Monthly Archives: December 2011

My New Year Resolutions, 2012

I survived the holidays. I didn’t want it all to feel so perfunctory, but it did and as soon as it was over I breathed a big sigh of relief. The day after Christmas, I took down the tree and … Continue reading

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Sometimes things just fall apart

If you had asked me today how I am doing, I would have told you I am fine.  I am good.  Life is great.  I might have told you the good news about a wedding I booked for next month, or … Continue reading

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Celebrating Winter Solstice

I have always been drawn to the natural rhythm of the changing seasons.  As the sun follows it’s yearly track, I can see nature’s changes reflected in my own life and rhythms of home and family.  Winter Solstice, the first day of Winter … Continue reading

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Perugian Cheese Bread: An Adopted Holiday Tradition

Bethany, of the well-written site Coffee Stained Clarity, knew that my life went off-road this past week and has generously offered to share a recipe that she picked up while living in Italy with her family. In addition to living … Continue reading

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Winter Breakfast Fruit Crisp: Pear, Pomegranate, Cranberry

I have to do something difficult today.  Not a day has passed in the last six months that I have not thought about this difficult thing I have to do.  Today is finally the day.   So on this monumental morning … Continue reading

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Favorite Family + Kid Games: Holiday Gift Ideas

We play a lot of games at our house.  There are a lot of good game options for really young kids, and we have enjoyed many of them.  However, now that the girls are getting a little bit older, our … Continue reading

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Brownie S’mores

We’ve been spending a lot of time outside in the snow these days.  And when we are inside, I can’t keep myself away from the oven.  There are so many good warm treats for baking this time of year.  While … Continue reading

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