Heirloom Tomato, Cucumber and Avocado Salad with a Lemon Vinaigrette

Detox diet, day 8.  So much to say about it, but no time to do so.  For now, I will leave you with a recipe for this delicious salad I have eaten every day for the last 8 days, and I still look forward to it every time.  Its bright, flavorful, healthy and takes about…

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Fun Rock Houses Craft with the Kids

I am in the middle of crazy end of the school year goodness.  I haven’t had time to write this week, but I came across a great idea I thought others might enjoy. It is a really cute and fun idea for toddlers to early grade school.  Painting and making rock houses, and of course…

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Pumpkin Waffles- a breakfast we all can agree upon

We eat a lot of pancakes and waffles around here.  Its one of the few foods that we can all agree upon.  My oldest has always struggled with eating, but one thing she would usually eat when she was younger was Eggos. I couldn’t even count how many boxes of that stuff we bought over…

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Deep Talks Abound in This Household (or car)

Ian “Why are you so angry today?” Me “I just woke up that way, sorry if I’m not being very nice.” IAN “You’re going to get arrested if you keep being mean.” ME “They will only arrest me if I hurt someone or do something illegal.” IAN reflecting silence  IAN “Is that why people have mommies…

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The Identity Struggles of a Stay at Home Mom

Do you ever feel adrift in your own life?  What am I doing?  How did I get here? How do I do this? My pastor in college once told me that the issues and struggles we have come in layers. We don’t deal with them once, and then everything is better.  Its more like the…

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Yeah, I Drew That… All by Myself

I just found this tracing paper buried in our basement.  I have never been able to draw well, so tracing paper was a miracle worker when I was a kid.  I couldn’t tell you how many tracings I made over the years, and how much better it made me feel about my “artistic self.” I…

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