s Day

On mother’s day three years ago, I was 41 weeks pregnant with Adrienne. So anxiously awaiting her arrival and my becoming a mama. On Mother’s Day two years ago, we […]

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creamy almond butter and honey apple dip

We eat a lot of almonds at our house. A pound a week, easy. They are the go-to snack for all three eaters over here. Roasted + unsalted is our […]

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kid’s art table

(^^ tortured artist) Here’s the thing about kids and art. It’s going to be messy. Sometimes you (me!) just have to bite your tongue or sit on your hands and […]

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salted caramel almond squares

I can’t remember if I’ve told you the terrible news… I can’t eat chocolate. Well, I can. But I pay for it about four hours later when I feed Jesse, […]