Beech Mountain Family Ski Trip!

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  Last spring we took Penelope skiing for the first time and it was such a great experience. Going on family ski trips is something I have been dreaming about for a long time.  We went to Beech Mountain, North Carolina and Beech Mountain Resort. The highest resort in Eastern America, Beech Mountain Resort (Ski… [read more]

Why My Child Does W Sitting

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W-sitting is when your child sits on the floor with knees together and feet on either side of their hips. It is called that because if you look at them from above, it looks like they are making a W with their body. If you see your child temporarily sitting in this position, or use… [read more]

DIY Lunch Box Notes

DIY lunch box notes

After spring break last year, Penelope started noticing that some of her friends had lunch box notes in their lunch, specifically ones with knock-knock jokes.  She asked me to start leaving knock-knock jokes in her lunch box,too. I quickly looked up some knock-knock jokes and asked the M+BL Facebook community for ideas, too, and then… [read more]

Motherhood Is Like Surfing

motherhood is like surfing

Motherhood is a lot like surfing. Both are really, really hard! And you get your butt kicked all the time. When you are learning to surf, you have to figure out the balance, not of standing up, but of simply not falling off the board when you are laying down. Then you practice paddling around… [read more]

Living Off The Grid, Interview with Greg Seaman, Founder of EarthEasy.com

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I had such a great time talking with Greg Seaman, the founder of EarthEasy.com, for this podcast. Greg’s story is super interesting: He and his family lived completely off the grid for 30 years on the San Juan Islands (a place I have been, a truly magical place where you can kayak among orca whales).… [read more]

The Problem With Too Many Toys

the problem with too many toys

I have been on a mission to have less stuff for a long time. I am an organized gal, always have been. But over the years, I began really paying attention to how much time it took me to keep all my stuff neat and organized. Even though I enjoy organizing, my need to have my house… [read more]