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WHEN THE NEW YEAR DOESN’T FEEL NEW

I look forward to the beginning of each new year with sweet anticipation of what is to come.  I get so excited about new planners, with their fresh, clean and unmarked pages.  I thrive on the thoughts of the exercise plan I am going to follow and prepare my mind for how busy the gym […]

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CHOCOLATE CHIP PECAN SKILLET COOKIE FOR TWO

This post was republished with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory Dessert for two! Sometimes you just need a little something sweet on date night, right? A good dessert is my saving grace.  Is it for you?  As I’ve said before I try and save those calorie-laden dishes for the weekends or special nights out.  I just can’t […]

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NO SHOES, NO SOCKS…NO WORRIES

One of the greatest gifts of parenting has been the gift of perspective.  Prior to having children I would not consider myself a flexible or patient person. Even in my early days of being a mom letting go of control and order challenged me.  I am not a clean freak by any stretch of the imagination.  […]

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MOMMY HACKS…FOR REAL THIS TIME

“How to clean without any effort.” “World’s easiest dinner recipe.” “Tricks to make toddlers fall asleep fast.”      That last one is my favorite. What do these all have in common? They’re all things I’ve googled. Things I’ve tried to “hack.” With New Year’s resolutions piling on my to-do list, life can seem extra […]

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CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR ASD KIDS AKA “WHERE’S THE WINE”

I initially started this post with the best of intentions. I set out to write the definitive list of gifts for harried parents of children on the autism spectrum. I soon realized such a list was not possible. The spectrum is so wide reaching, that each child has their own unique set of challenges and […]

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THE PRINCESS AND THE BANANA

My skin color is literally banana. Know how I know that? About five Sephora employees have, at some point, made a variation of the comment, “Wow! You’re very…er, uh…fair skinned” then awkwardly handed over the Powder Compact with the color label ‘Banana’. I’ve always been fair-skinned. Like, people-comment-while-I’m-walking-down-the-street fair-skinned. You may be thinking, “oh she […]

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CROCK POT MAC & CHEESE

Crock Pot Mac-n-Cheese This post was published with permission by Ally Sweet and Savory            If you need a dish to throw together for a family meal, potluck or special event…this is the one!     I teased about this recipe on social media a couple times last week and it was […]

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