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Painting and Stringing a Magnolia Garland

Violet has recently become interested in picking her own outfits, and it’s been so delightful watching her color and style preferences emerge! (If you’re interested in seeing our clothes setup that promotes independence, I wrote a blog post about it here!) Anyways, a few weeks ago, she was very keen

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Violet’s Strawberry-Chocolate Oatmeal

Today, I just wanna keep things simple and joyful and share a simple oatmeal recipe I made up! With a little tweaking and a lot of love, it’s become Violet’s favorite comfort food. It’s our go-to breakfast or lunch when she’s teething or feeling under-the-weather (and I love that oatmeal

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That Year I Quit Teaching

So I don’t talk about this very often, but I have a brief but passionate history with a career in Early Childhood Education. (I know, NOT something you’d typically describe as brief or passionate.) Spoiler alert: IT DIDN’T WORK OUT. But I wanted to just share this part of my background,

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Self-Care Package: for PMS and Period

So one of my love languages is “Gifts.” And it used to really annoy me. Because growing up, my parents loved that book “The Five Love Languages.” You know the one: the famous one. Where that guy divides everyone’s expression of love into: quality time, words of affirmation, acts of

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Privy To:

Privy To:   I’ve seen how you sometimes creep solemnly to the bathroom mirror.   Heels brushing the hexagonal tiles, swish swash, like dead leaves atop a hiding place.   I’ve watched as you search your own eyes. (they move so fast.) Almost like a shiver.   Your breath quickens.

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Preparing Your Environment for Self-Care

I spend a lot of time thinking about my daughter’s home environment: How to keep her safe, how to store her toys, how to promote independence, how to foster peace… And I spend a lot of time preparing my husband’s home environment: Little things like, fresh sheets, his favorite baked

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