My Favorite Guilt-Free Treats

Tips for Finding Guilt-Free Treats and Rewards: Drink Something Cozy

I’ve been deep into Gretchin Rubin’s Happier podcast lately, and she said something in one of the more recent episodes that really stuck out to me: Treat Yo’Self but Don’t Say YOLO. The idea of “Treat Yo’Self” is from Parks & Recreation. Every year Tom and Donna have a “Treat Yo’Self” day where they treat themselves to… 

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12 Spectacular Christmas Books

12 Fantastic Christmas Books - Old favorites and some brand new ones to add to your collection!

Many families, it seems, have a tradition of reading books around Christmas. Sometimes that means 24 wrapped books under the tree that you unwrap one at a time each day leading up to Christmas. Sometims that’s a 12 days before Christmas thing, or a handful of special favorites. In my house growing up, there were… 

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November Faves

November Favorites - Things We Love Lately.

This month is flying by! I’ve been caught up in all the holiday planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and even some projects for January(!), which has definitely kept me on my toes. With all that fun in mind, here are a few things we love lately…

5 Good Books I’ve Loved This Year

5 Great Books I've Read This Year & Why I Loved Them.

It’s been a good reading year for me. Being part of a book club (even when other commitments have kept me from several of the meetings this year) has kept me in a good supply and Michael is such an avid reader, we’ve had a fun time exchanging recommendations. Here are a few of the… 

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5 Ways to Encourage Speech

5 Ways to Encourage Speech. Tips from an Autism mom.

When we started speech therapy at 2 with Sophie, she wasn’t speaking. We could get maybe one approximation of one word once a week or once every other week. She didn’t really start speaking till 2 years 10 months and even then it was single words for a LONG time (She and Milo actually spoke… 

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October Favorite Things

October Faves - A gorgeous lip balm, the funniest podcast, a book you can't put down, and more! from

1. eos Sweet Mint Organic Lip Balm – This was left in a package on my doorstep from a mystery friend on my birthday. There were lots of lovely things, but this was one of them. My other favorite is Honest Company mint balm, but it comes in a 3-pack and I don’t love the… 

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