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Gifts That Take Up No Space

My family doesn’t need any gifts of things take up more space. Does yours? We don’t need more marbles or marble runs (the things that my son plays with constantly). We don’t need more games. I don’t need more kitchen stuff. My husband probably doesn’t need more CDs. I often try to think of gifts […]

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What I’m Thankful for Right Now

I love the attitude of gratitude that November brings as the Thanksgiving holiday draws near. While I have started a gratitude journal in the past, I’ve never kept up with it beyond the first week. So, I enjoy taking time out this month to reflect upon all of the many things I am grateful for […]

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Christmas Morning Breakfast

Christmas morning can be a busy morning at our house, yet I always like to start the day with a good breakfast. Here is one of my favorite menus for Christmas morning, or really any winter holiday morning. No matter if you get up and have breakfast right away while your kiddos patiently wait (i.e. plead […]

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Shamrock Shake Re-Mix

Shamrock shakes, they come once a year and most people hate them or LOVE them. Partly it’s the novelty and partly it’s the minty- sweet- creaminess that livens up the sometimes dreary month of March. What if I told you that YOU could make a healthy version with real food ingredients???  You would kiss me wouldn’t you?!  And […]

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Healthy Homemade Chocolates

  A box full of chocolates is often full of a lot of other things {besides chocolate} like artificial flavors, dyes, preservatives and other additives. I created this recipe last year and it made a wonderful gift as well as a guilt-free indulgence for myself!! These real food chocolates contain only four ingredients! They are […]

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Five Ways To Teach Your Kids About Giving

As the holidays approach it can be easy to get swept up in the gifts and happy chaos of the season. Children learn the receiving end young and it’s wonderful to hear their sheer delight as the rip open presents and ask for another candy cane. Yet teaching children about the giving side of the holidays can be […]

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How To Cope With Holiday Stress

The holidays are always something to look forward and at the same time they can also bring a lot of stress and anxiety. Every year I learn a little bit more about how to approach the holidays. Before I had kids, I really had nothing to worry about. I just showed up to enjoy the […]

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Do’s and Don’ts This Holiday Photo Season

Family photo season is upon us and I know many of my clients often feel a host of emotions (including excitement and stress!) while prepping for their family photos. I started off this post with more ideas about what to wear for your family photos this fall. But, once I started writing, I realized that […]

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Mamas Need to Eat Too

Sunday is Mother’s Day…the one day a year we don’t have to lift a finger and our day is like something out of a Better Homes and Garden Magazine. We are waited on hand and foot with only the sound of cooing doves in the background. Psych – You’re a mom. I’m guessing your day […]

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Resolution Worthy Recipes

Happy New Year! Most of us have some resolutions for 2015, whether written down, typed on our phones or in our heads we all have goals and ways we want the new year to shape. Most likely they include ways to be healthy. Maybe you wan’t eat more fruits and veggies or exercise more regularly? […]

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Instilling Kindness in our Kids

As we celebrate this holiday season, I have been thinking about how we teach our children to be generous. How do we teach empathy? How do we encourage our kids to be kind and loving in this “season of giving?” I’ve decided that we don’t. We can read books to our kids and teach them how to […]

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