Aug 28 2016
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What I learned from my kids’ playing, and from their discussion of what was going on in their minds as they played. What’s the Zen of Play? Read all about it.


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As the family sang to him, and I brought his cupcake to the table (chocolate zucchini bread with ganache-cream-cheese icing and sprinkles), his face lit up. A second later, I had to hold both of his hands, because he wanted to grab the flame on the candle. Fire is pretty amazing stuff, especially when you’re one…


first day of school

They’ve been together their entire lives. And now, with Anneliese moving into elementary school, they’re growing apart… I’m so excited for both of them, and here’s why.


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I pitched Dollar General products against the national brands, in an attempt to save a few dollars each time I buy these everyday items. Here’s what happened.


This easy chicken teriyaki bowl recipe is great for a quick weeknight dinner.

Make this super-simple chicken teriyaki bowl recipe! It’s so quick, and doesn’t have a million ingredients. Perfect for those nights when you need something delicious, like 10 minutes ago.


These grain-free dairy-free chocolate almond berry pancake bites are amazing. Little paleo muffins of delight! Make this recipe for breakfast or brunch and you won't be disappointed.

These delicious little pancake-muffin bites are so fluffy and airy, everyone will love them at your next brunch. Cocoa berry almond muffins – paleo, too.


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This post wraps up our “visible differences” challenge.


How to make green superfood powder for smoothies - perfect for making healthy green smoothies with kale, spinach, and other greens without taking up your entire fridge or letting your greens get slimy and rotted.

Do you want to get healthier? I know you’ve heard green smoothies are the way to go for getting nutrition-packed veggies into your daily diet. I’ll share my favorite shortcut with you – making homemade green superfood powder for your green smoothies!


This is my blog income report from May 2016 - read all about my Pinterest Pageviews Plan, how I gained over 5,000 Instagram followers this month, and exactly what my income and expenses looked like.

This is my blog income report from May 2016 – read all about my Pinterest Pageviews Plan, how I gained over 5,000 Instagram followers this month, and exactly what my income and expenses looked like.


Saying yes and pressing pause (4 of 4)

Henry made everything slow down. I know he’s my last baby (for real this time), and I’m trying my hardest to soak up the little moments.

I try to say yes as much as I can.


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Zora got a hair cut and looks like a sweet little puppy now. Be sure to watch the video of her playing with the kids and doing tricks with them!


How to teach kids to help cook in the kitchen. Have special one-on-one time with each kid to do a special cooking project! Great idea for how to teach kids to cook.

Kids can cook real food – but we need to teach them how. Here’s how I’m teaching my kids to cook and giving my kids an arsenal of kitchen skills that will serve them for a lifetime.



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