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Culinary Columbus: A Memoir

This evening, as I strolled along the beautiful streets of downtown Worthington with my daughter, I couldn’t fight the wave of nostalgia that overtook me. “That’s where mommy and daddy had our wedding reception, “ I told her, pointing to the Worthington Inn. “And over there, along that stone wall, that’s where mommy sat in […]

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When You Can’t Afford the Trip of a Lifetime…

Your best friend just got back from a freaking fantastic (and ridiculously expensive) trip to Disney World with her family. Your neighbor is taking her family on a life-altering trip to Europe. Your parents just planned an incredibly romantic weekend for two in Napa Valley. Your boss is spending a gloriously relaxing spring break with […]

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Dinner and a Movie – Princess Style!

Friday nights have become my family’s unofficial “family night.” After a busy week of working and preschool, we like to have fun as a family. Sometimes we go out, but my favorite nights are the ones where we stay in and relax with a movie. This week, my little one decided on watching “Beauty and […]

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Crafty Fun for Inside Days!

I have a confession.  I really, really dislike kid’s crafts.   I mean – I like the idea of kid’s crafts.  I respect that craft projects occupy my little one’s time and attention, however brief and messy.  I’m sure there are all kinds of benefits to be obtained from finger-painting toilet paper tubes and cutting […]

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The Gratitude Project

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  Celebrating with food and family, enjoying beautiful fall weather, and counting our blessings.  It’s such a happy time of year. Well, usually.  4 years ago, around Thanksgiving, I found myself in quite a funk.  I’ve always been an optimist, perhaps even annoyingly so. But 4 years ago, I was postpartum […]

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