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Kristen Kehl

The Family Bed

I didn’t really plan to be a co-sleeping parent, it just happened organically. As a newborn, both my kids slumber in sleep baskets in the bed with my husband and me. They both transitioned to their own rooms in a crib, after six weeks or so. We read the books and followed the to-do’s of sleep safety like every parent should. It was around four months old when…

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Curvy Corner
Natalie Martinez

Nat’s Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Craving Loaded Baked Potato Soup but not all of the calories? This recipe is naturally wheat free, and can easily be made to be vegetarian and even vegan! There is no need for a roux with bleached flour because the natural starches in potatoes help thicken the stock, and blending cooked potatoes helps create a thick and creamy base.

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Kristen Kehl

Why My Toddler Is Whining

“Mommy. No! That’s teddy’s blanket,” she whines to me. The blanket she is referring to is a striped burp cloth draped over my shoulder, which was indeed Teddy’s blanket last night. “It’s okay honey, Teddy said I could borrow it.” I have to tread lightly with this one because, Teddy is territorial of his belongings. “Noooooooo!” She wails, as the tears start streaming down her face.

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Recipes
Kristen Kehl

Cranberry Brie Appetizer

Good food and the holidays are synonymous. Sure, we celebrate with family, gather together to share gifts and memories, but the one thing that is always constant: are the delicious family recipes.. So, I’d like to share my favorite holiday appetizer, which is simple to make and a total crowd pleaser.

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Kim Bryant

Reflections of a Conflicted Step-Grandparent

It’s mid-morning on a sunny Saturday, and I am chilling in my bedroom, reading a Sue Grafton murder mystery. The double bedroom doors are wide open and a little voice just piped, “Hi, Miss Kim,” at the doorway as my seven-year-old bonus granddaughter headed to her new room at my house to get something.

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Kelly Miller

Granny Gram – The New Edition

After living, what I can only describe as turbulent single motherhood, I have earned the right to enjoy my grandchildren. Watching my family expand rebuilds a purpose and vigor I have been missing.

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Kara Greco

Our Journey

Our Journey began with a brief message about simple interests. This quickly blossomed into curiosity and friendship. Friendship doesn’t usually come easy between a man and a woman, but for us it was simple.  We exchanged pleasantries, while learning more about each other, our likes, dislikes, hobbies, and fascinations. We learned quickly on that…

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Recipes
Kristen Palmer

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds – A Salty Halloween Treat

Carving pumpkins is so much fun and one of Halloween’s best traditions, but in my house the roasting pumpkin seeds is our favored event. Years ago, a friend of mine brought in some homemade toasted pumpkin seeds to work, and I have been addicted ever since.

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Kristen Kehl

Your Side of the Bed

Another day spent in bed, my new normal. I wasn’t sick when we met, or perhaps a more accurate statement would be, that I didn’t know I was sick when we met. Six years ago you met a fun brunette at a movie theater for a first date. We spent hours talking in the parking lot after the movie and kissed just before we parted for the night.

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