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A fireplace is something that helps make a house feel like a home - especially during the holidays.  When w... read more
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While much of the Bay area heads up to Lake Tahoe each winter,  our family opts to spend our time in the... read more

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Greek lemon rice soup, also known as Avgolemono, is one of those dishes that reminds me of home.  The funny... read more
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I feel like my home is bursting at the seams with toys. We seriously have toys hidden in every nook and cra... read more
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Our Dyslexic Journey
I decided to write this post just in case someone out there is having some of the same school struggles as ... read more

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