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Dyslexia and Coexisting Conditions School never came easy for my kids.  On our journey to understand why sc... read more
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I admit that I am a bit of a sun-worshipper during the summer months.  Having some color on my skin is some... read more
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This summer my husband and I were able to, against all odds, sneak away for a kid-free night in Saugatuck, ... read more
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I'm usually too busy through-out the day to make a healthy lunch for myself.  I'm more of a grab-n-go type ... read more
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Succulent Wall
I love Succulents. The temperate climate here in California is the perfect weather for them.  I have lots o... read more
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I used to think that I couldn’t possibly ever vacation to the same place twice -- there are just too many o... read more
Easy Old Fashioned Apple Crisp Easy Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
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Easy Old Fashion Apple crisp is one of those desserts that seems to signal the start of fall.  I can't thin... read more
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Holding on to the Magic -Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique
Parenthood is a never ending series of firsts — the first time you snuggle your newborn, your baby’s first ... read more

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