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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! One of the fun aspects of having kids is playing in to their big imaginations. I remember when I was in elementary school, the teachers plastered the halls with little green “footprints” on St. Patrick’s Day. I was old enough to know they weren’t real, but I couldn’t wait to replicate […]
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When you’ve worked hard and sacrificed to achieve a goal, it’s difficult to know how to respond when people say “You’re so lucky!” or “You have no idea how lucky you are” or “It must be nice” or something else to that effect. I heard it all the time when I first quit my job […]
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Winter. Ugh. We Central New Yorkers spend a lot of time grumbling about the weather, but for some reason we live here anyway. The “Polar Vortex” has crept down from Canada (thanks, guys!) three times so far, and I’ve spent the entire month of February sick. But even in the dead of winter, it’s hard […]
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The Playroom Revisited

Last month I showed you the messy playroom that was the bane of my existence, and my oldest son’s magnum opus. Although the disorganization drove me crazy, I explained why I ended up deciding not to make my son pick up his toys. Still, I knew that we could arrive at a happy medium by […]
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Note from Jen: My recent post about Gifts for the Homebrewer was more popular than I expected, and I had many requests for more information about my husband’s homebrewing hobby. I’m happy to present this guest post by my husband, in which he sums up the necessary homebrewing equipment, the homebrewing process, and some of […]
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