It Matters: The Kindness of Strangers

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Kindness matters, written in black calligraphy against a white background, framed by purple flowers. In our culture, where the time spent alone or on social media can eclipse face-to-face time, it’s easy to start believing that the human race is largely out for themselves. That no one is thinking of their fellow man. That simple …

Gluten / Dairy Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Gluten / dairy free peanut butter chocolate chip cookie bar on plate topped with coconut whipped cream. When we were gearing up for our annual (it was our third year) vacation to Cape Cod, I noticed that everything about the process felt different to me. In a good way. The previous two summers I felt …

“Don’t Write on Walls!” – How to Keep Your Child From Scribbling on Walls

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It’s an age-old (or should I say “age-specific”) parental problem: how to keep toddlers from expressing their inner artist by writing all over the walls. Even I can understand the temptation, from the point of view of one who is barely knee height. Those walls are at just the right level, and super easy to …

Gluten-Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Banana Custard Stuffing

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Gluten dairy free peanut butter cupcake with banana custard stuffing, on a small white plate alongside a cup of coffee and a fork. Bananas and peanut butter. There’s something about this combination that conjures up images of childhood. And, let’s face, of adulthood, too! In fact, I love the two so much that I would …

What I’ve Learned about Having an Only Child (Psst, it’s All Good)

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Girl looking out window of playroom, surrounded by toys, play tent. It was a bunch of moms, gathered around a kitchen table having some wine while their kiddos cavorted. I really only knew one of them; the rest I had just met. We were enjoying ourselves when the topic turned to how C is an …

Gluten / Dairy Free / Vegan Fudgy Peanut Butter Nuggets

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Fast and super simple to make (though more of a mouthful to say!), these fudgy peanut butter nuggets are extremely versatile – you can mix them into baked goods (like our upcoming recipe for peanut butter chocolate chip bars), top ice cream with them, or just enjoy ’em as is (though they will quickly disappear …

Makeover – School Lunches

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This is the first post in our “makeover” series, where we’ll take on a meal and re-make it into something healthier. For today, we tackle the school lunch. 50’s school children sitting around cafeteria tables having lunch. In some ways, for many children, bagged school lunches haven’t changed that much since the early 1900’s – …