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What are your #ShareAwesome moments? {ShareAwesomeNow.org}

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Be Informed, Looking Home | 0 comments

We took our three kids to Walt Disney World for the very first time this week, and minus a few meltdown moments (including a freak-out in the middle of our princess lunch and a regurgitation of a lunch all over the sidewalk in Tomorrowland), it has been a totally AWESOME week. And of course, we spent a lot of time snapping, filtering, and sharing...

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Essential Oils 101

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Be Informed, Be Whole, Featured Posts, Green Living, Healthy Moms, Looking Home, Savvy Advice | 0 comments

About a month ago I walked into my friend Karen’s house and exclaimed, “What’s that AMAZING smell?  Am I going to get a massage?”  It was her essential oil diffuser spreading a whole lot of incredible lavender and peace and calming love into the room…..and I couldn’t get enough.  Later that weekend we rubbed a...

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Summer Scheduling Stress-Out…

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Be Informed, Looking Home | 0 comments

It began today. The registration for summer drama camp opened up, and I was all over it, signing Parker and Fiona up to participate again this year. They fill up, you know, those oh-so-popular weeks of camp where kids get to learn, explore, and give their parents a break in the action. Summer scheduling is serious business, and it always makes me...

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My Miele: The #pureairblog Video Edition

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Looking Home, Things We Love | 0 comments

Thank you Miele for sponsoring this post. Over the past six months, I  had the opportunity to experience the Miele Marin canister vacuum cleaner and write about my experiences. It has been interesting to really dig into a product and figure out how it works and what makes it special. So I thought I would share my final conclusions….what...

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At Midnight.

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Be Informed, Featured Posts, Looking Home | 0 comments

I forget about the drama that ensued first thing in the morning about what you want to wear. I don’t remember that you spilled pulverized corn flakes all over the couch. I acquire amnesia regarding the incessant begging for “just one more show.” I am blind to the fact that you drug more sticks and leaves that...

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Listening to the Messages Our Kids Send Us.

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Adoption, Be Informed, Looking Home | 1 comment

We talk about adoption in our house.  Of course we do. Georgia asks me weekly when we’re going to adopt a brother.  And it MUST be a brother. Georgia asks me to tell her how excited I was when her birthparents told us their baby was a girl the first time we met them.  She’ll say, “Yep.  I was a girl. And you and daddy wanted a...

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My Miele Story: A #Pureairblog Poem

Posted by on Jan 11, 2014 in Be Informed, Looking Home | 0 comments

Thank you Miele for sponsoring this post. A #Pureairblog Poem There once was a family who built a new home, To make room for three kids and a garden gnome. The design came together oh-so-smoothly, But the kitchen floors? Yep, those were a doozy. They wanted dark floors, dark as the night, But the designer wouldn’t concede without a...

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An Open Calendar…

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in Be Informed, Featured Posts, Looking Home | 0 comments

I love January.  The crisp snow, the piercing cold, the new year – they ring in a sort of freshness to the year, a clean start.  I’m a huge ‘new beginnings’ kind of person, but I also love to linger around the new year in remembrance of things that have already passed.  January 4, the day I write this,...

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Reflecting on some of my “Holiday MOMents”…

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, Be Informed, Looking Home, MCG Moms | 0 comments

Thanks to Sprout for sponsoring this post. Create YOUR holiday MOMent with Sprout! When I look back on holiday pictures from my childhood, happy smiles usually shine out at me from the little square (oddly Instagram-ish) pictures. With just 24 pictures per roll, you had to be picky, right? Now that I am a Mom, I love that I have...

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Filtration…is My Friend: #PureAirBlog and my Miele Marin

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Looking Home, Savvy Advice, Things We Love | 0 comments

Thank you Miele for sponsoring this post. It has been almost three months since I started using my Miele Marin, and I’m still loving it…for many different reasons. It’s convenient, efficient, and all-around awesome. But one of the key points of my Miele training back in September was that their vacuums “create a cleaner...

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