Posts by Maureen

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Eco-Friendly Party Favors

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Mack recently celebrated his 4th birthday, and with the arrival of Baby Ben my friend Amy (took pity on me and) generously offered to host a joint birthday party for her son and Mack at her home.  She shares my sensibilities when it comes to kids parties: keep it fun, low-key and offer booze to [...]


Hooray for Boob!

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As I’ve written about plenty of times before, breastfeeding is an important choice I make for my family. Not only does it provide healthy and natural nutrition for my little one, but it is super convenient and free(!).  I know breastfeeding doesn’t always work out for everyone, so I am grateful it has been a [...]


Blueberry D-mp Cake

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We had such a nice weekend.  On Friday night Chris took Evie to her school’s Father-Daughter dance.  She was SO excited about it all week.  Every day she asked, “How many more days until the Father Daughter dance??”  I let her pick out a dress (blue with gold polka-dots), and she let me do her [...]


Spinach and Citrus Green Drink

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Ever since Chris gifted me with a fancy blender for my birthday earlier this year, I have been having lots of fun trying out new recipes.  I use the countertop machine almost every day, making quick sorbets, pureeing soups and whirling up smoothies.  A couple months ago I posted a recipe for Maureen’s Green Drink, [...]


The Man in My Life

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I am lucky enough to have a big family with dozens of cousins, lots of aunts and uncles and loving parents.  My Aunt Hope – who is closer in age to me than she is to her brother (my dad) – has been a sister figure in my life; she shares advice just right for [...]


Banana Oatmeal Muffins

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Chris just finished doing our taxes.  I used to love doing the taxes (really!), but ever since Chris ventured into entrepreneurship everything has become so complicated so now April 15 is his deadline.  Unfortunately, this year we owe Uncle Sam a much heftier sum than we were expecting, so now we have to rein in the [...]


Papa’s Fried Cod Recipe

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My kids are so lucky.  Not only do they know and love their four grandparents, but they also have known all but one of their great grandparents.  Evie even met her great-great grandmother, and this photo of FIVE generations will be one of my favorites forever: My dad’s parents – the kids’ great-grandparents – live [...]


Homemade Oreo Cookies

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One of Mack’s all-time favorite treats does not come from my kitchen.  Whenever we take a road trip or flight, the kids get to pick out special treats, and Mack always chooses Oreos.  Can’t say I’m surprised: Oreo cookies are delicious.  And, a recent study compared the overall addictiveness of Oreo cookies to cocaine. But, [...]


Under My Umbrella

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When it rains, it pours. Just as we were starting to settle into life as a family of six, life took an unexpected left turn.  Last Thursday Evie woke up with pain in her leg.  While I didn’t doubt her discomfort, I thought it was a growing pain (and a desire for a little extra [...]


Meghan’s Cranberry Chicken

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Ever since we brought Baby Ben home from the hospital two weeks ago, we have been blessed with some of the best dinners.  Friends and family have brought over a meal nearly every night, relieving me of the stress of meal preparation (and clean-up!).  I don’t think a simple thank-you card can possibly express my [...]


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