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Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Putting Pinterest to the Test {Easter Egg Edition}

What is your Pinterest experience? Mine usually goes something like this: I want to make something with or for my kids, I have an idea, but need a little inspiration. Current example: Easter eggs. As a kid, we grabbed crayons, and store-bought dye had a blast coloring and dunking, and we were done. Of course, I have […]

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Family Traditions

Want a New Tradition?

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and that kind of “made up holiday” is perfect for starting new family traditions. We designated March 17th as our rescue dog’s birthday and have a party for her every year. Since there are no real obligations and you probably don’t feel attached to traditions that have been handed […]

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Celebrating Pi Day

Celebrating Pi Day + Pi Day Apple Pie Recipe

March 14 marks the very underrated “Pi Day”, a celebration of a “constant” – the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, calculated to 3.14159… (and on and on infinitely without pattern or repetition). Pi Day is a holiday for math lovers. Originally approximated by the great mathematician, Archimedes, Pi has been calculated […]

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holiday traditions

10 Holiday Traditions With Kids to Start This Year

‘Tis the season for great food, fun with family and beloved holiday traditions. When my daughter was born last year we thought long and hard about the family traditions we wanted to establish and uphold as she grew up. Listed below are 10 of my favorite holiday traditions.  Buy and Decorate a Real Christmas Tree The […]

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gift free christmas

A Gift-Free Christmas

My mom got pregnant with me when she was 16. Needless to say, we weren’t rolling in cash those first years I was earthside. But Christmas? Christmas was different. Valuables were pawned, gifts were shipped across state lines from family, or donated by strangers. No matter how little we had day-to-day, we always had an over the […]

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