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Embracing Domesticity

Embracing Domesticity in 2018

If you’re into new year’s resolutions, mantras, manifestos, and other Gretchen Rubin-type happiness hacks, you should pick a one-word theme for 2018. Choosing a theme is supposed to help you salt your year with a single focus, and you can even pair it with short- and long-term goals for extra effect. My theme for 2018 […]

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Finding My Happy Place

Finding My Happy Place

“Are you happy mommy? Are you happy, happy?” This seems to be a constant question that recently has been coming out of my two-year-old daughter’s mouth. In the midst of chaos, sickness and craziness, and even on a random ordinary day, my daughter will suddenly ask me, “Are you happy?”  That one simple question has […]

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My Five Year Old Adult

My Five-Year-Old Adult

My kindergartner is eating the school lunchmeat. This wouldn’t be a problem except that I don’t consider it ethically defensible to eat factory-farmed meat, and I would bet my life that the cow my son is eating was not raised on what he calls a farm. But this post is not about the ethics of […]

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Hungry Hungry Kids

Hungry, Hungry Kiddos!

Look at my snack table, isn’t it pretty?! I buy oranges, apples, and lemons. I have bunny crackers, granola bars and almonds. Tangerines? I’ve got twenty. Fresh spinach muffins, baked fresh daily. I have spent all morning arranging them all pretty. But who cares? Hungry kids, growing big, they want more! Now imagine me in […]

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