The Gift of Time

I told myself that I wasn’t going to write about this publicly…That I wasn’t going to spill a bunch of emotions again because my last two posts were rather long and personal (and somewhat heavy). But as the days went by and I found myself struggling to write up simple recipe posts, I realized that…

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A Cruelty-Free Day of Thanks

Let me start by saying that this post contains ZERO judgment or graphic animal cruelty videos. We are all at different states of awareness and rather than taking an extremist route by showing you heartbreaking clips or breaking down the cruelty (how it’s done), I’m going to share heartwarming stories, videos, and celebrate the brave…

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REVIEW: September Favorites 

Happy (almost) October, my beautiful friends! I hope you’re having a lovely fall so far. We had a pretty warm September – filled with lots of playing outside (mostly digging in the dirt) and when we weren’t outside, we spent time coloring and doing puzzles. Willow’s latest obsession is puzzles and not just the big,…

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Unplug to Reconnect

I have been unplugged from social media for over a week now. One full week. It was never my intention, but after two getaways with my family where I didn’t use my phone for anything other than texting, I came to a sad realization. We, as a society (myself included), spend far too much time…

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Vegan Camping with a Toddler and Neurotic Dog

***If you have zero interest in reading about our actual adventure and only care to see what we packed (along with tips), please scroll to the end. Tuesday, September 8, 2015: Most parents would opt for backyard camping or close enough to home for their first outing with a three-year old (and a neurotic rescue…

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TIPS: Keeping a Budget & Menu Planning

I have been meaning to sit down and write this post for months, but life has been somewhat chaotic lately with the holidays and a sleep deprived toddler. I’ve received some questions via Instagram regarding meal planning and budgeting, so I hope this helps some of you! For almost three years now, Josh and I have been menu…

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A Voice Unheard

If there’s one thing I’ve learned since becoming a mom, it’s that no two kids are alike. Every kid grows at different rates, hits milestones at different times, and one single approach doesn’t work for everyone. It frustrates me to no end when we go to the pediatrician appointment and we hear how she rates among other…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’ve been enjoying reading everyone’s “What I’m Thankful For” each day on Facebook – it’s interesting to read how people measure their gratitude – from things like a cup of coffee to a car that starts every morning. While I’m a firm believer in being thankful for what you have every day, it is nice to…

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