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What do you consider to be staples?

I just looked up the actual definition of "staple:" it's a main or important part of your diet. That means that what I consider to be a staple may be something you never keep on hand. And an item you never consider being without might be one I only buy...

What day is the most stressful for you?

I think for me it's Thursday. There are no classes Wednesday, so it feels like a mini-Monday. But unlike Mondays when I feel optimistic about tackling everything on a to-do list, Thursdays feel exhausting. Today's letter is as much for me as for you,...

Simplifying Meals

Because of our busy dance schedule, I've found some little things to plan ahead on our meals. This is not to say I have it all together. I'm not that amazing, but I know that if I don't have a few standard things pre-prepped, I'll never make those recipes....

Self Care

Can I be honest? I hate this concept. People use it all the time and seem to imply you need to spend copious amounts of money. Or at the very least time I don't have. I don't go for manicures. The last time I got my hair styled was probably 4 years ago. A...

Conquering those to-do lists

Okay, I know your children may do something other than dance, but since my world revolves around the dance school’s schedule, I’m going to refer to you that way. Feel free to swap out that for “soccer” or “karate” or “gymnastics” or whatever. But...

My Year of Leap

When it was almost 2018 and I looked at what I wanted to achieve in the coming year, I knew I needed my word for the year to be "leap." I'm sure it would have made more sense to do it on a leap year, but I'm not willing to wait that long. I was ready to tackle it this...

The Bathroom: FINISHED!

The bathroom is FINISHED! It's been a long process, and we've learned a ridiculous amount out of the process. I'm thankful that it's done, and that it looks even more beautiful than I could have imagined. Knowing we're not breathing in mold (or risking the...

Finish Strong

For families with kids in recitals, it's easy to be motivated to show up at classes the last weeks before the performance. We know just how important those final sessions are to feel totally comfortable in the dances. But for people like us, who go to...

Starting week seven

Today starts the seventh week of our bathroom project. And that doesn't count all the preliminary work of finding someone and choosing everything we'd put in there. It's the seventh week of: sharing one bathroom for the 5 of us all day Josh working in the...

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