August 30, 2013

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Local Review: Learning to Swim with Goldfish Swim School Clarkston

One of the most important things to me back in the spring was for the boys to learn to swim. With the fact that we’re fortunate to have several different pools at our disposal, I thought it was imperative for their summer, and mine, that they could hold their own in the water. I was [...]

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August 13, 2013

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East Bay Vacay.

There’s something about living in the Great Lakes State that is kind of magical, especially in the summer months. You have beautiful, clear waters at your fingertips all summer long, you just have to find a way to take advantage. I’ve written several times about my love for Northern Michigan and all the fantastic things there [...]

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August 12, 2013

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O Canada

When it’s Sunday at 11am and your husband suggests a day trip to Canada, sometimes you just go for it and say “Yes!”. He’s thinking a hike through one of our favorite waterfalls, you’re thinking a tour of your old 19 year old bar haunts. Obviously his idea is better suited for  kids, at this age [...]

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July 30, 2013

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Summer Splash

One of my favorite things that has happened this summer is that both my kids have caught the swimming bug. And not just the swimming bug. This is actually the first time since having kids that they both are happy and content in the water, not needing to have one hand on me at all [...]

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July 22, 2013

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This One Time I Bought Too Much Cilantro

Friday night I went to, for the first time, our subdivisions GNO. Girls Night Out for those of you that don’t speak 30-something, girl-time deprived, mom lingo. We were meeting a local winery and some of us had signed up to bring an appetizer. For some reason, I get the shakes when I have to bring an [...]

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February 21, 2013

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Master Cleanse & Vitamins: My Way of Showing Sickness the Door

This past fall the boys switched from being home full-time with a nanny, to now attending a daycare-preschool center full time. When I went back to work in late August, I braced myself for what was to come. Chaotic mornings and stressful pick-ups. (Yes, pick-ups are actually difficult. My kids never want to leave school and [...]

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February 8, 2013

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The Bond of a Lifetime

“They’ll take care of each other like that forever” is what my Dad told me when I text him a picture of Lanagan reading to Cooper on the apartment stairway. After a long day at work, a check-up at the house and racing to pick up the boys, when we finally arrived home, Cooper was [...]

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January 26, 2013

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The 3 Day Master Cleanse

Sunday morning I’m starting the master cleanse, also known as the lemonade diet, but really should be titled the please pray for Charlie in this time of need because Elena’s gone cray (again) diet. In all honesty, I’m not doing it as a ‘diet’. We’ve been hit with so many colds so far this winter, that [...]

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January 20, 2013

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Icing on the Cake – Beauty Product Edition

 I have an amazing, healthy and happy family. They’re always my most treasured favorite thing. What I share in this series are my icing on the cake items. The Good, The Great and The OHMYGOSH Amazing. I’d love for you to read more on why I started this series. **** I’m not a big beauty product & [...]

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January 13, 2013

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A Frigid Compromise

Charlie and I have solved the age old question – What’s the secret to a successful marriage? Two words. Basement fridge. Since moving into the apartment, we obviously had to give up our basement fridge. The catch all for things we bought when we were hungry, that we didn’t really need. Items that basically ended [...]

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