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No Presents Please

“No presents please!” is a phrase I’m seeing more often than not on the many birthday party invitations flooding my son’s social calendar. With most schools now requiring inclusion for such events, the number of presents being purchased adds up. I find it daunting, however, to arrive at any event empty-handed. It feels particularly daunting […]

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Rhubarb Angel Food Recipe

Easter Double Rhubarb Angel Food Cake

There’s nothing sweeter than little boys and girls dressed up in their Sunday best, toting little pastel baskets, and searching for candy-filled eggs hiding in plain site – except, maybe, for this rhubarb cake recipe. This recipe screams spring, from the light layers of angel food cake to the cloud-like whipped cream icing. The rhubarb […]

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New Soups for the New Year

New Soups for the New Year

With the passing of another year, comes new ambitions, goals, and resolutions for the new one. Inevitably, at the top of everyone’s list, are health and diet-based changes. Plump from holiday partying and feasting, cutting back on fat and calories is at the forefront of minds when it comes to winter meal planning. There’s nothing […]

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Christmas Cookie Recipe

Cookies are for Baking: Hazelnut Thumbprints

I know it can be next to impossible to find time to do something relatively time-consuming, like baking cookies, this time of year, but cookies (and Christmas) are for baking!  Some of my fondest memories are of spending the entire day(s) holed up in the kitchen with my quite ambitious mom who intricately tied little […]

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Potty Training for the Lazy Mom...| Atlanta Area Moms Blog

Potty Training for the Lazy Mom…

With the real deadline 2 months away, I decided to go with the slow and steady wins the race mentality for potty training. Don’t rush them through childhood people say, they grow up so quickly. Surely this applies to this situation as well? Nana gave us an ultimatum. He must be potty trained by the time we […]

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Semi-Homemade Grilled Pizettas | Atlanta Area Moms Blog

Semi-Homemade Grilled Pizzettas

Let’s be honest, your summer is better spent cooling down by the pool, not holed up in a hot kitchen. So when it comes to mealtime, you need something easy to assemble and preferably grilled so even your husband can handle dinner. These pizzas can be thrown together quickly with ingredients from your local farmer’s […]

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Tackling summer isn't always easy. Here are some summertime essentials to keep mom looking as stylish and feeling as fresh as possible!  

Summer Essentials

Tackling summer isn’t always easy. Camp packing lists are as long as the day and the hot Atlanta sun means our kiddos aren’t the only ones in need of a splash pad to park on. Activities abound but can leave you feeling and looking soggy as a swim diaper. Here are some of my summertime essentials to keep […]

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