Autumn Dinner Party Tips and Essentials

 

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but sometimes in the craziness of life,  weeks and months seem to get filled up and fly by without much quality time spent with friends and family.  What used to be hanging out every weekend when we were single or newly married, is basically a couple times a year now that many of us have children of our own.  We have one group of friends in particular who are pretty much zero maintenance- meaning no one really cares if our homes are spotless when we visit, and eating dinner together usually means ordering pizza or wings.

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4 Ways to Move from being a Stepdad to a Dad

Today’s post is brought to you by an old friend of mine.  For a time in our life, Chuck and I were partners in crime and best buds.  He is now happily married to his wonderful wife, Christine, and together they write their own blog, Wonderful Joy, about faith, family, and home. In marrying Christine, he also inherited her two children from her previous marriage. In this post, Chuck discusses how he went from being an “outsider” in this established family of three, to a full-on dad and integral part of a new family.

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Organize It!

Organize it

If you read last week’s guest post, I featured entrepreneur and blogger Melissa Bowens and her company “When Life.”  Well, to spin-off of the the old saying that inspired her mission, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” I’d like to give you my own version of this motto:

“When pregnancy gives you crazy organizational nesting energy, make an online course.”

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