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  • You know those weird little quirks you grow up with that make you who you are? Well, I’ve got a little story for you today. When I was a kid, my mom was always trying to save money. I’m the oldest of four children, and she bought a lot of things in the generic version, with just a few things she was always brand loyal on. One of those things is something I still purchase regularly to this day – Dawn dish soap.

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    The Easter Bunny Doesn’t Come to Our House

    The Easter Bunny Doesn’t Come to Our House

    “Being Jewish means, to some extent, you’re always on the outside looking in. Like you’re not part of the majority culture in a lot of different ways.” -Jennifer Weiner Sunday morning, Abbie woke us up bright and early – 5:52 am. While not unusual, it is a little bit on the early side for her. I asked her why she was up so early (she was excited about Easter) and told her to go back to bed. She then asked me if the Easter bunny came. “The Easter Bunny doesn’t come to our house, he goes to Grammy’s house.” “Why?”…

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    Best Audiobooks of 2019, Part 1

    Best Audiobooks of 2019, Part 1

    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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