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The Crunchy, Granola, Keller Kindness Challenge

You know what? Sometimes people are mean, and unhappy, and just downright not fun to be around.  Which, in turn, makes you want to be mean, and unhappy right back to them.  But what if you countered every thoughtless word and act with a simple act of kindness?  My own child is really fantastic at… Continue reading The Crunchy, Granola, Keller Kindness Challenge

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Made to Crave, Chapter One, “What’s Really Going On Here?”

Let’s talk about food cravings.  I love dip, really any kind of dip.  I can hold my own against cupcakes, cookies and cakes (a feat since I work in a high school office where food is constantly in and out, and it is always gorgeously sweet food), but a tortilla chip and any kind of… Continue reading Made to Crave, Chapter One, “What’s Really Going On Here?”

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Why you should definitely befriend that single mama in your kid’s friend group

You know who she is, chances are she comes to those classroom parties by herself, if she even gets to come at all, because she probably needs to save her time off from work for when her child is sick. Nothing feels more alienating than being the token single mama in a group of happily… Continue reading Why you should definitely befriend that single mama in your kid’s friend group

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The Pioneer Woman’s Olive Cheese Bread (see also, a taste of heaven)

When I first moved to Batesville six years ago, in preparation for the birth of my little love, I had a bit of culture shock. Not that Fayetteville is just this place dripping with culture, but I lived in a neighborhood five minutes from everything. I moved from there to a home in the middle… Continue reading The Pioneer Woman’s Olive Cheese Bread (see also, a taste of heaven)

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Taking the Crazy out of your Crazy Morning Routine

I have one little tiny person, two cats (more or less, not counting the pack of stray ones who congregate outside our home and sometimes break into the sunroom) and one giant dog. I do not know how families handle their morning routine when they have more than one little stubborn child.  I hear mommies… Continue reading Taking the Crazy out of your Crazy Morning Routine