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The best is never enough

It doesn’t matter whether you are the mom of a newborn or an empty nester, at some point today you probably suffered from “mom guilt”.  It is that feeling you get when you doubt yourself.  When you think you just might not be good enough for that angel of yours. You work tirelessly to make… Continue reading The best is never enough

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Our new outdoor space…almost as much work as having a third child.

We have been working like dogs for a little over a week to get our balcony tiled so that we can enjoy more time in what was a wasted patio space for years.  It has been something we have wanted to do since we bought this place 4 years ago.  Between babies and travel, we… Continue reading Our new outdoor space…almost as much work as having a third child.

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Okay, so I am a little old fashioned, but still hip

The other day, after I got done talking to my husband about my ideas for a small raised bed on our small urban balcony, it hit me… I guess I am an urban homesteader after all. And here I have been trying to avoid coming to terms with the fact that I am a farm… Continue reading Okay, so I am a little old fashioned, but still hip

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YEA! (Young Evanston Artists) Festival 2015

Every year our great little community puts on an art festival to showcase children’s art from each school and art program in Evanston.  It is a great way to teach kids to be proud of the power of their own creativity.  It is also a great way to raise children’s interest in art as a creative outlet.… Continue reading YEA! (Young Evanston Artists) Festival 2015

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Cold toes and a happy heart

The other night, my wonderful husband offered to put the kiddos to bed to let me get out of the house for a little “me” time.  It wasn’t even Mother’s Day!  I took myself on a date to the beach a few minutes from our house. It had rained all day but the night was… Continue reading Cold toes and a happy heart

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See the child

Sometimes, when I am putting the kids to sleep at night and finally have time to reflect on the day, I find myself uncovering special little truths about the two people we are currently raising. Last night, as I tucked them in, I really saw their smallness. How tiny their hands still are, how their heads… Continue reading See the child