Sweet Potato and Feta Mash (a hearty side dish)

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During our recent trip to Australia, we had the pleasure of watching Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals a number of times. The kids absolutely loved watching him cook. And I’m pretty sure I yelled out, “Yum,” at least 10 times each episode (while my Dad said, “hold off on the oil Jamie!”). Anyway… The very […]

Gratitude for little things makes a life full

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If you want a quick and powerful reminder to live life seeing it’s true value, appreciating the little moments that make up our days, months and years…then you need to watch this video! I just watched it and it took a mere two seconds for the tears to fall. I was excited to see this […]

Developing the Exercise Habit

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Image by lululemonathletica Last month I shared a few tips for developing the exercise habit over at Keeper of the Home. Getting fit is a new year’s goal for many, but it can be overwhelming. I hope this post is helpful! Here’s an excerpt: Every new year many of us vow to exercise regularly and get […]

Becoming a Better Mother

Image by AD-Passion I’d like to become a better mother. Saying that sounds kind of ridiculous. I’m hearing you say, “Duh! Don’t we all.” But in all seriousness, the role of mother is humbling. Really humbling. The kind of adults these children become largely rests on me. And that scares me sometimes. I know myself, […]

Hello from Down Under

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Ours was hot (and included some time on the slip and slide)! It’s been 12 years since I spent Christmas in my homeland of Australia. I’ve definitely grown accustomed to the cooler weather that comes with living in the Northern Hemisphere! It’s taken some time to get […]