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My Kitchen is Getting a Second Chance

We are in the midst of a whole house makeover. It started with the floors. My wood floors were really bad — in need of sanding, staining, and a new finish coat. We also wanted to put in wood floors in the kitchen, removing old, outdated tile flooring. Taking up the cabinets (the old floors […]

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I belong to a new mothers’ group on Facebook. It was launched by a few local moms, and has been a great resource when it comes to recommendations — doctors, great restaurants, fun places to take the kids. Everything except dance studios. Those discussions made for some crazy threads! Anyway, about a week or so […]

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I had the unique pleasure of spending Earth Day in New york City where, it seemed, that plenty of people were celebrating the “holiday.” One of the things I noticed: The way so many of the companies marking the occasion were giving out stuff that wasn’t good for the environment. Sure, some people had their […]

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Remember my promise to spend and consume less this month? This weekend I was weighing that promise and my commitment to reduce against a desire for my kid to look like everyone else. Big Girl is on a soccer team. Back when she first joined, we ordered her uniform at the local soccer shop. When […]

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Just saw Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. (What would I do without my TiVo?) I love his ideas, of course. Kids should have access to real foods. Nothing processed or chemical-laced. And milk should not be defined as “white.” Since when is plain milk called “white?” But as I sat watching the show something struck me. […]

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Ever drive around on December 26? You’ll see bags and bags and BAGS of garbage. The amount of trash we produce grows exponentially during the holidays. What’s in most of those bags? Wrapping paper and cardboard packaging. But the front of your house doesn’t have to look like a trash heap. The reason: Most of […]

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