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Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins: Pregnancy Cravings

Exactly one month ago, my 19 week pregnant self was desperate for some kind of sweet Saturday morning breakfast. Cue Pinterest. After searching through hundreds of pins, I stopped on this one — Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip muffins. Um, yes! I’m actually one of those people who thinks chocolate should be an afternoon treat. I

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How I Celebrated Women’s Day

This morning I rolled out of bed just after 6:30 a.m. I curled up in my favorite chair and opened my prayer journal — with my husband and I deciding which job he should take, I had a lot to say to God this morning. A lot to pray about. Some time later I closed

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Where is Home?

Today we welcomed a complete stranger into our flat. If she liked it, she’ll be the next person living in our sweet little apartment in St. Andrews, Scotland. It’s odd to tell someone the good, bad and ugly about the place where I’m currently living — about “my” home. It’s strange to think that in

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Becoming a Crunchy Mom: The Plan

Confession: I can be a little crunchy. My mom usually traces my desire to learn old-fashioned skills and have an all-natural home to the four seasons I spent as a pilgrim working at Plimoth Plantation in high school and college. Don’t get me wrong — my experiences there only fanned the flames of my granola

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It’s a Girl!

We are very happy to announce that Casey and I are expecting a baby girl! The midwife told us at our 16 week scan she was pretty sure it’d be a little lady, but we waited to hear it again at 20 weeks before making a big announcement. Most importantly, our little one is healthy

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Embracing My Body During Pregnancy

I just watched a trailer for the Embrace documentary featuring Taryn Brumfitt’s exploration to find out why women hate their bodies so much. Confessions: It made me cry. It made me feel enough to stop everything I was doing, forget about making dinner, and write this. Then, I sat on this post for two days,

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How I Make a Living Working From Home

“So, what does she actually do all day?”  Ok, so one has ever out-and-out asked that question, because people generally try not to be rude. However, whenever I need to tell someone I’m self-employed, or work from home, or write/market/blog, they tend to look baffled and a little confused. Although the internet is opening up

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