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Table Manners: How We Raise Free-Range Kids

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Growing up, my family's dining room table was a place for dad to store his work documents or a month’s worth of mail. I...

Making a Hygge Home with Kids During Spring and Summer

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If you’ve been on Pinterest or Instagram recently, you might have encountered a fun concept: hygge. Maybe it’s my Scandinavian roots (my Dad was...

Mom Hack: How to Create a Toddler Capsule Wardrobe

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Three years ago, I gave birth to a precious baby girl, which has provided me with the opportunity to finally shop in the ninety...

Mommy Confessions: Secret Thoughts of a Tired Mother

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As a single gal in Washington, D.C., I would leave work in the late evening and stroll through the streets window-shopping for hours, going...

Bullet Journals and the Creative and (Mostly) Organized Mom

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Are you a list maker? Do you have lists of lists? Do you have sticky notes stuck all around? Half-used planners from years past?...

These Four Walls — Finding Our Forever Home

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Finding your forever home is a lot like finding your wedding dress. You're looking for that perfect fit — good school district, room for...

The Art of Toy Rotation

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Does this sound familiar? Throughout the day our son would leave a tornado of destruction by pulling all of his toys out and not...

I’m A Perfect Mom

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I’m a perfect mom. PHEW! That felt great to say! Before you stop reading, at least let me clarify. I like sparkling floors, books arranged by height,...

Math For Moms

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I never thought that I wanted to be a  stay at home mom. In fact, I never even wanted to be a mom in...

Shannon’s Top 10 Holiday Movie Picks

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It’s the holidays and the one time of year we let ourselves indulge in the pleasure of watching the same old movies over and...

3 Ingredient All Purpose Cleaner

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I've been making this for years.  I love it.  I could literally spray this in my mouth and not die (don't do that), AND...

Recipe: Pumpkin Trifle

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I realize that I already posted a pumpkin recipe. But honestly? I can't get enough! This recipe was so quick and easy...not to mention...

Embracing Your Inner Supermom

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Last week I had one of those days. You know. We all have them. The bad ones. The ones we don't like to acknowledge...

There’s a Penny In My Freezer

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Ask me what's up and I'll say, "nothin' much" or something like that, but what you really should know is that I have a...