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Puppies and babies

     We are visiting Pap and Mimi in Michigan this week. It is a child’s wonderland filled with puppies, squirt gun fights, trampolines, and treats. I love their backyard and had to do a photo shoot with Caroline and Daisy when they were enjoying each other’s company with the garden as a background. Is there… Continue reading Puppies and babies

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Homemade play dough (and a recipe)

We love play dough….well the kids love it.  And I guess I like it until I am cleaning it up off of my floor at 10:00 pm.  At least it is easier to clean up once it is dry and caked to the floors, right? Store bought play dough dries out so quickly, so we… Continue reading Homemade play dough (and a recipe)

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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