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Loved is Better Than Crunchy

I came to the conclusion that a healthy, happy mom and a formula-fed baby with a full belly was better than an exhausted, desperate mom and a breast-fed baby with a full belly. (Im)perfect Parenting: I suck at being crunchy by Natalie Green I love this. As a happily mostly-crunchy parent, I cannot stress the […]

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How the Average American Spends Their Paycheck

This is first in a new series called Knowledge Fridays. While this info might not be directly related to kids, parenting, or cooking, I think it’s interesting food-for-thought for the weekend. Of course, being married to a European, I’m curious to know how these numbers line up against the typical consumer in Scandinavia. Beyond that, […]

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Fueling the craft fever

Something happens to me in October. Some of you might call it catching the fall bug, but I call it fall-obsessed. It goes like this. I wake up to a smell in the air. I step outside and feel the chill. My mind starts to spin with all the ideas for scarves and hats and […]

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The Fine Art of Moving

We have moved. (That’s a strange sentence, akin to stopping by your favorite ice cream joint and finding it replaced with a Middle Eastern takeout.) The spouse-unit’s work has taken us to what is supposedly the mecca of all geekdom: the Bay Area. I love that term. So vague and yet, heavy with ironic specificity. […]

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The Best Gifts in Life

My birthday is just around the corner and the spouse-unit keeps asking me what I’d like. “World peace,” I answer. He grins. “I’ll see if Amazon has any in stock.” Beat. “What else would you like?”

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Dear Baby: Don’t Grow Up So Fast. Love, Mom

I sometimes get really emotional over how fast Ginny is growing up. She talks all day. She’s about eighty-percent potty-trained. She always was a little on the speedier end of things, but lately, she seems to just be running and leaping in development. Every day, I hug her close and whisper, “Mummy’s last baby…”

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Self-Love and Fresh Flowers

Just like the rest of the world, every year I make resolutions and have a rough time keeping them. This year, I’ve given up on the idea of making promises about drastic changes. Instead, I made a pretty Pinterest-style notebook with ideas for things I’d like to do this month. The idea was that I […]

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Why I Don’t Talk About Being Crunchy in Public

This is going to be a bit ramble-y, but it’s a Monday, so bear with me. :-) At a recent doctor’s appointment, both the nurse and the doctor asked me about my children. The conversation went something like this: Nurse: So, any plans for the weekend? Me: *fibro-fogged* Umm, what day is it? Nurse: Friday! […]

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11 Questions Answered

This goes out to a distant friend of mine, Ninja Kitten. She answered 11 Questions on her blog last week and I was touched while reading it, and kept giggling into my shirt to keep the noise down and not wake the kids. You know how it goes. Do you ever find yourself feeling good […]

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