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Weekends are tricky with little kids. We’re always trying to make them fun and adventurous, and at the same time not too busy or too stressful. Here are 10 ideas that work well for us. I’d love to hear your ideas as well! 1. Find a photo booth and take photos. 2. Make a picnic. This is Nova’s number one favorite thing to do, whether it’s outdoors or even in our home. Haha. 3. Make art. I try to do at least one art project each weekend, even if it’s just sidewalk chalk or our favorite—cutting paper (yes, literally just...

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I mentioned how I’ve hosted a clothing swap with my friends for the last three years in a recent post about how I did a three-month no buying stuff challenge for myself. I had a few people ask about how I set it up. In fact, while I was visiting Elsie last week, she wanted to know too. So I thought I would share because, seriously, this type of party is really fun to throw and it gets you to clean out your closet too, so it’s like a party and a bonus. 🙂 I thought I’d would share how I usually...

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Recently, I was chatting with a friend and the topic of self-doubt came up. I was a glass of wine in already so I launched into a probably too honest account of all the hateful things I tell myself at times. I have quite a few things I like to pick on myself about but probably my top three are: body image, intelligence and social skills. I find all sorts of creative ways to tell myself I’m too fat, too dumb, and that people don’t like me. As I explained this, my friend was really shocked. She said that she...

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