What Type of PITA Are You?

You can just stop blinking with that doe-eyed innocence right now. We’re talking about Pains in the Asses–PITAs–and we’re talking to you! Yeah that’s right, but rest assured we are not singling you out as a bad person. Each and every one of us has our own brand of pain in the assery–that little sliver […]

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We Are Anti Bucket Lists

Ahhh, skip rocks, dip toes in a babbling brook, get eaten by mosquitoes–the joys of slow parenting. It’s no secret that we are summer girls so the whole slow parenting idea going around the internet piqued our interest. In theory, this is how we do this season—without shoes or schedules. But once we got talking, […]

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DIY Picnic Table to Coffee Table Transformation

Settle in kids for a little DIY story time. This tale has it all: love, villains, triumph, and transformation. And contrived drama. Much contrived drama. Once upon a time, there was a family who needed a table and chairs for their deck that would not crash through their sliding glass doors when the occasional hurricane […]

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Better Parenting Through The Happy Family World Summit

If you are landing here from The Happy Family World Summit, WELCOME! And here are the tips for handling social media with your kids we promised you. Just click here. If you are “just” a faithful reader, we have a little bit of explaining to do. You know how we’ve been known to give some […]

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Turkey Burgers Are Sexy

This is for those times when your burger reminds you of . . . a catalog bound for the recycling bin. Erin: This is the time of year when my meal plan can safely be described as something akin to Hunter/Gather. “Forage anything edible from the fridge” seems a perfectly reasonable solution to the daily dinner question once […]

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How My Middle School Awkward Was Put to Rest

Over the past couple of weeks my worlds have been colliding and my time machine has been revving up because middle school dances have been ruling my life. That’s right, people; you can never escape the past, history repeats itself, and clichés help round out a sentence nicely. Not only did I help orchestrate my […]

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Ten Things I Want to Say to My Son Before He Graduates

When the milestones come, sometimes we Moms get a little choked up. And by a little, we mean we are swallowing big ugly cries every time someone cues up a photo montage. While it would probably be enough to just say “good luck” and “I love you,’  that’s not all there is to say. Not by a […]

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