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Whole30 – Round 2

I had tremendous results from my first whole30, losing 9 pounds, and also generally feeling and looking better.  You would think it would be easy, with such clear-cut outcomes, to keep it up, but it was surprisingly difficult to start … Continue reading

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It really does start with food – a Whole30 report

If you read my recent guest post on The OakFin, you may recall my struggles with weight after Gus was born. This is what I wrote about food: Now, if you know me, you know that I do have a sweet … Continue reading

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The E-Book Money Pit

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I love my Kindle.  It has been almost a year since I received it as a gift from my father-in-law, and I can’t imagine life without it anymore.  Books, books, books, all at the touch of a button!  First I furiously … Continue reading

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187 Ways to Entertain Your Toddler

A rare glimpse of Gus sitting down

The internet abounds with blog posts about how to keep your toddler occupied on a rainy day.  Every day I see more of these on Pinterest, and they look so enticing!  I frantically pour over them looking for the magic … Continue reading

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There’s more to life than babies

Really!  You may not believe it by looking at my blog posts over the last two years, but I do enjoy some time to pursue the other things I love.  By “some time” I mean the 30 minutes before I … Continue reading

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My Baby is a Potty Wizard

Diaper-free time is fun!

This week, we took things a step further.  Instead of only an hour each day, I kept Gus diaper-free as much as possible.  First thing in the morning, while getting ready for work, and again in the afternoon/evening when I … Continue reading

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Return to Tucson

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I spent a beautiful Memorial Day weekend in Tucson, staying with Bridget and the kids.  I finally saw Rachel in a dance recital, which was all kinds of wonderful.  It was a production of Snow White, preceded by a tap … Continue reading

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How I love period dramas!

What started with a general idea to read a few remaining Jane Austen books has led me into a renewed interest in period dramas.  While in Chicago recently, I picked up a copy of Persuasion.  After reading it rather quickly, … Continue reading

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Grass Update

The grass hit puberty a few days ago.  This photo is from May 20th: Two days later, we have young adult grass: Soon, Summer will be able to play on it.  This has been kinda fun, growing grass!  Worth the … Continue reading

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Grass Fuzz

Look, baby grass!  Isn’t it cute?

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