Four favorite pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin fondue, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin muffins, and pumpkin pull-apart bread.Memes are funny because they are true, and this one made me laugh out loud. While I am not a pumpkin spice latte drinker, I am a white girl wearing yoga pants at this very moment and I do like fall. (Image found here, or all over Pinterest.)

pumpkinecardSo here’s my (possibly inevitable) entry into the fall-loving, pumpkin-everything mania — a four of my favorite pumpkin recipes.

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How to switch to natural deodorant

how to switch to natural deodorant and make your own deodorant

Remember my New Year’s Resolution to go more organic with my health and beauty supplies? Well I wanted to share with you what I’ve learned about natural deodorants, because they can be kind of intimidating. I’ve been using natural deodorants for years, but had gotten lazy and drifted back after Blythe was born. This year I experimented with a few other natural deodorant products, and I wanted to share the results with you.

If, like me, your first natural deodorant attempt was a failure (I’m looking at you, Tom’s of Maine, which actually made me smell MORE), don’t be deterred — like most organic/natural products, things have come a long way in recent years.

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You should tri it

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If you start running for health or because it is on your bucket list (or to lose baby weight like I did, seven years ago), the first question, real or in your head, is always “are you going to run a 5K?” Once you’ve done that, the question becomes “how about a half?” and when you’ve […]

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On trail and on the town

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This summer my oldest son turned 13 — a momentous occasion for all of us. He is officially a teenager. I am officially a parent of a teenager. They weren’t kidding about that “the days are long but the years are fast” thing. It was truly a blink of an eye. But he underwent a […]

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Summer’s great and all: 4 reasons I’m ready for back-to-school

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The pencils have been sharpened and new shoes are at the door. We have bus schedules, new teachers, open houses, stiff jeans. We are ready, so ready, and no one more so than me. Here are the four reasons I (and my family) need to get back to school. Beer and takeout don’t look all that […]

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How to unleash your hidden curl: A secret recipe for straight haired girls


A couple of months ago I met my friend Phoebe for happy hour and she showed up with these gorgeous curly locks. The whole time I’ve know her she’s always had straight hair like me, and now, this amazing hair! I sat there in curl envy for a while, and then broke down and asked her how she […]

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Getting back to the starting line

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  Last weekend I did my first race in THREE YEARS. It’s not like I haven’t been running. Aside from the three months I missed around Blythe’s birth, I have been running 2-4 times a week the whole time, and far enough to pull out a 10 miler on any given Saturday. There are a […]

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Taking young kids on a BWCA canoe trip

Blythe at campsite

Previous post: Planning and prepping for taking young kids on a BWCA canoe trip On the days leading up to our BWCA trip with the girls, it seemed like an awful lot of work. Our trip was going to be two days (one night), which is the most gear and effort for the least amount of days.  And […]

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