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Let Go

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend and are ready to hit the week strong!  Chris was traveling for work so I had a lovely girls weekend with Ella and Sophia.  We’ve found our own groove when it’s just the three of us, but as with any weekend, inevitably the two of them […]

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Why Don’t We Share? Good, Bad, Otherwise?

This past Sunday I got the chance to see Glennon Doyle Melton of Momastery speak in Indianapolis.  I’ve been a huge fan of hers for years, so the chance to sit in the same room with her and soak up some of  her wisdom and insight felt like magic. She spent some time talking about […]

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I Am Stupid

Yesterday while I was getting a snack ready for the girls after school, both girls were coloring at the kitchen counter.  Ella wrote something, looked up at me, then quickly look down and started erasing. But not before I saw the words she wrote. I AM STUPID. I quickly asked to see the picture. I […]

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Helping You Keep Your Resolutions in 2016

The other day we had the TV on and all the discussion was the “best diets for 2016.”  Coincidentally, yesterday the new Dietary Guidelines were also released.  And, most importantly (please read with sarcasm), just the other day there was a lot of discussion about the “special” diet that Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen follow.  […]

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How to Make an Epic Salad

Salads are my thing. If I had the time, I would choose to eat a salad for lunch and dinner. And no, it’s not because “Salads are diet food.” It’s not even because they are so healthy. It’s pretty much because salads allow you to have to the perfect combination of so many taste textures […]

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The Patina of Your Life

Over the last several months Chris and I have been shopping for things for the renovation of our new house: flooring, countertops, furniture. After years of living with furniture we’ve had since grad school, we are ready to have a Grown Up House. You know what a Grown Up House means? Yes, money. Lots of […]

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5 Simple, Practical Lunch Ideas for Busy People

DISCLOSURE: I have partnered with STOUFFER’S® Fit Kitchen. I have received compensation and product for my participation, but my opinions are my own. While a lot of the conversation about smart eating is centered around planning for dinner, what about lunch? Breakfast gets all the love for being the most important meal of the day. […]

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The Squirrel Takedown

Ahhhh, connecting with nature. The sounds of light rain falling on the lake, the feel of a cool breeze in the middle of summer…. and the shock of a squirrel running across your body when you’re sound asleep… Yep, that’s how things are rolling here in the Adirondacks. “Chris!  Wake up!  CHRIS!  Seriously!  WAKE. UP!!  […]

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