A Tech Free Christmas

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Did I let Jemma circle her little heart out when the Toys R Us Christmas catalog arrived last week?  Of course I did. I’m not the mom version of Wicked Witch of the West! But, when it comes down to what I’ll actually be spending my money on this Christmas, it probably won’t be found in […]

It Doesn’t Always Rain in the Pacific Northwest

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Driving down the freeway last week, Jemma began chatting about the weather – one of her favorite topics. She commented on all the rain and how it makes her so “fwusterated” because it makes the slide in our cul-de-sac too wet. Then she transitioned to thoughts on summer and how she hates the sun in her eyes so […]

“Drink Tea” With the Silhouette CAMEO

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I have 4,000 crafts in my mind – all waiting for a free, quiet evening. I doubt I have 4,000 evenings on my horizon, but I did recently have one. So, on that illustrious evening I settled in at the dining room table with my new computer, my new Silhouette CAMEO and a dash or […]

Because I Remember

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Pain demands to be felt. And yes, that means I saw Fault In Our Stars recently. But I’ve had this post in my drafts for ages. Because I’ve wanted to share, but haven’t known the words to say. That’s the thing about loss, about death … there don’t seem to be any right words. Every […]

Gifts Dad Will Actually Use

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 I could buy my mom gifts all day long. She’s just easy to shop for … maybe because we like many of the same things. But my dad and Dominic, they’re a bit more particular. So, when holidays come around I’m always a little stumped as to what they’ll like AND USE most. Yes, believe […]

Third Baby Wish List

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Let’s talk baby #3 today! What I may “need”, what I want and what I’ve come to determine is pure poppycock in the realm of baby necessities. No, no – not expecting over here! Deep sigh of relief I’m sure from my husband who occasionally reads my posts. But, not expecting doesn’t keep me from […]

Stocking Stuffers For the Mister

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This article is sponsored by hello products (click to see them all!), a special thank you to them for adding a little breath of super friendly fresh to my family’s holiday season. Is it just me or are gifts for the mister especially difficult? Don’t get me wrong – I know exactly what he wants […]

Natural Parents Network’s 2nd Annual Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway! {12/6, 26 winners, US, ARV $2,587}

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Welcome to the Second Annual Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide! If you need to complete your holiday shopping, find a birthday present for a friend, or just treat yourself to something special, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone. But what’s even better, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide is a great opportunity […]