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honestly

Friendship

Summer evenings beckon me outside when the heat of the day tapers, just before the heaviness of night falls. It’s always been that way. When the world settles into a brilliance of colors and smells, and this waft of peacefulness settles in for a brief stay. read more

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Backyard Fire Pit Party

Moms – you need a playdate. For you. Here’s what you’ll need to host an easy fire pit party. It doesn’t have to be fancy or elaborate, in fact, keep it simple and casual. And the great thing about evening get-togethers? It’s dark! The tidying required in advance is minimal. read more

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Paying Attention to Summer

Wait, it’s summer already? That came up fast. I’m certainly not ready. I haven’t made plans to take advantage of the special warmer days and longer nights. We’ll be talking about summer all month on the blog in ways we hope inspire you and let you know that we’re all in it together. read more

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Gathering Together

When her group almost had to stop meeting, Jules was one of the moms to step up and join the Leadership Team. She knew moms needed MOPS, but had no idea how much their community would need MOPS in the coming months. read more

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Waste More Paper

I received the sweetest handwritten note from a friend in the mail today. A letter. In my mailbox. Written on real paper. With real ink. And really messy penmanship. Who would have thought the simple combination of paper and ink could become such a treasure? read more