My name is Emily. I'm a mom. And one of my favorite pastimes is playing video games! I know there are other gamer moms out there, so I want to share a few of the video games I have...
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Creating a Peaceful Home

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Several friends have commented that our home is peaceful and relaxing. We have people in our house all the time and I’m not a perfectionist hostess, so this got me wondering about what makes our home feel peaceful. Here’s...
I currently have my warmest blanket on me, a cup of hot cocoa beside me, and Christmas music playing. The greatest time of the year is here! This time of year, we are enlisting our husbands to go into...
I am a seasonal kind of girl. I like the rhythm of being in a season and moving into the next season when it is time. So, for me, it is a bit discombobulating when Christmas music is playing...
It’s that time of year again! Pumpkins and leaves and food.  Oh, the food!  I LOVE fall! Time to gather around the table with friends and family alike and celebrate gratitude. And a keto Thanksgiving. Wait, what? Why? Blame it...
Living more than a mile high above sea level makes baking a special challenge. Cakes fall, cookies spread, baking times are So. Much. Longer. Each round with the mixer is a gamble. After baking at lofty elevations for DECADES I...
As I write this, my husband is in bed for the fourth day in a row, on oxygen and recovering from a significant chemical burn to his lungs and mucous membranes. He was strong, vibrant and healthy four days...
We started the tradition of a Halloween party quite by accident. My son’s birthday is during the first week of November, so it seemed like a no-brainer to plan a Halloween birthday party for him. When he was in...
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Please Excuse the Mess

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The other day someone asked me a completely benign question that sent me reeling. She said, “What do you do in your spare time? You know, what are your hobbies?” I blinked, blinked again, and stared blankly back at...
October 1 marks the beginning of the last—and arguably best—quarter of the year. The end of the year welcomes crisp mornings, the security of your favorite sweater, a mug of hot chocolate warming your hands on a frosty evening....

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The Colorado Springs Guide to Pediatric Therapy

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