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10 Things Your Toddler Will Actually Eat This Thanksgiving

If you’ll be serving food to tiny humans, don’t overthink the side dishes.

Trust me on this one.

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10 Signs You’ve Celebrated Halloween in the Rural Midwest

Your costume had to fit over a snowsuit Those boots in my hubby’s costume above? Yeah, those are Sorrel snow boots. 2. Houses were far apart and yards were big, so you had to work hard for each piece of candy It was like 0.9 miles per mini Snickers. You basically had to eat all…… Continue reading 10 Signs You’ve Celebrated Halloween in the Rural Midwest

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10 Things Not to Say to a Postpartum Mom (Greatest Hits)

The fam is taking a little breather from normal life this weekend. I’ll be back with a fresh post (by a great guest-writer!) tomorrow, but for today, please enjoy one of this blog’s greatest hits — also featured on Huffington Post! — from 2016. 10 Things Not to Say to a Postpartum Mom Postpartum women face…… Continue reading 10 Things Not to Say to a Postpartum Mom (Greatest Hits)

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10 Random Things to Make You Smile, Even Though it’s Monday

Because it’s Monday, because the world isn’t all on fire, and because a smile is good for the soul. 1. In Seattle, there’s a preschool that meets in a nursing home 2. As of last week, snow leopards weren’t classified as endangered anymore 3. The fact that Winston Churchill (who liked his dinner drinks) visited the…… Continue reading 10 Random Things to Make You Smile, Even Though it’s Monday

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Jettison the ‘Just in Case’ (Soul Space Thursday)

When it comes to clutter, I can be pretty ruthless. I don’t like excess stuff hanging around, and I’m not very sentimental. Still, everyone has a blind spot when it comes to accumulating junk. My Achilles’ heel is saving unnecessary and sometimes random stuff just in case. Anybody else? I get this from my dad,…… Continue reading Jettison the ‘Just in Case’ (Soul Space Thursday)

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5 Reasons Having Cousins is Awesome

We got back from a family reunion a few weeks ago. Nearly forty of us. On my dad’s side, I’m the oldest of fifteen grandkids (and even more if you count the nine additional who have married into the fold). It made me wonder: is there anything better than a cousin? 5 Reasons Having Cousins…… Continue reading 5 Reasons Having Cousins is Awesome