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Ways to Be Eco-Friendly While at Home

So I know it’s hard right now, not working or working from home. Teaching your children or merely tolerating something about your partner. Or maybe you are an essential worker, and you need to be out in all that is happening right now. Here are a few easy things to do that are considered “eco-friendly” […]

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gardening

Gardening and Growing Joy

One of my earliest memories is gardening with my parents. We had a spacious backyard, and about half of it was dedicated to a robust vegetable garden. Both of my parents immigrated from Italy, and they had grown up farming and growing most of their own food out of basic necessity. It was a true […]

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Cyber Etiquette

Cyber Etiquette for Kids

  I’ll admit it. Before the stay at home orders, and schools closing, I was very against my kids on the Internet. Let me be clear, “screen time,” a whole different story. They’ve logged plenty of hours on Netflix, Disney+, Hulu. You name it, they’ve watched it (age-appropriate, of course). But my children are still […]

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cancel everything

Do We Have to Cancel Everything?

It happened this week, and I’m surprised it took 9 weeks for her to crack. I said “no” to something my daughter wanted to do, and the floodgates opened. “Why do you have to take away EVERYTHING that’s fun? We can never do ANYTHING anymore! You’ve ruined EVERYTHING!” I tried not to take it personally. […]

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pregnancy

Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most amazing things we can experience as women. Growing a human child is miraculous hard work! Through the morning sickness, food cravings/aversions, exhaustion, and more, we strive to feel that true pregnancy glow. As we patiently await the arrival of our new little one(s), we research everything and try our [...]
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Resilience

Quarantine {Lessons in Resilience}

My family has not ventured beyond our driveway or our dead-end street since March 12, with the exception of my husband’s trips to procure food. I am sure many of you reading this have a similar story.  To my own personal shock, I have been actually enjoying {gasp!} my time secluded at home with our […]

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Earth Day

Don’t Forget About Earth Day

There’s no denying that we have many extra burdens to carry these days. COVID-19. Social distancing. Your entire 401(k) plummeting towards zero. But while we’re figuring out how to work from home while guiding our children through the ups and downs of distance learning, we shouldn’t lose sight of climate change and other environmental threats. Just […]

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