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Gifts for New Parents

You know who needs gifts? New parents. The first three months of a newborn’s life are commonly referred to as the “fourth trimester.” This phrase was coined by Dr. Harvey Karp and it’s a clinical term for “hellish conditions.” The fourth trimester can be a rough season. New parents are

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Decorate for Christmas with Me 2019!

In terms of Christmas decor, I really came into my own this year. It’s the third Christmas in our house and I’m starting to understand what does and doesn’t work for our unusual 110-year-old interior woodwork. Feeling more confident, I’ve decluttered my Christmas decoration stash of some hand-me-downs and especially

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row of books on a book shelf

7 Gifts for Book Lovers

Do you know a book lover who owns too many books? (Is it you?) Perhaps you know a book lover, but don’t know their tastes. These gifts, though not books, are sure to please bibliophiles-without the need of clearing more shelf space. Y’all know I love books (nearly as much

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Beyond Country: Your Local Primitive Woodworker

When I walked into Beyond Country (tucked into a cozy back corner of High Hats Antique Mall in Cambridge City, Indiana), the primitive woodworking garnered my immediate attention. The walls and shelves are covered in beautiful, rustic wood pieces. This time of year, most are seasonal: signs with Red trucks,

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14 Gifts for Stressed out People

Thanksgiving is over and y’all know what that means: Christmas. And for the eighty-eight percent of Americans that would admit it (I bet the numbers are higher): holiday anxiety. People cite all kinds of reasons for their stress. From “festive fall-outs” (arguing with family from everything about who was cooking

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The Wonderful Work of Birth to Five

“Is he supposed to sound like that?” “Look at him roll to his stomach!! So fast. Is that genius?” “He’s PLAYING with his POOP.” “It’s applesauce. I was getting the laundry.” “WHAT DO I DO?” “They love this game!” “Have you seen my shoes?” “Omg, what a good idea.” “Thanks

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10 Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

While I’ve already professed my love of sides, you better believe I ain’t leaving Thanksgiving dinner without some vegan desserts. I’ve searched the internet to find the most delicious desserts-sans butter, milk, and eggs. Several of these recipes are Paleo, gluten-free, and what-not as well! If all else fails, remember—Oreos

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15 Vegan Thanksgiving Sides

I’ve always loved Thanksgiving. It’s never been about the turkey (even when I ate meat). It’s about the Thanksgiving sides. I adore that Thanksgiving is a celebration of fancy side dishes. On what other day is it acceptable to serve a casserole dish of carbs covered with marshmallows?? No other

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Taming Toddler Sibling Rivalry

Smack. Big A starts from his position in my arms. Our heads swivel about. My youngest son is now howling and attempting to pull Big A from my lap. Welcome to a Tuesday afternoon. Big A has recently started school and has been engaging more at home since. Josh and

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