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What I’m Thankful For During Quarantine

What I’m Thankful For During Quarantine

Quarantine may be winding down for some, but for us we are still under #stayhome orders for a while. The ongoing nature of social isolation can be overbearing. Recently when we were anticipating a lift of these stay home orders, I wrote about what I was looking forward to after quarantine. However, I found myself wistfully thinking about what I’d miss at the same time. So today I’m here to document what I’m thankful for during quarantine. Just Be Slower…

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Disney’s PCH Grill French Toast

Disney’s PCH Grill French Toast

2020 has been quite the year so far. With everyone needing a little inspirational touch of magic during the #stayhome movement Disney Parks stepped up to the plate. Not the baseball kind of plate, the dining kind of plate, which we all certainly love Disney for. They posted recipes of some of their park favorites during quarantine and we tried one! Just in time for an at-home Mother’s Day, here is Disney’s PCH Grill Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana French Toast….

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Non Custodial Parenting During the Coronavirus

Non Custodial Parenting During the Coronavirus

Noncustodial parenting during coronavirus. Not a topic I intended or ever imagined would be a thing. With all the uncertainty in the world and much disruption to our daily lives and habits, I felt compelled to make a post. Right now anxiety is high and questions run rampant for many families. Even more so for those in divorced or separated family situations. As you may know, I too am in such a situation. Likewise, I am having the questions, anxiety,…

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Kid Friendly Charcuterie

Kid Friendly Charcuterie

Call it charcuterie, snack boards, meat and cheese boards, whatever you will, these simple platters of tasty finger foods have burst into popularity. We’ve probably always seen them as party buffet staples, but these days they have elevated to elegance. Thing is though, when have you seen a kid happy and satisfied with any elegant food? I certainly haven’t. In fact, recently my oldest attended a rather posh dining experience with myself and friends where she laughed at all “the…

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Back To School As A Noncustodial Parent

Back To School As A Noncustodial Parent

Back to school time is an exciting time of year as children and families prepare for a new school year. It is filled with tours of schools, enrollment paperwork, shopping for supplies, and eager anticipation to learn about new teachers and more. Parents are often seen going through these processes with their children hand in hand. First day of school photos have become a trending feature with kids dressed their best and posing with their supplies or letterboard proclaiming their…

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Life After Losing Custody – 2019 Update

Life After Losing Custody – 2019 Update

I started this blog years ago at a time of a lot of change in my life.  Quickly it became a calming outlet to try and reach others like me.  I never thought there actually could be more like me.  In fact, I hoped there weren’t others like me.  Non-custodial mothers.  Over time it was clear I was not alone.  It was a bittersweet realization.  It caused hurt to my heart knowing too well the ailment of another mother, and…

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Being A Non-custodial Mother

Being A Non-custodial Mother

I remember the day vividly.  The day I lost custody of my little girl.  I knew it would probably end up this way, but nothing could have prepared me for being a non-custodial mother. Being a non-custodial mother is a rare breed.  So rare I thought I must be the only one.  I guess in a way I hoped I was the only one.  I would never wish this painful experience on any other mother. Alas, the world is a…

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Kid Approved Trail Mix

Kid Approved Trail Mix

  Kid approved trail mix was inspired by my kids. My always hungry, often picky, kids. We were gearing up for a summer road trip with 6+ hours of car confinement and I knew I had to roll out some new tricks to keep the vehicle peaceful. My kids are always clamoring for their next snack. A little bowl of goldfish, an apple, some cereal, any of it. Or all of it. It can be hard to keep snacks healthy…

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Being a Mother From a Distance

Being a Mother From a Distance

Beginning each blog about this topic is tough.  The voices in my head strike up their noise.  How did I end up here?  Has it been going on this long?  How much longer will it be?  Will I survive it?  How will this time and distance effect my daughter?  Will she ever be able to understand?  Being a mother from a distance is the worst. Being a mother from a distance is the last thing I ever planned to do. …

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Harry Potter Lightning Bolt Cupcakes

Harry Potter Lightning Bolt Cupcakes

Once more, it has been a while since I made a cupcake post.  I certainly make these tiny tasty treats more often than I blog about them.  My latest brought together two of my favorite things.  Harry Potter and cupcakes.  In celebration of the new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald movie coming out later this year, and the 20th anniversary of the books, there’s no time like now to plan the perfect themed treat.  Harry Potter Lightning Bolt Cupcakes…

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