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Free Cooking Classes for Kids

May 23, 2016

A few weeks ago, Katie Kimball from Kitchen Stewardship emailed and asked if I would like to try her online cooking class for kids. She also mentioned an affiliate program, but to be honest I didn’t read the entire email because I was responding so quickly with YES! Please! Sign us up! See, I have been wanting to cook with my kids for years, but I always fall into the…

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3 Things I’m Loving Right Now

Life January 20, 2016

This past weekend, we drove to San Antonio to hang out with my cousin and his family. On our way there, we stopped in Waco to check out the Silos. You Fixer Upper fans know what I’m talking about. It was a little bit crowded, but definitely worth the stop, especially since I am now the proud owner of a #shiplap t-shirt. While in Waco, we stopped for some Torchy’s…

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Why I love being out of the baby stage

Life June 24, 2015

Certain moments in the lives of my children have turned me into a weepy mess. The last nursing session, the first haircut (he looks so grown up!), the last day of preschool, the first loose tooth (and the first GIGANTIC adult tooth). These are the moments when Jeff and I look at each other, sigh, and say, “Our babies aren’t babies anymore.” But if I’m being completely honest, after the…

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Why I stopped telling my kids NO all the time

Life May 21, 2015

As a mom I say NO. A lot. It’s part of the job. NO keeps my kids safe. NO separates right from wrong. NO keeps me sane. NO helps me mold rambunctious kids into polite adults. But lately I’ve been experimenting with something. It hit me that many times I said NO out of habit. Reflex. I say NO without even considering saying YES. When my kids were tiny, NO was…

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Respecting the Privacy of Little Ones

Life May 2, 2015

My friends and I often talk about how thankful we are that we didn’t grow up in the age of social media. We were bullied at school, but not by thousands of faceless internet people at a time. We made mistakes, but those mistakes didn’t show up on everyone’s news feed. We were the Oregon Trail Generation, lucky to maybe have a pager in high school or a car phone…

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The Balance Project

Life April 13, 2015

Last year, Susie Schnall, author of The Balance Project and On Grace interviewed me about that mythical unicorn of “doing it all” that we seem to be obsessed with. The interview is finally up, and I would love to have you go check it out here. Because really, I don’t do it all. I don’t have it all. And balance? Let’s just say I haven’t found it yet.

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We’re Not So Different After All

Life, Reading March 9, 2015

Lately our family has been sporting these awesome red glasses. Even Hobbs is getting in on the action. Let me tell you why. We wear red glasses to support Maggie Hope. Maggie Hope was born with a rare genetic disorder called Trisomy 8 Mosaicism. You can learn more about her condition below, but here is what our family knows for sure: Maggie inspires us. When she walks into a room, everything becomes brighter. Recently we were…

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