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We divvy out chores in my household, and honestly, the kids have loved to help from a young age. When Greta was 2 or 3 she started unloading the dishwasher, just because that’s what she saw us doing. Now it’s Polly’s chore to set the table for dinner because our older two girls walk the […]

Thank goodness there are great substitutions these days for dairy products. What used to be just milk alternatives has expanded into really delicious vegan cheese, yogurt and more. But with all of the options on the shelves these days, you may be wondering, “Which one should I choose for cereal? What about desserts?” I get […]

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We have been keeping an eye on the best Presidents’ Day sales for you all, and we’re excited to share our roundup this year. Presidents’ Day is a great sale weekend to shop for large appliances and electronics, since retailers often target those categories for big discounts. But don’t sleep on home decor, tools, and […]

We recently painted the trim and hallway doors the most dramatic shade of red, and I find myself making excuses to pass through this part of our house. It’s so rich and romantic and glossy and inspiring. It’s like the hallway is wearing lipstick. She’s feeling herself :) I can barely remember what it looked […]

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