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My husband fell off our roof in late October, falling straight on our driveway. Lots of stitches, a concussion, a hurt elbow, and a fractured ankle, and here I sit in the waiting room of the surgery room -...
We have all been there; it's been storming all night, and you wake up to find out the electricity is out. You may first think of what a bummer it is that you can't start your morning off with...
Both my husband and I are planners. He’s the spreadsheet, circle graph kind of fun and I just love a good old fashioned handwritten list. In the past couple of years, my husband and I have spent our January...
The upcoming sports season has me feeling less like a mom and more like a hobbit: breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner, supper … I twitch just thinking about the rolling, multi-stage dinner charade our schedule dictates....
Did you know that February is National Banana Month? Me either. We celebrate bananas all year long. As a weekly grocery list staple, they are one of our favorite fruits! Bananas are filled with vitamins B6 and C, potassium, and...
It's official, I'm in my decluttering era. After a particularly stressful morning where the clutter got to me, I followed every decluttering account and website that I could find for tips on how to gain back control of my...
2024 is my year to get organized. I keep repeating this mantra in my head, thinking I will manifest it, and it will suddenly come true. Truth be told, organization is more of a necessity than ever. We are...
What do you get when two firstborns marry and produce an army of little (and now big) humans? The answer sat huddled, cuddled, and smooshed in piles of tangled limbs on our living room couch this past winter break....
Let's just start with one fine point before you feel waves of judgment: I am not telling you that you're a bad mom if you don't wash your walls or that I'm better than you because I clean my...
When my husband and I first got pregnant, I remember telling him enthusiastically about the traditions my family had during the holidays. As a person of Mexican descent who spent most of her life either in Mexico or in...
I love giving and receiving homemade Christmas gifts. There is something so special about knowing someone has taken the time to make the perfect gift for you. As a bonus—they’re usually more budget-friendly. As someone who has tried my...
Growing up, the only "experience" I had with Hanukkah was listening to Adam Sandler's Hanukkah song. I also knew Ross and Monica on Friends were half-Jewish. That's about it. Then I met a really sweet Jewish guy in college,...

I Love The Golden Bachelor

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I have always been a fan of the Bachelor franchise, well, reality TV in general, really. My husband makes fun of me, but I am a diehard. From the beginning, I've enjoyed the concept, the love, and the catfights....
To be honest, I'm of the mindset to jump straight to Christmastime as soon as the jack-o-lanterns start to mold. As much as I love Thanksgiving, it just doesn't beat all the magic of Christmas. In fact, when my...

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Best Lakes to Swim Around Indianapolis During Lake Season

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It's lake season! And if you don't know where to go on your next summer adventure – we've got it covered. We have rounded...