7 ideas for screen-free travel with kids

As the summer season kicks into high gear, families are making plans, packing bags, and hitting the road for a time-honored tradition – the family road trip. A few years ago, we bought a portable DVD player to keep our kids entertained while we traveled.  And you know what?  It worked great!  But it broke, (read more…)

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The issue we all face: “mom guilt”

In talking to moms, like myself, I’ve realized that we all struggle with feelings of guilt from time to time. Although it’s a positive sign that we’re trying to do our best, we need to learn to let it go so that we can be our best. A guilty conscience can bring you down mentally, (read more…)

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Adoption: lessons learned

As I’m writing this post, my son, who we recently adopted, is almost eight weeks old — which is to say, I’m definitely not an expert on this subject. It all happened pretty quickly for us, which is pretty rare in adoption. I haven’t read many books (yet), but I’ve been thrown into one of (read more…)

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Thursdays are Book Club day

Today is Book Club day, where it’s the final day we’re discussing In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan. This week we’re on Part IV —  Not Too Much: How to Eat. I loved this final part of the book because it gives such concrete, do-able advice, and it leaves us with (read more…)

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4 ways to bring summer into your home

Summer is creeping up quickly — long days with early sunrises and late sunsets. Days full of sunshine and endless possibility. Summertime is a time for the outdoors — soaking up sun and recovering from the days of winter of being cooped up indoors. Summer doesn’t have to be for the outdoors only, though. There (read more…)

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