4 reasons you should be singing and jammin’ out more often

“Fifty Nifty United States from thirteen original colonies…” If you’re singing in your head right now, you’re one of the lucky few who had the honor of learning the State song in grade school. Cheesy? Yes. But you remember it right? Today I want to share 4 reasons how singing and playing more music will […]

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messy and mess-free easter eggs

A few weeks ago, we shared fun kid-friendly confetti Easter eggs. Today, we’re back with two more favorites! One is MESSY and one is MESS-FREE. And both are fun for kids and adults! We’ll start with the messy version. Watercolor tie-dyed Easter eggs These have the look of the T-shirts I tie-dyed at Girl Scout […]

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raising resilience

Recently after a particularly busy day with my kids, as I pulled out of the driveway to take my oldest son to swim lessons, I purred “Oh how I love this peace and quiet.” He asked “Why?” I replied “When you’re a dad, you’ll understand.” Then I mused “You’ll be a good dad someday.” He chirped back […]

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different is good

Jen Hartmann is the race director and founder of the Royal Ball Run for Autism. She is mom to Lyric, 11, who was diagnosed on the spectrum at the age of 3. She and her husband Pat have become outspoken advocates to ensure children like Lyric find greater acceptance and understanding – and that families […]

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hi.i’m human.

My day started out like any other day. I was just going along, minding my own business, and boom-reality hit me square in the face. I was at the gym training, sweating, feeling like I was dying when someone had a bright idea to throw on weighted vests as part of the challenge. I followed […]

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seasons of motherhood

I can’t say no one ever warned me. I probably heard the same well-intentioned advice dozens of times during my years with little ones. “Enjoy them while they’re young. They grow up so fast.” I knew they were right, but honestly, I never gave it much thought. As a sleep-deprived mother of three, some days […]

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do you smoothie?

I hate green vegetables.  Hate’s a strong word, you say.  But I assure you, in my case, hate’s warranted.  I only like cheater vegetables like corn and potatoes.  I’ve even developed a new like (but not love) of tomatoes, but hey!  Guess what!  That’s a fruit.  And, in the interest of full disclosure, I also […]

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guacamole deviled eggs

We share 2 new hard boiled egg recipes last Thursday, and we’re sharing our FAVORITE today! These guacamole deviled eggs are sure to appeal to even the non-egg lovers! Guacamole Deviled Eggs 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and sliced in half lengthwise 1/2 ripe avocado Juice of half a lime 2 tablespoons sour cream or […]

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keeping in touch

Sometimes I feel like I lack all the girly genes, that make a person a girl.  The wearing of makeup (and not feeling like a clown), the ability to French braid, and the fascination with talking on the phone with girlfriends for hours, are all girly things I seem to be deficient of.    I seem […]

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playgroup – Above the Barre Dance Academy

Who is joining us for our next playgroup?  Above the Barre Dance Academy is hosting our latest playgroup on April 24th at 9:00.  We will participate in a creative movement class which helps children explore creative movement, music appreciation, and dance basics with a focus on FUN! Playgroups are fun for moms and kids of […]

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