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Happy weekend!

What are you up to this weekend? My dear friend Lindsay has been in town this week and I’ve soaked up every minute catching up with her. We miss her and her family so much! Jesse is coming back from … Continue reading

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Children’s theatre: The Golden Goose

We took a family trip to the Children’s Theatre this week to see a summer production of The Golden Goose. Claire and Heidi love plays and musicals, and this was a really fun show for the whole family. (We’re still hoping … Continue reading

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Childhood drawings

Claire is becoming quite the artist, so I recently decided to show her some drawings that I had made when I was about her age. My grandmother included them in this wonderful book she filled out for me, Grandmother Remembers.

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Weekend treats – CUPCAKES!

I decided to treat the girls to cupcakes this weekend. Full disclosure – I did not make these! As much as I love baking, I’m in my second week of solo parenting, and my energy levels are pretty low. Since … Continue reading

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A sea change on gun control: World Moms Network

I’m over at World Moms Network* today, writing about a topic very near and dear to my heart. History is being made in my country, and I am feeling incredibly PROUD to be an American right now. 

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Homemade, sugar-free hot chocolate

It’s winter in Nairobi, and we’re all bundled up in boots, scarves, and wooly jumpers. Jesse has been making hot chocolate for the girls in the morning, to help warm them up. Unfortunately, the stuff we get in the store is loaded with added refined … Continue reading

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Tea time: a break from chaos

I’ve been having tea time with Claire and Heidi a lot lately. My mom brought the girls their own tea pot and tea cups a few months back, and we’ve been making use of them almost weekly! What used to be … Continue reading

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9 surprising things about working with a sleep consultant

We did it. We hired a sleep consultant to help with Heidi’s sleep issues. We’ve been suffering with 4 AM waking, short or non-existent naps, and frequent hysterical wake ups for far too long. Heidi was clearly sleep deprived. Jesse and I … Continue reading

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Crazy easy cake pops your kids can help make!

We decided to make cake pops to celebrate Claire’s birthday at school with her classmates this year, and they came out great! Cake pops are surprisingly easy to make, and Claire got to help almost every step of the way.

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Homemade ketchup that totally faked out my kids

I don’t know about you guys, but my kids are addicted to ketchup. I swear, Claire would dip apples in ketchup, if I would let her! (In the photo below she is dipping her scrambled eggs in ketchup. Don’t judge!) Our kids … Continue reading

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