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“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” inspired me to declutter my entire house in a truly life-changing way. Beginning with clothes, then books, paper and miscellaneous items, I went through my entire household piece by piece to ask my self what author Marie Kondo says is the only criteria for deciding what to keep in […]

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This is the conclusion to Preston’s birth story. You can read about my VBAC attempt turned Cesearean here and about my postpartum hemorrhage here.  After a surprisingly healing Cesarean birth story and then a surgery complication that almost took my life, I was so thankful to be discharged from the hospital and go home. When I said […]

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It was a big day for us! After almost four years in the making, my little girl’s hair finally needed a haircut. My mother is probably crying as she’s reading this because hair has been kind of a big deal in my family. Besides cutting my own hair when I was three, I don’t think […]

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Toys. Parents all over world can be heard making a collective groan at the mere mention of the word. They invade our homes before our children have even exited the womb and effortlessly multiply before our very eyes. I was able to keep the toy situation somewhat under control when we only had one child, but […]

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I love asparagus…with brown butter sauce, in quiche, on salad. Yummmm. I remember watching the Food Network where someone showed how to “bend and snap” asparagus to find the natural point where the spear goes from woody and fibrous to tender and green. This was such an a-ha moment for me. I had been doing it […]

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