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Craving A Big Project

This week on the podcast, Penn and I talked about the rare occurrence we had recently of both kids being gone for the night at a friend’s house. It felt suspicious to have a bare calendar and no children to…

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Where Do We Go From Here?

This week on the podcast, we spoke to Dr. Anthony Fauci about the current state of COVID and advice for parents on the upcoming school year. We had a mix of fun and serious questions planned. Our goal was to…

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Can We Reimagine Our Schools?

I don’t know about you, but I feel like we’re still unraveling the true impact of the pandemic. One of the blessings, I feel, is how that time striped away all the nonsense and helped our family focus on what’s…

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Happiness Is Not The Goal

I was trying to take my socks off the other day and I threw my back out. (A clear sign of getting older, yes.) It’s my body’s way of telling me I am carrying too much stress and tension. As…

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Stop Saying I’m In Trouble

A couple months ago, my family and I went to a wedding. We hadn’t seen our relatives in a while, and it had been a while since we had gotten dressed to the nines. (Let’s face it, we’ve all spent…

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Clear The List For Teachers

I believe it takes a special heart to be a teacher. There’s a kindness, a generosity, and a work ethic that is inspiring, and let’s face it, often goes unappreciated. Both Penn and I were raised by teachers. Our mothers…

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Amazing Race Prize & Your Questions

“So what did you do with your winnings from The Amazing Race?” is probably the most common question we get asked recently. But when we asked this wonderful community if you had questions for us (WHEW…) you came up with…

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How To Make A Tassel Chandelier

On the day of writing this, it’s going to feel like 109 degrees outside here in North Carolina. I love the sun and hot weather, but even I will say it’s too hot to even think about being outside on…

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This Is Our Moon Landing

Five years before I was born, 650 million people worldwide, and 55 million in the United States, watched us walk on the moon. Everyone who was alive can tell you exactly where they were when it happened. It is widely…

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A Guide To Gen Z Slang

I’ll be honest, even though we consider ourselves well-versed in the ways of social media – we’re out of the loop with some of the sayings our Gen Z kids use. We published this video poking fun at ourselves trying to…

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