Who doesn’t love a clean house?  I know I do. Kids make it tough, but when people come over to our house and say things like, “wow, your house is so clean!” it makes my heart do a little...
I’m a 40-something wife, mother of two, teacher, writer… and beer lover. In fact, my husband and I can often be found spending our “date nights” at local microbreweries, enjoying their latest brewing creations. I love the smell. I love...
We all have those days when we're running low on groceries and only have a few staples on hand. Here are a few ideas to turn the humble egg into a delicious and healthy dinner using items you likely...
This winter has had me dreaming about a big yard transformation this summer. My husband, who grew up in lush England, has his doubts about being able to support beautiful landscaping with the new Water Wise rules that are...
A few Christmases ago, I received an Instant Pot as a gift from my brother and his wife. I took one look at it, pushed it to the corner, and commented to my husband that this year my brother...
If you’re anything like me, determining what to cook EVERY SINGLE NIGHT can be an arduous task.  If you’re nothing like me, you have a personal chef or a husband who does all the cooking. In that case, move...
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Outsource like a Mother

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Every mother outsources some of her tasks. If you count machines as outsourcing, then we outsource our dishwashing, laundry duties (sans folding), and I don’t think any of us stoke a fire when we want to bake. Some of...
Prior to joining cookbook club, you'd never sunk your teeth into a fluffy popover with melted Brie and blackberry jam or washed it down with vanilla peach sweet tea. For the first time, you tried smoked gouda and pesto...
For me, the new year represents an ending and a beginning. After celebrating the accomplishments of the previous year, I turn my attention to what I want out of the year to come. While I don’t believe in new...
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A First Time Puppy Mom

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Get ready for a shocking confession: I’ve never had a pet in my life. Well, up until the past couple months, that is. As a chronic petless person, I have had times where I’ve really wanted a dog. Obviously, as...

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The Colorado Springs Guide to Pediatric Therapy

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When your child needs specialized care, searching for a provider can seem like a daunting task. That is why we are thankful to our...