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Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Play’s The Thing

A hearty welcome to our newest team member and writer, Samantha Hines. Her stories capture the essence of everyday motherhood, poignant excerpts from her boys’ colorful experiences and musings, and perspective on life as an adoptive family. I hope you enjoy her writing as much I do. ————————- I’ll have grounds More relative than this—the […]

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The best wedding gift we received:

Everyone knows that the best gifts are those that keep on giving. We were given so many gifts surrounding our wedding celebration that I will never forget, but one truly has kept giving in new and meaningful ways year after year. At our rehearsal dinner, unbeknownst to us, my dear friend and bridesmaid handed out […]

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Raising a Vegetarian Family

If you walked into my kitchen, on any given day, you’d witness a familiar routine.  There would be cooking, snacking, and the age old question, “what’s for supper?” Our lives seem to revolve around food. I don’t mean this in an obsessive, unhealthy kind of way. More like in the way you might take note […]

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Finding Balance

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life — learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. – Robert Fulgham I recently blogged about the good, the bad and the ugly in my life — the bad and the ugly basically stemming from […]

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Chic Critique

Have you checked out the Chic Critique Forum yet? Have you ever stumbled upon an idea that you wish that you came up with yourself?  Chic Critique Forum is a brilliant idea that I wish that I came up with on my own.  I cannot imagine how much better my photography would have been when […]

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Busy Bags

A few months ago, Crystal at Money Saving Mom, talked about a ‘Busy Bag Swap’ she had participated in.  I had never heard of busy bags but I was intrigued by the thought of having a bunch of ziploc bags with a game or simple project to keep my five year old, well, busy. I signed up […]

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