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10 tips to hassle-free hosting

be our guest

November 03, 2014

Sometimes people wait until everything is perfect to host the holidays, their in-laws, overnight guests or neighborhood dinner club. Which is, never. There will always be a messy linen closet, rings on the table or less than spotless carpet. We live here everyday, it’s not supposed to look magazine perfect.

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what did you do at school today

almost always, nothing

October 15, 2014

The answer? Almost always, ‘nothing.’ Not ‘we studied electricity and made these tiny little conductors and my light bulb lit up on the first try!’ Or ‘I got a 95 out of 100 on my spelling test and the teacher told me I could read the extra credit question.’ Or even, ‘I didn’t get a hole in my pants at recess today, so there’s that.’

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10 Best Reasons to Love Fall

a focus on everything we love for fall

September 29, 2014

After last winter, the first signs of fall may be met with preemptive dread. You know what I’m talking about. But we prefer to focus on everything we love about fall for now. Because we’re living in the moment and that doesn’t include snow and ice.

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the competitive sport of snack schedules

the sports snack schedule and how to crack the code

September 19, 2014

Some well-intentioned parent started the sports snack schedule for good not evil. But it was a slippery slope they trod, veering into veritable snack buffets with options, halftime mini snacks and Pinterest-worthy nametags. How did this happen?

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real people wear white after labor day

wearing white and other myths

September 02, 2014

Whenever talk turns to fall, someone always trots out the ‘no white after Labor Day’ thing. Which got us thinking. Where do these ‘rules’ come from and are they really true? In honor of all the good little boys and girls who are heading back to school this time of year, we did a little homework of our own.

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