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Consider the Bunny: Not as a Meal but as a Pet

With four kids and an insatiable love of travel, I have never felt the need for a pet. My kids have begged, and begged and begged my deaf ears for a dog ever since they could talk, with zero success. They’ve written essays, put together ...

Posted on: May 20, 2016 |  Original Post

Be Still: a Lesson in Body Acceptance

“Be still,” she tells me, putting her hands upon my cheeks. Her fingers, no longer so pudgy, look like a child’s, and her nails need trimming. Staring into my eyes, she studies me. “What are these lines, mommy, between your ...

Posted on: May 12, 2016 |  Original Post

A Weekend in France in Pictures

We love our life in Chicago, but our family is far, far away. Weekends together are carefully organized, and involve a lot more than a quick car ride. Sometimes, the call of family is so strong that you have to put a stop to everything and just jump ...

Posted on: Oct 15, 2014 |  Original Post

Apple Jelly and a Nebulous Sense of Home

Our suburb is near Chicago, less than a 20 minute drive without traffic, but it has the feel of a small town, with many families who have lived here for generations. It’s the kind of place that beckons people home after college, and many of my ...

Posted on: Sep 29, 2014 |  Original Post

Summer Growth for Moms Too

Three years ago, drowning with the loss of my routine to my children’s summer needs, I made myself a promise: Next summer, my kids won’t be the only ones to go to camp. I’ll carve out some summer time for myself to grow. Learning ...

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014 |  Original Post

In Which We Don’t Go On a Diet

We have never done diet restrictions at our house. Which is saying something. It’s not just how everyone seems to be going gluten-free or paleo or whatever these days. There’s also the autism community where people are constantly trying ...

Blog: Don't Mind the Mess
Posted on: Feb 06, 2013 |  Original Post

Share How You Lend a Helping Hand this Holiday Season #HormelFamily

This year, I am excited to teach The Boy more about the importance of giving. The holiday season is often filled with “I wants” and fun celebrations, but it is important to remember those who are less fortunate. Last weekend, The Boy and ...

Blog: Nap Time Is My Time
Posted on: Nov 28, 2012 |  Original Post

introducing new foods to your toddler – motherhood mondays

Do you get scared when you think about introducing new foods to your toddler? When toddlers see new foods, they can sometimes react by screaming, tossing their plate onto the floor, or throwing the food at you! I’m thankful that The Boy would ...

Blog: Nap Time Is My Time
Posted on: Jul 30, 2012 |  Original Post

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