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Everything you ever wanted to know (and then some) about our kitchen renovation

This story begins six years ago when John and I dropped our sons off at my parents’ house to go house hunting.
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Surviving a kitchen renovation, late-night school supply runs, cake decorating, and more (7 Quick Takes)

Our kitchen renovation is complete! It took exactly three weeks from start to finish, and I can’t believe how different and beautiful the space is.
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Back to school, kitchen renovations, the end of summer, and a big decision (7 Quick Takes)

We are officially back to school! I’m so grateful that both our boys seem to have transitioned back to school smoothly—even though we are all exhausted from the week.
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Waiting for a trumpet

Have you ever waited and waited and waited for something?
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Back-to-school emotions, staycation fun, and life without a kitchen (7 Quick Takes)

~1~ Our older son boarded the bus for middle school orientation this morning. I’ve been so focused on trying to make sure he was ready for sixth grade that I completely forgot to prepare my heart, too. His little brother and I watched him board the bus from our window because our mature sixth grader...
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I can’t tell you what happened at the Spy Museum, but if I could…

The boys loved stealthily crawling through ductwork and looking for secret codes with magnifying glasses. I enjoyed seeing the spy disguises and watching the video aspects of the exhibits.
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Orioles magic, cotton candy chips, cousin fun, love for pizza, and a sloth (7 Quick Takes)

The Orioles suffered a terrible loss on Saturday evening, but we figured you can only go up from there. And who wants to be a fair-weather fan? So, we headed to Camden Yards on Sunday afternoon to cheer them on.
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Letting go of the guilt over screen time

I could definitely be a better mother. I fall short in many ways. But I choose not to feel guilty about letting our children have screen time.
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