Author Archives: Amy

Week Eats – Thanksgiving Meal Plan and Paleo-Friendly Meatloaf Recipe

I love to cook, but on an average evening, I loathe the chore of making dinner. This is because I am terrible at meal planning. Far too frequently I spend much of my day with a low-grade anxiety about what … Continue reading

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So, I Went and Got Some Puppies…

I’m back! I can’t believe I haven’t written a blog post in over two weeks! Almost three, maybe? Wow. I had planned to take a few days away from posting so I could freshen up the look of the blog … Continue reading

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Vacation School

A few months ago, when I was planning for our homeschool year, I sat down and planned out our schedule for the year. No, I am not one of those amazing homeschool moms who planned out every lesson for the … Continue reading

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Little Girls and Fat – 7 Ways to Encourage Healthy Body Image for Daughters

I’m pretty intentional about the way I discuss food and exercise and body image and fat with my girls. Our society is obsessed with fat. Or rather, with not eating fat, not gaining fat, and not being fat. My parents never … Continue reading

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Halloween Recap

Whew! Another Halloween is over. We had a fun week of parties, treats, and costumes. Here’s a recap, mommy-blog style: First of all, the issue of costumes almost became a big drama when we first started Halloween planning a few … Continue reading

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Cupcake Anxiety, a Singing Nun, and a Deer Head Dance (7QT)

Doing what I usually do on Fridays: 1. I’m in charge of making the sweet treat for Miss’s Halloween party at school next week. Right now I am both loving and hating Pinterest. I think I’m using a recipe for … Continue reading

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Five Favorites – Etsy Shops for Kids

Have I ever mentioned that I love Etsy? Once or twice, yes? (just for fun, type “Etsy” into the search bar on the side of my blog and see how many posts come up. . .) Well, since Christmas is … Continue reading

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Seven Quick Takes. Okay, Six. Five and a Half.

Hooray for Friday! 1. I was getting ready to put the boxes for my girls’ new shoes in the recycling the other day. I happened to notice the labels. I’m just going to note that I’m so glad my four-year-old … Continue reading

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Diary of a Grammar Geek

I freely admit that I am a big nerd when it comes to my love of proper grammar. I can’t really help it. I just really like it. It makes me happy. I don’t mean to say that I think I … Continue reading

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Grandparents (again), Field Trips (again), and Walls (finally)

Quick Takes Friday! 1. We had a lot of fun with my parents when they were here. We got to celebrate my Mom’s birthday in my very favorite way. With gifts from the Dollar Tree, of course! I let the … Continue reading

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