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  • It's no secret that I love saving money, avoiding food waste, and feeding my family healthy meals. One super simple way to do that is to send leftovers to work with my husband for his lunch. But therein lies a problem - one you may have encountered, too. Not everything reheats well, tastes good the next day, or transports easily. Through the years I've learned a thing or two about what's worth sending off to work with him, and what's better left in the fridge or freezer to be repurposed another way.
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  • There was this overwhelming sense that in this news, many people around me felt the need to comfort me, placate me, or apologize to me. As if something truly special was about to be missing from my life because I was welcoming another son, and not a daughter.
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  • I can feel the symptoms rising up. I’m tired. And the pantry in my kitchen? It’s making me crazy. Yep. The kitchen pantry is my canary in the coal mine, so to speak. And when I hit Kitchen Pantry Irritability, I know it’s time. Time to take a little time for myself.
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  • There are days when nothing works. We try everything and eventually we just sit and we hold each other. Despite all the tricks and tools we’ve gathered, we don’t have it all figured out and life gets the best of us and coping is hard. So, we cuddle, we talk, we soothe. I tell her it’s ok and we cry some more.
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  • Mother’s Day is Sunday - the ONE day a year dedicated solely to us moms. But if that is the case, then why doesn’t it feel that way? I don’t know about you but I honestly don’t feel like a day meant to celebrate me should entail things like taking cranky kids out to brunch or hosting people at my house for a family get together.
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  • I realize that I am not my step kids’ biological mom. They have a mom. I do everything I can to support their relationship. That is an important connection that they need in their lives. As a step mom it’s sometimes hard to separate the mom duties from the official title of mom. Especially when you give your heart to them as if they are your own. The step child has the option to either accept and embrace your efforts of love or reject them…no matter their age.

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  • Recently, we reached out to you moms on our Facebook page about your favorite methods for soothing your little one's gums! With the recent removal of popular homeopathic teething tablets from store shelves, we wanted to see what you all do in the midst of the trying teething season. Here's what you said!
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  • When I write about a recipe, it usually means two things. 1) It’s good, and 2) It’s easy. I came across this recipe and when it claimed to taste like the lettuce wraps at P.F. Chang’s, I knew I had to try it. It is AMAZING and so easy.
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