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kitchen

All-for-me Apple Crumbles

We love these simple crumbles from The First Foods Book from Ella’s Kitchen for your kiddos. Cut the apples in half, top them with crumble and bake them just as they are. Virtually instant deliciousness! read more

honestly

How Motherhood Is Like The Velveteen Rabbit

A child’s voice is louder than the world’s, the one telling me I need to lose weight, the one saying I should put on makeup or dye my hair or wear brand-name clothes. The one glancing enviously at other women, the one that nearly killed me when I was an anorexic teenager. read more

we love

An Interview with a Chief Gratituder

What is it about hand-written notes? For whatever reason paper and pen makes words mean more. Suddenly, you have encountered a gesture of goodness transforming your whole day. Let us introduce you to Matt Richardson, cool dude, chief gratituder, believer in handshakes and paper and pens. read more

play

July 2015 Activity Calendar

The summer is already half over! Make more summer memories with your kiddos this month! read more

essentials

Taking a Preschooler Swimming in 34 Steps or Less

There’s nothing like hot summer days to want us all to get to some water. Whether the pool or the lake, water and the preschooler, means a little work on the adult’s behalf. Here are a few steps for the mom of the preschooler this summer as she prepares to head to the pool. read more