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I often feel stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to parenting. This is especially true (and... read more
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Minestrone Soup This is the time of year when my garden is exploding with fresh vegetables.  When I have mo... read more
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Safari West
An African Safari has always been high on my bucket-list.  Africa isn't exactly right down the road, so I k... read more
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Thinking of a Family Road Trip? Just Do It
We had always wanted to take an epic, cross-country, family road trip.  Unfortunately, there was always som... read more
Greek Lemon Rice Soup Greek Lemon Rice Soup
Greek Lemon Rice Soup
Greek lemon rice soup, also known as Avgolemono, is one of those dishes that reminds me of home.  The funny... read more
Easy Old Fashioned Apple Crisp Easy Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
Easy Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
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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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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