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Sometimes I crave math

Sometimes I feel desperate for mathematical answers.  I've never understood math - how there can only be one answer and one way to get there. I remember asking "why" so many times in my math courses and  always seemed to receive the frustrating response of "it's just what you do".  I was looking for the step by step rationale behind why I should plug these numbers in here and not there and never received a satisfying answer. Maybe my teacher didn't want to take the time to respond. Maybe she didn't have an answer. I'm convinced that's just how math is - no one knows why, it just is. Plain, to the point, predictable, and simple. For a long time I didn't...

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The table we need

It was never in the living room. Our lives happened around a slab of wood. Our kitchen table was a sacred space growing up. We did the hard work of developing our beliefs and our character, asked big questions and shared all of our dreams. We fumbled over apologies and worked on humbling ourselves enough to ask for help. It was the spot for homework, dinners, celebrations, mourning, building and mending relationships, and everything else in between. Our family loves to eat and we believe in the beauty of sitting around a table together. “We don't come to the table to fight or to defend. We don't come to prove or to conquer, to draw lines in the sand or to stir...

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It's your bedroom

My seven year old self loved the soft pink walls in my childhood home. My bedroom was a space that welcomed my imagination, my dreams, and all of my big seven year old emotions. From seven to seventy, we all need a space like this. One of the questions we get all of the time is how to easily shift the vibe of your space. Obviously there are many ways to do this, but one of the simplest ways is to change the color of your walls. Psychologists have found that certain colors have the ability to make us feel calmer and more at ease. When choosing colors for your bedroom, first consider using a neutral color that will go with a wide variety...

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Spring Eats

I forgot to pack a snack again. I don't have time to make snacks, they take too long. I haven't eaten all day. If you relate to any of these, you're not alone. I've said all of these in one week (haha). I understand the "my kids are first" mentality that many parents have. I feel that on a regular basis.So I decided to share some of my favorite snack recipes that have helped me prioritize my own health and well-being!   Grab a mason jar, or any other glass jar with a lid, and add a few spoonfuls of  yogurt (I like Stonyfield Organic Whole Milk Yogurt because it has probiotics) and then you can add any other toppings you like. Drizzle some honey, nut butter, berries, almonds, chia...

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Square or round?

If you find yourself stressing over room layouts or feel like giving up after two minutes of furniture shopping, take a deep breath. We are here for all of that. Welcome to the first of many guides. After receiving a lot of questions lately about room layouts, I decided to reveal some of my tips and tricks for choosing the right coffee table for your space (specifically when it comes to coordinating it with existing furniture).   As a general rule of thumb, you want your coffee table to be no more than 2-3 inches above or below your couch. It's best if they're close to the same height for functional and aesthetic reasons. If you're working with a standard couch (not a...

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