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“Maybe you should buy yourself a slimming one-piece swimsuit." That’s what the nurse told me. I was feeling di... read more
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Greek Lemon Rice Soup
Greek lemon rice soup, also known as Avgolemono, is one of those dishes that reminds me of home.  The funny pa... read more
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Working on Me
Did you jump into 2021 wide eyed, bushy tailed, and excited to tackle the new year with a whole set of resolut... read more
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Holding on to the Magic
Parenthood is a never ending series of firsts — the first time you snuggle your newborn, your baby’s first ste... read more
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I decided to write this post just in case someone out there is having some of the same school struggles as we’... read more
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Travel Anxiety: How We Get Through It
Anxiety can be debilitating, and having travel anxiety can be a bummer when you love to travel.  We have a dou... read more

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We usually don’t splurge on souvenirs when we go to Disney. We don’t need all that extra stuff, and those little knick knacks start to add up. The most we usually get is maybe a couple of Disney pins or a Disney sweatshirt because, inevitably, one of us will forget…
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I am not a fan of getting big gifts for Valentines day. I am all about keeping it simple. That said, I do like to do something special. This year I decided to surprise my husband and kids with a chocolate fondue and spread. We love going out to fondue,…
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Rain, Rain, Go Away

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One of our favorite Christmas shows to watch each year is “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”  I love that it’s the simple story of a child trying find the deeper meaning of Christmas while being surrounded by the influx of commercialism.  It isn’t lost on me that going out and buying this little…
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Staying Sane Through the Holidays

Tis’ the season to be jolly, right?  At least that is what the song says.  Don’t get me wrong,  I love the holiday season.  I usually start counting down the days ‘til Christmas in September.  I love the decorating. I love the shopping. I love the traditions and spending time with family and friends.  I…
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Sunday Morning Donuts

A favorite morning treat our family loves making together is homemade donuts.  They are a fun, easy, and sweet way to start the day.  To be honest, our recipe isn't 100 percent homemade.  We actually use a can of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits instead of making our own dough, but our…
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