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Annie’s Kitchen: Holiday Fudge

Annie and I make her “cooking shows” all the time – like, she’ll be having yogurt and she’ll say, “MOM! Film me, I’m going to do a cooking show!…so to make yogurt, first you peel back the foil…” It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of her cooking shows, but I thought I’d share…

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Everyone Is Missing Someone

I’ve been thinking a lot about the people I know who are grieving fresh losses. Holidays are so hard…they are a time of togetherness, and nothing emphasizes who isn’t there like having the rest of your loved ones in the same place. A friend in grief recently said to me, “Give it to me straight:…

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DIY Holiday Hat Ring Toss

With Winter Break starting next week, I’m already stockpiling ideas to keep the kids busy. I thought it would be fun to make a game we could all play, even James! This hat game was cheap and easy to make – you just need felt, pipe cleaners, and glue.¬†You can make a red Santa hat,…

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This Year’s Pic With Old Saint Nick

Annabel is even more into Santa this year than she was in past years. She has asked me – begged me! – to take her to see Santa every day since Thanksgiving. I tried to find a day that worked for everyone, but Mike finally said, “Just take them, it’s fine,” so we went on…

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The Season For Giving

This post is sponsored by Blue Apron. Thanks, Blue Apron! At this time of year, I try to make the extra effort to do kind things for others. Partly because it just makes me feel good, but also because I’m trying to set a good example for my kids. But, since I’ve been extra-crazy with…

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