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Newsy! On Gals Pals and Parenting Priorities + Scalloped Tomatoes + Wolf Hollow (v.48)

May 17th, 2017

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After A Week of WTF, I’m Rested, Relaxed and Ready for Parenting Action

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Recently I enjoyed an overnight get-away with a gaggle of eight gals. We have between two and four kids apiece, ranging from eight to 17-years-old. Each of us has a husband, an ex-husband or a soon-to-be ex-husband. Some of us are full-time career professionals, others are self-employed professionals and still others dedicate countless volunteer hours to education, politics and more. Read more

Newsy! A Consumer Reports + Green Breakfast Smoothie + Jonathan Moore Minimovie (v.47)

May 10th, 2017

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A Consumer (Me!) Reports

All hail the mighty Blendtec!

A few years ago, I swapped my breakfast cereal for a breakfast smoothie I made with fruit, veggies and homemade almond milk. I needed a blender powerful enough to pulverize nuts into a mushy meal, so I hauled out my decades-old Black and Decker machine. Sadly, it produced a chunky meal that I could barely strain through a rather unfortunately named “nut bag.” (Worth noting: The slightly perverse joy of wandering the aisles at Whole Foods saying loudly, “I need a nut bag! Where are the nut bags?”) Read more

Newsy! Why I Love the Blues + Afghans + Bull (v.46)

May 3rd, 2017

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Here’s What I’ve Learned From Feeling Blue

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Generally speaking, I don’t do blue.

I’ve never bought a piece of blue clothing, never worn blue jewelry, never owned blue suede shoes. It’s just never been my hue.

Until I started painting, that is. Read more