Getting Ready for Halloween

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Quinn carved her first pumpkin! After pointing at it and saying “pun-keen” all week, she finally got a chance to put her hands inside — and she was not too impressed. She wised up to...

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The Great Pumpkin Patch

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We went to a local pumpkin patch today with friends that had a bunch of rides and attractions for the kiddos. I thought the admission was kind of steep ($12.50 per person), but then we...

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Toddler Life

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Life changes when you have a toddler. You can’t walk across your living room, for example, without walking on a block or tripping over a toy that inevitably lights up and sings some obnoxious song...

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I used to want to be a writer when I grew up. Now I am. Just not the kind of writer I wanted to be. For the most part, I’m OK with that. Sometimes I’m not. Just before I turned 30, I had a nice quarter-life crisis that sent me through a depression, a separation,...

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We have a new puppy! Since we live in the woods, and since I work from home all day — alone, and since I am paranoid about that fact, and since we do not feel comfortable buying a gun, we decided to get yet another dog. She’s a boxer mix, and at six weeks old,...

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I made this great chalkboard table for Quinn awhile back when I was Pinterest happy. At the same time, I was obsessed with Ikea hacks, and I bought two of these Lack end tables, thinking that I was going to make something snazzy for our living room: Instead, I realized the project I had in...

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Here’s a dirty little secret: I kind of hate breastfeeding sometimes. Well, maybe just a dirty little secret in the circles I run in. Don’t get me wrong: I think that breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your child. I think that breastfeeding needs to be seen more as the...

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I’m not exactly the crunchiest mama. I do my best to be green. I’m an upcycling masta, I compost, I make a lot of my own stuff, I save straws and plastic forks and condiments to reuse later — but I’m also pretty lazy, so if I’m crunched for time, I don’t feel any guilt...

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