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Five on Friday: Are You Up for a Blog Challenge?

Today’s Five on Friday list will be short and sweet because, honestly, I have a lot to do today. In addition to my usual Friday tasks–writing, running errands, driving my kid to and from school, etc.–I’m preparing to take part in the A to Z Blog Challenge. Last I checked, there were 1,400 bloggers signed … Continue reading

30-Minute Meal: Pizza Pierogies

I love those recipes you can make in 30 minutes. But one of the reasons they are so simple and quick to make is that they feed, at most, four people. And most often, that’s four people who are on a diet or who otherwise want one single serving. That’s not my family. On weeknights, … Continue reading

It’s the Journey…

The other night, I read this article by Alison Rhodes, in which she talks about how she had arrogantly planned out her life, only to find that reality took her in a completely different direction: “Bottom line – we might start out arrogant enough to believe we can direct our life but then we grow … Continue reading

Five on Friday: Forbidden Foods

I’ve mentioned that I read Jen Hatmaker’s new book “7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess” after reading some of her blog posts and identifying with her shock and frustration about how materialistic and self-indulgent we are in our everyday lives. Reading this book in the new year was a great way to get motivated to do some … Continue reading

This April We’re Blogging from A to Z!

Is there a better way to kick-off our new blog than with an awesome blog challenge?* We don’t think so! When Katie came across the “Blogging from A to Z Challenge“, we knew we found the one. The premise is simple: Each day of the month is assigned a letter (excluding the Sundays after April … Continue reading

Five on Friday: Hooray for Weekends!

For me, the weeks seem to fly by, and I’m happy to slow down a bit on Saturday and Sunday. I’m fortunate in that I can follow a “traditional” (Monday-Friday) workweek, I guess, and I’ve been trying to slow down and be more present in the moment. Here are just a few things that I … Continue reading

Book Review: You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon

You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am a military wife, so perhaps I’m a little more biased than some–but I have to say, I LOVED this book. A quick read, as it was a series of short stories told from the various viewpoints: the … Continue reading

Blinders, Baby…Blinders

About a year ago, I was desperately overwhelmed. I had a precocious 18-month-old and a pre-schooler at home, as well as a Kindergartner and second-grader who each had active social lives. In addition to the the daily stay-at-home mom routine, I was juggling two part-time jobs and trying to be an attentive and supportive wife. … Continue reading

PSA: Using the Pinterest Share Button

We encourage you to share our posts with your various networks, including Pinterest. However, please ensure before “Pinning” a post that you are linking to the original source. We want to make sure people are properly credited for their ideas and works. Sometimes, we may talk about something we saw on another blog. In that … Continue reading

Five on Friday: Let’s Talk Jobs

We’ve all had jobs: jobs we love, jobs we hate, some in between. My original idea for today’s Five on Friday was something completely different, but I read another blogger’s post about all of the jobs that she’s had in her life, and I started thinking back on some of my more interesting occupations. So … Continue reading

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