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Menu Planning

February 27, 2018

Oh menu planning. Last week I talked about all the likes and dislikes in a family our size (though they are existent in a family any size!) and the ways we tackle that at meal time. That same mix of tastes also plays into the many difficulties of menu planning. When planning a menu there…

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Cilantro Lime Chicken

February 21, 2018

My big family LOVES Mexican! My husband could eat tacos every night and never complain. In fact, we had an amazing taco bar (put together by our family and friends) for our wedding reception and it was the perfect choice for us! BUT, I still like variety. I cannot eat tacos every night. I also…

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A Blended Table

February 14, 2018

You don’t even need to be a parent to know that meals with children can be trying. Kids are naturally quite choosy when it comes to what they eat. Add to that: the fact that we have 7 different little personalities around the table with different likes and dislikes, the fact that David and I…

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Tuesday Tip

February 6, 2018

We are still Newlyweds. There is something about a morning routine that helps make you ready to tackle the day. We are the set a few alarms type so we can wake up slowly, snuggle a little, help persuade each other to get up or we are going to be late. Our last few minutes…

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Wake up and smell the Chaos

January 26, 2018

I heard that line in a TV show lately. Wake up and smell the chaos. I have kind of adopted it since hearing it. It is a fitting description for mornings in this household. You know you are going to wake up to it, but then there is usually some other forms of it wrapped…

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Advent….ure

December 6, 2017

I am by no means the “got it all together” mom, but what fun is there in that anyway? I have always loved the idea, though, of establishing a way for my family to recognize advent and start some traditions that will turn into solid, smile-bringing memories for my kids. As soon as the twins…

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So Much Turkey

November 29, 2017

David and I were married in May, which makes Thanksgiving our first, big, family holiday as husband and wife. What that actually means is that David got to see more of my crazy. I have something called OCM-Obsessive Compulsive Motherhood. I was never a neat freak growing up, I never had a problem with dirt,…

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Mount Karaffa

November 22, 2017

I have been a little MIA here. I am going to blame that on a little thing we like to call Mount Karaffa. I know you cannot hear me, but I am laughing a bit like a crazy person over here at my use of the word “little”. There was nothing little about this mountain…

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Finally-Part 1

October 11, 2017

**I decided there were too many pictures for one post! The ceremony and reception pictures will be posted in a few days! Be sure to check back! I married the love of my life and gained three new daughters on May 27th of this year. Now, on October 11, I am finally sharing the pictures…

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