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fireplaceFeaturedLifestyle

DIY Built-In Electric Fireplace

A fireplace is something that helps make a house feel like a home - especially during the holidays.  When we first bought our house, I was really bummed to find out that our house didn't have a fireplace.  It used to have one, but the previous owners removed it in…
Michelle Tucker
November 14, 2022
Pumpkin SpiceEatsFeaturedLifestyle

Pumpkin Spice Steamed Milk

I usually don't like pumpkin spiced drinks. The ones that I've gotten at coffee shops are always too thick, too syrupy, and leave a weird after-taste in my mouth. So, I have to admit that I wasn't super excited when my daughter, Audrey, asked me to try her pumpkin spice…
Michelle Tucker
September 15, 2022
Bonding with Teens and TweensFeaturedLifestyle

Bonding with my Teen and Tween

I often feel stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to parenting. This is especially true (and painful) when it comes to parenting and bonding with my teen and tween son and daughter.  My kids are currently 11 and 14, and I'm learning that parenting these…
Michelle Tucker
August 30, 2022
Holiday archesFeaturedLifestyle

Holiday Arches

Looking to add a little extra holiday pizazz to your Christmas decor?  Why not try some DIY holiday arches?Every year we visit the Willow Glen neighborhood in San Jose to see the Christmas lights.  It's one of those neighborhoods where all the homes go all-out with Christmas decor.  Some of…
Michelle Tucker
December 6, 2021
SoupEatsFeaturedLifestyle

Greek Lemon Rice Soup

Greek lemon rice soup, also known as Avgolemono, is one of those dishes that reminds me of home.  The funny part about this is that my family never actually made the soup, nor are we Greek.  Lemon Rice soup is a staple dish at almost all of the Greek restaurants…
Michelle Tucker
February 7, 2021
Christmas gift ideasFeaturedLifestyle

Non-Toy Gift Ideas

I feel like my home is bursting at the seams with toys. We seriously have toys hidden in every nook and cranny of our house.  About twice a year we do go through them and try to donate the ones that the kids don't play with anymore.  But no matter…
Michelle Tucker
November 14, 2019
AdvocacyFeatured

Our Dyslexic Journey

I decided to write this post just in case someone out there is having some of the same school struggles as we’ve had. I want to share our dyslexic journey experience, so maybe someone starting this journey will be made aware of some of the things I wish I learned…
Michelle Tucker
July 19, 2019