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5 Best Beach Reads

5 Best Beach Reads

I was MIA last week taking a much needed beach trip with my family. It was long overdue, and I had almost forgotten how blissful it feels to read a book by the ocean. A corner has been turned in our family, as I am able to read a little bit now while my kids play in the surf (whilst keeping many an eye of course). With summer fast approaching, I figured now is as good a time as any…

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The Best Womens History Month Books For Kids

The Best Womens History Month Books For Kids

In honor of Women’s History Month, I’m sharing some of my kid’s favorite women’s history books, as well as some new finds and recommendations that I will be ordering to update their library. I am a feminist and as a mother it is important to me to share women’s history with my children. I want my kids to know that they are capable of anything, and ensure that they are reading about more than the male narrative. Here are the…

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In Two

In Two

My daughter Raquel turns two today. The duality of every thought and feeling about today is unshakable. It was both the fastest and the slowest two years. She is my third child, so the first year seemed to fast forward amidst the hustle of our lives, while the second year seemed to move in slow motion during quarantine and our now diluted days.…

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5 Favorite Wines

5 Favorite Wines

Happy National Drink Wine Day! If you have a bottle you’ve been saving but the occasion hasn’t quite arisen thanks to the pandemic, tonight is the night to pop a cork and toast to the nectar of the gods itself. One of my fondest travel porn memories will always be touring Napa with my best friend from college. I need to get back there. For now, sipping a glass on the couch just relaxing and watching my murder shows will…

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Slow Cooker Beef Bolognese

Slow Cooker Beef Bolognese

We are snowed in over here, and if you are too, you might be looking for that perfect comfort winter dish that will warm you right up. This recipe is one  all three of my children happily eat, and I call that a win at my house. I made this dish up because I had bought beef chuck to make stew and my husband reminded me that he does not like stew, and because he is a meat snob, he…

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How I Finally Trained Myself To Sleep On My Back

How I Finally Trained Myself To Sleep On My Back

Taking better care of my skin was my New Year’s Resolution last year, and while I was not able to to get regular facials due to the pandemic, I did manage to implement one big lifestyle change to that end (or should I say, lifelong process). Shortly after I had my last baby, I made it a personal wellness goal to train myself to sleep on my back. I had become set on sleeping on my left side, as it…

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5 Favorite Cuddle Essentials

Serena & LIly Barton Sectional Anguilla Coffee Table

To celebrate National Cuddle Up Day, I’m sharing my 5 favorite cuddle essentials. Cuddling just so happens to be my favorite winter pastime, and now that we are home more than ever, its become a daily ritual. It’s hibernation season, so let’s embrace it and celebrate. Here are my favorite cuddle up essentials:…

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5 Ways To De-stress

5 Ways To De-stress

I don’t think it is a coincidence that National Stress Awareness Day is the day after Election Day. I know I am not alone in saying that this year has been one of the most stressful of my life. If this sounds like you, know that we are in this together. Between the pandemic, quarantine, moving, the election, a preschooler and two toddlers trapped in the house (that’s just the tip of the iceberg)…I learned some new ways to cope…

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How We Are Celebrating Halloween During The Pandemic

How We Are Celebrating Halloween During The Pandemic

This has become a hot topic in my dm’s, so I’m going to share how we are celebrating Halloween during the pandemic. I realize that everyone’s personal situation is different, and things are very different safety-wise depending on where you live. Based on where we are and our own health situation, we came up with a few fun and safe ways to make (not break) the holiday for our children.…

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3 Dessert Recipes I Perfected During Quarantine

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

Happy National Dessert Day! I know I am not alone in saying that I never baked as much as I did during the winter phase of quarantine. During the coldest days, it was the indoor activity of choice for my boys, and they are the best taste testers. It gave me the gift of ironing out any kinks in my all-time crowd favorites. Here are the 3 dessert recipes I perfected during quarantine:…

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