Remembering Bubby Sarah

My husband’s grandma passed away at age 93 yesterday.  Although, I’ve known her for a small part of her long life, the 15 years that she was a part of my life were enriched because of her. We met at our college graduation in 1999. Bubby Sarah was very proud to walk down the aisle... Read more »

The one household item I never owned

The one household item I never owned
Is it weird that I never owned an iron? Maybe I was too dependent on the dry cleaners, or were we simply walking around wrinkled? Ironically, the reason I ended up getting one was not even to prevent creases and folds, but for an art project with my daughter. Maybe even funnier is I asked... Read more »

When your child is smarter than you are

When your child is smarter than you are
There have been many qualities to describe me in life: sensitive, strong, positive and thoughtful but smart has never been one of them.  I am not saying that I am dumb, I graduated college with a degree and know that I have accomplishments.  I’ve never been a data person (I was never good at Trivia... Read more »
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How my home yoga practice helped me love my body

How my home yoga practice helped me love my body
Yoga mom Megan, writer of  Stable Mable introduced herself to me at a recent ChicagoNow party.  I relate to her life as a stay at home mom balancing babies and finding time for yoga. I remember that somewhat isolating time in my life when I was always searching for an opportunity and childcare to get out... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Thai Cashew Chopped Salad with Ginger Peanut Sauce

Meatless Monday: Thai Cashew Chopped Salad with Ginger Peanut Sauce
I can’t say enough good things about this colorful and visually beautiful salad.  It is packed with a variety of nutrient rich and fresh vegetables and the peanut sauce will make you find excuses to eat the leftovers for days. Thai Cashew Chopped Salad with Ginger Peanut Sauce Ingredients 4 cups spinach 1/2 head red... Read more »

I Am Addicted to Virtual Garage Sales

I Am Addicted to Virtual Garage Sales
Did you know there are private neighborhood virtual garage sale groups on Facebook?  I joined, but did nothing for many months until this spring when I got that urge to clean, organize and get rid of all things immediately. I have sold a few boots, shoes, kids clothes and even given away a vase, books,... Read more »
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Make Your Own Sun Catchers

Make Your Own Sun Catchers
My whole family gathered on Mother’s Day at my sister’s condo to eat lox and bagels and do puzzles.  Who knew my mom would come bringing a craft? We colored clear plastic disposable plates with sharpies and preheated the oven to 250 degrees.  Next we put the plate over a large empty soup can into... Read more »

You are not Fat when you are Pregnant

You are not Fat when you are Pregnant
I stumbled upon this photo and found myself staring at it for awhile.  I remember my 28 year old husband taking these photos almost ten years ago.  I distinctly remember feeling fat and not confident in my body. Bringing myself back to that time, I vividly remember nervous for work meetings or night out because... Read more »

Friday Favorites: Empathy Cards, Green Laundry Detergent and FrameBridge

Friday Favorites: Empathy Cards, Green Laundry Detergent and FrameBridge
Happy Friday!  I hope all you moms have a peaceful weekend.  But, first I wanted to share some of my favorite things that have been making me happy these past few weeks. I love, love, love these cards by Emily McDowell.   McDowell created empathy cards because most of us struggle to find the right words... Read more »
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Do you follow Free Range Parenting?

Do you follow Free Range Parenting?
Have you heard of Free Range Parenting? Free Range Parenting is described on WebMD as a hands off approach to parenting and Free Range Kids is a site the explains how to raise safe-reliant children (without going nuts with worry). The concept is one that I can get behind.  I’ve always been uncomfortable with the... Read more »
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