Let’s contradict ourselves, friends.

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) -Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself" For a little while, I felt bad for liking Barnes & Noble. Starbucks, too. Because I also like the independent bookstores. And the independent coffee shops. I'm not sure why I ever thought it … Continue reading Let’s contradict ourselves, friends.

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Let’s meal plan, friends

Oh heyyyyyyy. Last week, I talked about 'finding your bottom line' to maintain sanity. I explained that, for me, the 'bottom line' of being ok was ensuring my family is nourished with healthy food. So, to keep my life from completely spinning out of control (remember - school starts next week!), I did a thing. … Continue reading Let’s meal plan, friends

Finding the bottom line (so we don’t go crazy)

Eleven. That's how many days separates our beach trip from my oldest's first day of first grade. Eleven!   And yes, I'm soaking up every day/hour/minute of this end-of-summer beach bliss, but I'm also making mental lists. Because - eleven days. And also because: School supplies School uniforms School lunches Meet the teacher night School … Continue reading Finding the bottom line (so we don’t go crazy)