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Black Pepper Tofu Stir Fry

Black Pepper Tofu Stir Fry

I had my monthly book club last night. Except I didn’t read the book. In my defense, I started the first few pages and at another mom’s club event, one of the moms cued me in that the book wasn’t worth reading. If only I’d known that before spending $9.99 on the book. Ha! But,…

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Chicken Tikka Masala + Weekly Menu

Chicken Tikka Masala + Weekly Menu

I took Piper grocery shopping today. It was Shea’s nap time and since I was going to be gone most of the evening at my hockey game, I wanted to give Mr. Prevention some “free time”. And by “free time” I really mean time to train Harlie (our new bulldog), but…shhhh. Don’t let him know…

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Family Friday (vol. 45): Hey, Spring.

Family Friday (vol. 45): Hey, Spring.

There were some beautiful days this week (Easter excluded, but the girls looked beautiful! ^^^) and the girls and I have been enjoying wagon rides. We strap in Piper and Shea collects dandelions, rides along, or pulls Piper. I take pictures of the girls, enjoy the sun, and aim for my 10,000 steps/day. Somehow, spring…

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Grilled Vegetable, Balsamic, and Goat Cheese Pasta

Grilled Vegetable, Balsamic, and Goat Cheese Pasta

I got home from work yesterday and I had 40 minutes to get dinner on the table and eat before we were dashing out the door to have Lily (our bulldog) meet Harlie (our new bulldog) on “neutral” territory. I know, I know. My circus just got a little bit more circus-y. I just pray…

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Mexican Salmon Cakes with Mango Relish {Whole30} + Weekly Menu

Mexican Salmon Cakes with Mango Relish {Whole30} + Weekly Menu

Hi, Happy Easter! I apologize for…not blogging. Ironically, my reason for not blogging (other than a crazy busy job and 2 crazy, young kids) is that I’ve been preparing for a conference I’ll be speaking at in 3 weeks…on the topic of blogging. Oh the irony! I can’t remember the last time I have gone…

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Spinach, Cheese, and Bacon Bread Puddings + Weekly Menu

Spinach, Cheese, and Bacon Bread Puddings + Weekly Menu

I’m always so excited for my hockey games…so long as they’re not 10pm start times. Or 9pm start times. Tonight’s 8:30pm start is a little late as it doesn’t get me home until 10:30pm on a “school night”, but worse, it’s in the 70’s outside! Being in an ice cold (literally) ice rink when it’s…

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Family Friday (vol. 44): Dear So-and-So Letters

Family Friday (vol. 44): Dear So-and-So Letters

Dear Chicago drivers, Sorry, not sorry. Do you derive satisfaction from driving slower than the speed of traffic in the left-hand lane? Because you might end up with my Explorer in your TRUNK next time. You had never seen road rage like that before, huh? Yeah, don’t drive like an idiot when there’s a matter…

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Fish Taco Bowls

Fish Taco Bowls

It’s our last night of vacation and I’m feeling a bit conflicted. On the one hand I miss my girls like WHOA. On the other hand, I’m more than happy to stay at least one more night. I mean, we’ve only tried 4 of the 9 restaurants and the foodie in me is totally shaking…

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Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass with Red Pepper Sauce

Pan Roasted Chilean Sea Bass with Red Pepper Sauce

I feel like I went from survival mode to total relaxation mode. I’m definitely not complaining. We dropped off the girls (the two 2-leggers and the one 4-legger) with my in-laws yesterday and we’re feeling a bit naked. Naked and relaxed. The irony with children is you dream about a little time away and the…

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Paleo Italian Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

Paleo Italian Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

As I was nursing the baby before bed tonight, I was thinking about how quickly the past 6+ months since Piper’s birth have flown by. I vividly remember the first few days we were home from the hospital and demolition had just begun on our kitchen. I was holed up in my bedroom with a…

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