Things I like – how’s that for a niche?

This past week I’ve been researching niche focus – the idea that blogs with a super-concentrated topic ultimately fare better – both communally and monetarily – than blogs with wide-arched content. I’ve surveyed the go-to blogs high and low, gathering all the info I can in the short amount of free time I’m allotted in (read more…)

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6 little ways Mommy & Daddy can stay connected

I don’t need to tell you how hard it is to stay sane when you spend all day with the 5 and under crowd. It’s easy to forget that you’re married, that you’re not only a mom, and that your relationship with your husband is essential. In fact, it’s essential to being a good mom. (read more…)

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Toggl: a nifty time management tool for COOs of the Home

I work at home as a part-time graphic designer, and I also manage a lot of my work as a stay-at-home mom on the computer. Combine that with using language learning software, writing two blogs, reading plenty more, and keeping up with friends and family far away, that can equal a lot of computer time. (read more…)

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The best, easiest brownie recipe in the world

This recipe from the Williams-Sonoma Dessert Cookbook is the best brownie recipe in the world. We make it often (too often, perhaps?), and they don’t last long. I love that it’s all ingredients I usually have on hand, that it only dirties one saucepan, and that my three-year-old can bake alongside me. Brownies 1/2 c (read more…)

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Menu plan Monday – In-laws are visiting!

I am so thrilled to have my husband’s parents visit us, starting this week and for the next three weeks. They’ll be traveling nearly 7,000 miles, and it’ll be their first time to fly overseas since they lived in Japan in the 70s. I have a feeling this week will be quite the whirlwind, full (read more…)

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