Words of Wisdom: Summer 2016

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I am 100% in complete denial about summer being over. I’ll miss the lazy mornings, night swimming, over-eating, under-dressing, and just about every other good thing that comes with this season. I have always had a tough time transitioning from season to season. I’m doing my best to smile through it. These wise words are keeping… read more

Great Book: When Breath Becomes Air

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I ordered When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi, when it was first printed last year, but held off on reading it until this summer. Knowing that it was a heavy read about a neurosurgeon who quickly and brutally loses his fight with stage 4 cancer I wanted to make sure I read it when… read more

Best Buys: Green Mountain Coffee

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Like Goldilocks I am always on the hunt for a coffee that is just right. Not too weak, but not too bold… This summer I have been totally digging Green Mountain Coffee‘s “breakfast blend”. The company was founded by Robert Stiller, who was vacationing in VT 30 years ago and wandered into a mom and pop… read more

Links I Love: August

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Here are some of my favorite links from around the web this month. Click on the bolded word to be forwarded to the links! This article by Lindsey Mead so poignantly expresses how I feel every day. This might just be the perfect way to always be prepared for a siesta! I am really feeling “over”… read more

Best Gifts: Snap Circuits Jr.

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From time to time I get a text from a friend asking what I think are the best gifts for kids – age 6, 7, 8, 10, etc. This gift, Snap Circuits Jr., was sent to us by Emma’s (my 8 year old) godmother. It has provided us with hours of fun. JT (my 19… read more

Dog Days of Summer

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The only sad thing about summer is when it ends. I must admit I am just not ready for “back to school” or fall. I’m hanging on tight to these last few weeks…      

Introducing Milly!

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I’m pretty sure we were at capacity over here in these parts. 3 kids, new house (that needs a lot of work!), part-time job for me, full time job for hubby, etc. BUT we all had this nagging little voice inside our heads saying, “It’s time for a puppy.” In fact two members of our… read more

To My Emma on Her 8th Birthday

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When my son turned one, I felt it on my heart to capture the overwhelming sentiments I was feeling in a letter. I wanted to give him some guidelines about how I hoped and dreamed he would live his life. As my oldest girl headed into her 8th birthday last week, I couldn’t help but… read more