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  • This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details. Living in the DC area, it’s nearly always a certainty that you’ll have a long commute. Since I typically spend about 2 hours in the car each day, the radio gets old pretty fast. As a lifelong lover of books, I delved into audiobooks with an audible subscription on Prime Day last summer and have loved every second of it. I really miss reading but don’t typically have a lot of time to sit down and read a book, but those hours in the car are PERFECT for…

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    My Toddler is in a Cast – Because of a Slide

    My Toddler is in a Cast – Because of a Slide

    I learned something new last weekend, and in a way I never expected. Slide injuries in kids are a thing guys – and a common thing at that. See, that’s my two-year-old in a cast – a purple one that she picked the color of herself. Why is she in a cast, do you wonder? Well, Friday evening Chris took the girls to the playground. All was fine, until one final trip down the slide – with Ella on Abbie’s lap. They slid down and Ella’s leg bent back – and suddenly, she could no longer put weight on her…

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    The Beer Girls: March 2019

    The Beer Girls: March 2019

    I can’t even tell you the last time I did an update on my girls here. It’s been a while – but I know I never did an update when Ella turned two, or when Abbie turned six. Since this space is just as much for my own memories as for writing, I want to document that here – Ella at 2 (+4 months) and Abbie at 6, halfway through kindergarten. Being a mom of two girls is everything I thought it would be and more. Abbie is flourishing in kindergarten, just as I thought she would. She loves her…

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    Curbing Your Sweet Tooth on Whole 30

    Curbing Your Sweet Tooth on Whole 30

    Like so many people, I’ve been on a quest to watch what I’m eating this year and really concentrate on taking care of my body. I would venture to guess that getting healthier is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, and my goals for the year are no different.

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    3 Tips for Keeping Warm in Your Cold Office

    3 Tips for Keeping Warm in Your Cold Office

    It’s kind of a fact of life when you work in an office environment that the temperature is never quite right. There’s the times the weather suddenly turns warm and your office is an oven, and the times that it’s freezing – both outside and inside. Our office even has offices that are frigid the same day that others are sweltering. Sometimes it is a struggle to stay comfortable.

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    Hello, 2019.

    Hello, 2019.

    Well, another year has gone, with another new year staring us in the face. It’s weird how it happens, isn’t it? One moment you’re solidly in a year you’ve spent 364 days living in, and the next you have a brand new, clean slate. I’ve seen it written that there’s nothing magical about January 1, and it’s true. Really, it’s just an abstract measurement of time, and not necessarily something to pin all our hopes and dreams, all our wishes for a new reality. And yet… every year, how many of us view it that way? View it as a new…

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    December Wishlist with Babbleboxx

    December Wishlist with Babbleboxx

    This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com. Every year, my family asks what I want for my birthday and the holidays. Despite the fact I know it’s coming every year, I am somehow always stumped on what to ask for. Anyone else? Just me? You see, during the rest of the year, I have so many things I want to buy myself – books, makeup, shoes, etc… and by the time this time of year comes around, I’m out of ideas. My family says I’m the worst to shop for. I kind of don’t blame them. So when Babbleboxx wanted to…

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    Investing in Family Time

    Investing in Family Time

    Anyone else feel like the time goes by way too fast, with nowhere near enough of it spent with our loved ones? I definitely do. As a working mom, and especially in this season of the busiest time of the year, I struggle to make sure I’m paying attention to spending time with my family. Sure, we can do little things – cook dinner together, read a few extra stories – but are we really spending quality time together in the day to day? No, not nearly enough. We’re always stressed, tired, and just not looking for those special experiences – so it’s definitely something we need to work on.

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    TLC for Your Winter

    TLC for Your Winter

    Just a few weeks ago, we were enjoying the early stages of fall. It was slowly starting to cool off and we were all thankful the humidity was calming down – and then suddenly, the cold weather hit. We are officially in late fall to early winter weather here, and I am looking forward to all the cozy nights in to come. Fall and winter are just the perfect time to curl up on the couch and take a little extra care of ourselves, right? We can all use just a little extra care.

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    Easy Salsa Bites

    Easy Salsa Bites

    You guys, I cannot believe it’s November! That means it’s my favorite time of year, and the holidays are well on their way. I never feel anywhere near prepared enough for all the events coming my way – the parties, the gifts, the onslaught of birthdays in my family – there is so much going on that it’s hard to keep up, let alone be ready for everything.

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