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Solo Parenting When Your Spouse Travels for Work: 5 Tips to Survive

It's no secret that Jeff travels quite a bit for work. It was one of the requirements for his job position. From day one, we always knew that work travel would be part of our lives.  When asked in his interview if he would be willing to travel for work, the answer was an emphatic… Continue reading Solo Parenting When Your Spouse Travels for Work: 5 Tips to Survive

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Finding Rest in Hospitality

It looked like a tornado had ravaged its way through our house. Toys were strewn from bedrooms, to living room, to bathroom, to playroom and back again. Dishes were piled and overflowing in the sink. We could feed one of our girls for a week with the amount of crumbs underneath the table. Somebody's kid… Continue reading Finding Rest in Hospitality

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To My Baby, Who Isn’t

To my darling Baby, who isn't, Today you needed me for the first time in a long time. Yes, I know. You're only two so you still need me for lots of things. Like food and diaper changes and snacks. But today you actually needed me. You have been stretching to grow up from the moment… Continue reading To My Baby, Who Isn’t

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How to Eat for $500 a Month: Our Take on a Cash Only Grocery Budget

Phew. We made it. Today was my last grocery run for February. Five hundred dollars in a Hallmark card envelope to feed us for the past twenty-eight days.* A challenge, yes. Especially considering a month ago, our average grocery costs were hovering around $1000/month. This month, we halved it. And then some. In fact, at… Continue reading How to Eat for $500 a Month: Our Take on a Cash Only Grocery Budget

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How Mom-Hood Changed My Relationship with Food: 3 Steps to Somewhat Effective Meal Planning

I was born hungry. Hang out with me for any length of time and you will know that I'm not one of those girls who "forgets to eat." I wake up every morning and my first thought is "what's for breakfast?" Those people that have a hard time eating in front of other people? Nope.… Continue reading How Mom-Hood Changed My Relationship with Food: 3 Steps to Somewhat Effective Meal Planning

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February’s Challenge: Living with Less

First off - thanks to all of my readers who commented/messaged me with their feedback on my last post. You guys have given me some really great food for thought (pardon to pun!) with paring down our grocery bill each month. I've also received quite a few questions about our bi-weekly meal rotation. Let it… Continue reading February’s Challenge: Living with Less

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Learning from a Difficult Year

I feel like I can't continue writing posts until I've written a bit about something that has become extremely near and dear to our hearts as a family. The year 2017 was a hard year for us: a year full of travel for Jeff, weeks of single-parenting for me, health issues, a difficult toddler, a… Continue reading Learning from a Difficult Year

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“If At First You Don’t Succeed…”

We have entered the stage in life where Zoe gets invited to school kids' birthday parties. Last night, one of her friends was celebrating turning 5 and all of the girl classmates were invited to go rock-climbing. (A side note - now a crazy high bar has been set for what Zoe is expecting for… Continue reading “If At First You Don’t Succeed…”

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How to Celebrate(and Somewhat Survive) a Strong-Willed Child

I was a perfect parent before kids. My theoretical kids were cherubs. I had all the answers. It was going to be all natural, no epidurals, organic baby food, cloth diapers, only breastmilk, never raising my voice, thru-the-night sleepers, dot, dot, dot. I was the living definition of the perfect mom. In theory. And then,… Continue reading How to Celebrate(and Somewhat Survive) a Strong-Willed Child

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Introducing….

It seems that I've just jumped into this whole blogging thing without a somewhat formal introduction, so today I want to take the time to let you guys take a peek into my life, who I am, and what led to the the birth of "Me and My House." Where to begin with this? I'm… Continue reading Introducing….