One Simple Step to Creating A Lasting Easter Memory

Ah, sweet family memories are the golden egg we’re all chasing, no? Fess up, we’ve seen your Pinterest boards. Wanna make certain that this year’s bunny bonanza is forever imprinted on your family’s memory? Well, peel back the foil on that Cadbury and get comfy because we have one simple step to creating a lasting Easter […]

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How Photos Ruin Our Memories

We read a lot: novels, textbooks, blogs, billboards, crock pot manuals, tweets, whatever. It takes a ton of material to feed our voracious appetites. Ellen: So I was reading a book that Erin recommended, as I am wont to do. She recommends books like she breathes: she must do it to survive. Erin: So which […]

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Statement of Faith

My youngest daughter is going through Confirmation class, although class feels like an inadequate term for it. As Presbyterians, during this process spanning several months, young people explore their faith journey and articulate their faith in Christ through study, service, and reflective time. This weekend was her overnight retreat and my task was to write […]

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7 Ways You Can Make Your Spring A Little Less Frenzied

They say there are two sides to every story. Well, the flip side to Spring’s sunny warmth and beauty is its fickle weather and jam-packed calendar. Between the First Communions, graduations, baby showers, and end-of-year events, it’s enough to make you wistful for the days of long underwear and parkas again or maybe that’s just us. Well, […]

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Lesson Learned From Parenting: Sometimes When You Lose, You Win

Sometimes when you lose, you win. Such was the case with the sixth grade basketball game on Sunday. My 11 year old son was set to play in his last game of the losing-est season of basketball that I have witnessed. EVER. which is saying a lot. A rescheduled game, we all not so silently […]

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Shining a Light on the Truth about Parenting

Sometimes you have questions. Questions like “why won’t my kid stay in her own bed?” or “why does my three year old ask 500 questions?” or “what would drive Erin to dress like this?” The answer to all of these questions is that kids are nuts. No, not really, but parenting can make you a […]

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5 Reasons Youth Sports Are Worth the Time, Sweat and Price Tag

First, you must know that we, Ellen and Erin, are all in when it comes to kids and sports . . . Erin: But as I look at the open tabs on my computer right now, my heart clenches. They are all related to youth sports. My clan of five has two track and field […]

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