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How to Host a Relaxing Play Date

Sometimes our fears of the what-ifs or the desire for perfection in our hostess skills paralyze us and keep us from ever having anyone over. Not to worry, every mom can host a playdate that is relaxing for both moms and kids. I promise, you have it in you. read more

kitchen

DIY Cheese Plate

Cheese is one of those things that pairs well with so many things – and can seem so elegant and fun. This DIY cheese plate breaks down everything you need to have the cheese plate everyone will be talking about! read more

self

Favorite Friend Dates

Life, well, it is insanely busy, and if I am not careful, I can neglect my friendships, or I might wait around waiting for someone else to plan the fun. Here are my go-to favorite friend dates. read more

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How Playdates Helped Me Survive the Early Years

I was in bed, trying to find a reason to get up. My husband had been gone for seven months on a military deployment, and I was alone with our three young children. An empty day stretched before me, until I remembered - we have a play date this morning! Suddenly the whole day seemed brighter. read more

honestly

Unexpected Blessings

Eight years ago I lost my mom to lung cancer. I was unprepared for how difficult the first Christmas would be. My mom celebrated Christmas to the extreme. It was just her “time of the year.” read more