Garden Journal #14: Plants and Plans 2017

First Garden Journal entry for 2017: preps, plans, and plants.

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What’s For Dinner?

Meal planning made easy: tired of the same old 10 meals in your dinner-time rotation? This comprehensive, healthy, and kid-friendly list will give you dinner-time options for months.

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Easter Shenanigans

When I was a kid, Easter morning was almost as good as Christmas. We all had a (small) basket filled with candy–my dad’s favorites–Mars minis, M&M’s, old fashioned jelly beans, and malted milk balls in the shape of Easter eggs.

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If becoming a mom meant sudden (and completely new) feelings of isolation and loneliness, hear this: you are not alone.

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Post-Pregnancy Umbilical Hernia Surgery

After my first pregnancy I was left with two hernias. Four kids and a decade later I finally got them fixed. This is my story.

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Hello, Stranger

Today is the first day of March, the first day of Lent, and the first day in 6 months that I’ve felt the inclination to publish a blog post. Something in the weather, the clean calendar, the early release day,

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An Isaiah Moment

Tonight, while clearing the dinner table, Isaiah was explaining to me that it is Avery’s turn to sit by the faucet in the bathtub. He seemed to be talking more to himself than to me, but he did earnestly care

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Back To School

Ah yes. The time of year when motherhood meets former school teacher, and I get super awkward about wanting the best for my kids but not wanting to seem demanding (and annoying) by voicing all the concerns I probably legitimately

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Things We Don’t Talk About

It was a Thursday morning, a little over a month ago; I woke up in a bad mood. It was probably a combination of several days’ poor sleep catching up with me, and¬†possibly a little PMS in there. But I

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Happy Memorial Day

I opened my computer this morning after a weekend of mostly avoiding the Internet, to the usual flood of semi-bad news. A dear friend from High School is in the throws of a cancer battle with her 3 year old daughter.

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