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An end begets a beginning.

An end begets a beginning.

Another year is coming to a close, which reminds me that endings beget new beginnings. A comforting thought as the swiftness of the passage of time becomes more and more evident to me. My baby is nearly a year and a half old, my oldest child is in double digits, and...

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a truth about change.

a truth about change.

I remember nearly 6 years ago when I was transitioning my second born from his crib in the nursery, to a toddler bed in his big sister's room. Not only did I need him out of the nursery so that I could bring another baby into it in just about seven weeks time, but I...

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easy homemade pomegranate jelly

easy homemade pomegranate jelly

When I was a child, my maternal grandmother was my only living grandparent. The others had passed long before I was even born, so she filled that spot for all of them. To be honest, she wasn’t overly domestic, her kitchen didn’t smell like cookies, but instead carried...

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simple sourdough bagels

simple sourdough bagels

One of my favorite things to eat is a chewy bagel with fluffy cream cheese on top. Many moons ago, when I lived in southern California while attending UC Irvine, on weekends that I didn't come home, I would venture from my little one room garage turned apartment on...

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tips for a more sustainable wardrobe

tips for a more sustainable wardrobe

Tis the season for dressing up and heading out to holiday parties, special date nights, dinners with family, or maybe something a bit more casual like watching Elf with a pile of children on the couch. To be honest, the latter is more my speed! But I also won’t say no...

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natural remedies for sick little ones

natural remedies for sick little ones

Last night as I lay awake with a feverish baby on my chest, I began to think of all the ways I would support his natural immune function come morning. And as I prayed over his body that lay skin to skin with my own, I thanked God for this sacred responsibility... for...

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immune-boosting hot coco with homemade marshmallows

immune-boosting hot coco with homemade marshmallows

I remember growing up, in December my mom would make a hot coco station on the kitchen island. Lots of packets of Swiss Miss, Jett Puff marshmallows, candy canes, of course we loved it, but thinking about doing that now for my children gives me a bit of anxiety! But...

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ignoring distractions

ignoring distractions

Yesterday I got to go live on Instagram with someone I greatly admire and find endlessly inspiring and encouraging, Bob Goff. I first read his books flying home from a workshop a few years ago and found myself in tears, laughing, and feeling convicted to love others...

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