Toddler obesity on the (slight) decline

  The number of young children who are obese and extremely obese is going down, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In what researchers say is the first national study to show that the prevalence of obesity among young children may have begun to decline, scientists analyzed data from […]

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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?” It’s been part of my meditative practice for the past few months to believe I have everything I need […]

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Kale Chips For Everyone

I know I’ve blogged before about kale chips, but healthy eating just doesn’t get easier or yummier than this. We had four bunches in our produce box last week and we easily ate two bunches with dinner. The girls love them, and I love that, not only is there no argument to get them to […]

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Hone Your Gnome Skills

(sorry, I couldn’t resist that title; at least I didn’t break out the “skills” with a “z”) Wanted to make gnomes for the girls and stumbled on this seriously cool gnome tutorial. Myrtle & Eunice: How to Craft a Gnome. You can find an equally awesome tutorial for the slightly-easier wooden peg gnomes here.

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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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iPhone Apps for a New Year

It’s always fun to see what app other tech-savvy friends use, even more so other stay-at-home parent types. With that in mind, here are my current favorite and most used iPhone apps. Foursquare: For keeping friends and family updated on interesting places I end up. Tweetbot: The most reliable twitter client on iOS. Waze: Never […]

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Kitchen Help

A mom friend recently asked me what we do in the afternoons. The topic had come up since I explained that we live in this odd area where the traffic is atrocious between 3-7pm, and that I hate trying to rush home with small children from a park or play date in traffic at 5pm. […]

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