Let There be Fall

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All four seasons are dear to me, but there is something enchanting about fall. The crisp cold air and the howling wind. Leaves crunching under my feet and a rainbow of colors high in the trees. Apple cider and pumpkin spice coffee drinks. Perhaps fall is intriguing because it’s the gateway into the holidays. When […]

Vanilla Toffee Apple Dip

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With apples on my mind this month, I dug up one of my favorite recipes for homemade apple dip. When I was a kid, I loved dipping apple slices in caramel dip. Who am I kidding? I still love doing that. This vanilla toffee apple dip reminds me so much of that flavor, even though […]

4 Tips to Battle Bullying


Over the past decade, the word “bullying” has become a catch phrase for a variety of behaviors. From a single comment at the lunch table to years and years of torture from peers, both have been called “bullying”. I would think that any type of behavior that made a child feel inferior and scared could […]

These Shoes

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  Sometimes something as seemingly insignificant as a pair of shoes can symbolize so much to a person. In May of 2013, I bought these pink running shoes with the intention of getting in shape and making a change in the way I took care of my body. I think I used them once in […]

Tyler Robinson Foundation: Slay Cancer with Dragons


“The path to heaven runs through miles of clouded hell.” -Imagine Dragons The song lyric above was Tyler Robinson’s lifeline while he battled pediatric cancer. As he soldiered on through treatment after treatment, he would sing this line in his head to get to the other side of a bad day. Sometimes, when the days […]

Stream of Consciousness #blogging #writing

For a Stream of Consciousness post, one is asked to free write for 5-7 minutes, so here goes! This week was crazy, as always. I am waiting for a week where one of the adults in this house isn’t running around doing a million different things while at the same time trying to parent and […]

Halloween Book #giveaway!

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My boys love reading holiday books, especially this time of year when the  holidays are fun and plentiful. We’ve been reading all kinds of Halloween and fall books over the past month or so. It’s been exciting to watch our five-year old transition into a phase where he enjoys chapter books along with traditional picture […]

Kupp´ #momsmeet

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This product is absolutely adorable! When our Kupp´glasses came in the mail, my boys were instantly intrigued. The origin of the product is described best by the Moms Meet team. “The Kupp´ was created by Katesplace founder Kate Oliver as a tool to help her young boys learn accountability and responsibility. She gave each of her […]

50 Questions

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My sweet friend, Jen, from Me, Myself, and Jen nominated me to answer 50 questions about myself, so here goes!   1. What are you wearing? An old lavender t-shirt, yoga pants, and slippers. This is my 5:30 am attire.   2. Ever been in love? Of course. I hope every girl past the age […]