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Planning for a Second Child

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Author: Liz Moorhead

When we first married, my husband and I discussed the possibility of children. We both agreed that while we wanted to have them “someday,” it was much too soon. I was fairly young, we both had just started our careers, and we were newlyweds. “Maybe in five years,” was our agreement.

At least, it was. Then, just a few short months into our marriage, we found out that I was pregnant. That five-year plan went out the window, and many of our other carefully laid plans were also changed as a result.

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Storage Organziation in Three Simple Steps

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Author: Karin @ 7Gen

I grew up with baskets on the floor, sitting fat in the corners or at the edge of furniture. They even found their ways into comfortable homes on the windowsills, where they’d fill up with nickels, pencils, hair-ties and invariably dust. This was our storage process.

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Party Planning for the Toddler Set

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Author: Liz Moorhead

For the third time this week, I sit down to plan my son’s third birthday. The task seems much larger than a simple party for a handful of toddlers, particularly if I spend any time at all on Pinterest or inspiration blogs. But this giant, looming job of preparing to feed and entertain children has to be done, and quickly, because his birthday is in a few short weeks.

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Repairing Clothes the Fashionable Way

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Author: Karin @ 7Gen

One thing I didn’t need as I rushed to get dressed for work was the horrible ripping sound as I shoved my arm too quickly into my sweater. Not only would I need to find another outfit (and be actually late) but I’d have to say goodbye to my favorite sweater – or would I?

Just because something’s ripped, I reasoned, doesn’t mean it can’t be fixed. And what I discovered was that not only could I fix my unfortunate clothing, but that visible repairs can be quite fashionable. These four techniques make patching clothes an artful experiment rather than a chore.

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Recipes We Love: Butternut Squash Spread

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Author: Andrea Todd

Winter squash is delicious, and it is a staple of winter cuisine due to store-ability and hardiness. I often find myself with a buildup of squash in my winter CSA, and I seek new ways to prepare it. Baking a squash enables me to use it in a recipe, and store the mashed up squash for another day. Butternut squash is a winter meal staple, but it can be so much more! It is mildly sweet, moist, and versatile--good for soups, roasting, mashes, pies, etc. This recipe and preparation is a way to enjoy butternut any time of the year.

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Keeping the Winter Blues Away

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Author: greenwrite

The winter of our first year in Vermont was one of the coldest on record. It's also the winter we built a "beach" in the basement -- an old waterbed frame lined with plastic, a few bags of play sand, a couple of heat lamps and a some beach chairs. Add in a little island music and we had an escape that got us through until spring.

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Just Beet It!

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Author: Andrea Todd

There are so many ways to enjoy beets throughout the year--fresh from the ground with leafy tops and tender roots, or in mid-winter as the hardy roots store well in the cold and are often central components to winter CSA's. This recipe and variations utilizes the root. The sweet and earthy root is nicely balanced with the salty feta, and the greens just make it look and taste good.

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Crockpot Recipes to Share

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Author: Seventh Generation

The best escape on these sub-zero evenings? Something warm and delicious ready and waiting in your crock pot. These favorites from Cooking Light prove that there's nothing quite like comfort food to bring the family together.

Pesto Lasagna with Spinach and Mushrooms

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Diaper Fit Guide

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Author: Seventh Generation

If you have a baby in the house, you'll be changing diapers as many as 10 times a day! That adds up to as many as 70 diapers a week, 280 or more diapers a month, and close to 3360 diapers during the first year. With an investment that big, it pays to become a diaper fit expert as early as you can.

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Recipes We Love: Curried Kabocha and Kale

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Author: Andrea Todd

A common winter squash is butternut, but kabocha can be a nice alternative or way to mix up the winter squash cuisine. Kabocha is a beautiful orange or green squash that is firm and savory. It has an orange flesh, and because it holds its form easily, it can be used in a variety of recipes--soups, stews, roasted, baked, etc.

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