Aug 28 2016
my kids on the playground-5

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.


happy first birthday henry-10

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.


dollar general tissues

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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