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Parenting

Okay Fine, I’m the Messy Parent

You know how you see those posts on social media from moms sharing their house-cleaning woes? The ones where their husband’s dirty socks didn’t make it all the way to the hamper or where they leave their husband with the kids only to come home to paint on the dog and teetering dishes in the […]

Food

Fresh and Simple Baked Stuffed Apples for Dessert

Apple picking is one of our favorite fall activities. The only trick to apple picking is using up all the apples when we come home because we tend to pick more than we need. We keep some for lunches and apple pie in a jar, and we always keep plenty on hand to make our favorite dessert, […]

Parenting

The Hell That Is Spirit Week and How to Properly Prepare For It

When you have your first child’s first Spirit Week at preschool, it’s ridiculously cute. Pajama Day, Crazy Hair Day, Crazy Sock Day—it’s one week of silliness that you’re all doing together. It’s novel. It’s picture-worthy. But holy crackers and cheese, does it get old fast. I’m on my approximately 784th Spirit Week, and in the spirit […]