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Theme Days

I first read about theme days in one of Sarah Barry’s many great posts. It was right around the time of year when everything shifts: we lose daylight, we have to bundle up so it takes longer to get out the door, and our regular routine is happily and joyfully interrupted by holiday fun. That’s… Read More Theme Days

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The top of the hill

At our latest MOPS meeting, we were talking about prioritizing, letting go of what isn’t worth our time or energy, finding a balance between sliding through the days with no structure and being overly structured and controlling . . . all of your basic mom worries, really. The women at my table are all knee-deep… Read More The top of the hill

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My Best Books of 2018

Hi there! Just popping in with a book list in case you’ve set some reading goals and need a little inspiration. Here are my favorite books from 2018. Nonfiction My Squirrel Days, Ellie Kemper Fun, light-hearted, told in short vignettes so it’s easy to read if you only have snippets of time here and there… Read More My Best Books of 2018

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Reading Lately

Loved My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper I love The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, so it’s no surprise that I love Ellie Kemper, too. This was a quick, light-hearted memoir that made me laugh out loud at least once every few pages. I found the first half of the book funnier than the second, but that… Read More Reading Lately

natural living for normal people

Balance

My dear friend who is a retired priest once told me that she most often observes people make major changes to their health and lifestyle only after they’ve hit what she calls a turning point. Losing a few pounds, trying a new form of exercise, eating less meat–all of these are well and good, but… Read More Balance

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Tips based on how I thrift

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about second-hand shopping, so I thought I’d share a bit about my methods. Enjoy! Keep a list on your phone You’ll be surprised what you can find that is very specific to what you want. I didn’t learn this trick until recently, and I’m continually amazed at how… Read More Tips based on how I thrift