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Summer Cilantro Lime Quinoa Salad

I love making salads in the summer while the produce is in peak season and the flavors are amazing. The next time you’re at a farmers market, grab some fresh cherry tomatoes, yellow corn, cilantro, jalapenos, and lettuce greens and make up some Cilantro Lime Quinoa Salad! For this recipe I borrowed a dressing that I found […]

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To Floss or Not to Floss…is that REALLY a question?

An article in The New York Times earlier this month received a lot of attention from both families and oral care professionals. It basically indicated that the government thinks flossing is a big fat waste of time. Hold. The. Phone. WHAT?!  {We want to thank our our friends at Nelson Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for providing and sponsoring this important […]

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The Most Important Work of a Parent is Showing Up

It’s midnight in Minnesota and my four-year-old daughter can’t sleep. I thought my day was almost done, but my daughter has a lesson to teach me about what showing up as a parent really means. We are visiting the family lake cabin for a much-needed vacation. We’d spent four hours in the morning packing and […]

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Finding my extra hour with ClickList and Fred Meyer

Are you busy? Well of course you are; it’s how we do motherhood in this culture, right? My own busyness (and resulting craziness) has had me on a quest this year to find some time savers that will help me and my family without breaking the bank. I quickly determined that fixing my lack of time problem […]

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The Reflection I See In The Mirror

If I can be totally honest, writing about body image terrifies me. This topic is not easy nor simple; it’s quite complicated actually. I fear talking about it because I don’t want to start the comparison game. I’m embarrassed to say that at almost 40-years-old I’m not at peace with the reflection I see in the mirror. I […]

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My Special Needs Daughter is an Everyday Princess

My now six-year-old daughter came to me when she was just three-months-old through foster care, and later joined my family officially through adoption. I have spent the last six years building up my portfolio when it comes to advocating for her as a special-needs child. But then there are these moments, these incredibly important moments, when […]

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