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Helloooooooo, fall. Is it crisp where you are yet? We hope so, because there’s nothing better, is there?

To help you get in the mood for fall weather, food, fun, and fashion, we’ve rounded up a few posts from the archives. Enjoy!

Falling Leaves Craft For Kids

Our friend Sarah of bluegrass redhead shared this sweet kids craft two years ago and it remains a hit. 

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How To Organize Off-Season Clothes And Hand-Me-Downs

If you haven’t switched out your clothing yet to prepare for colder weather, you might want to give this post a read. 

seasonal clothing swap

Meat, Soup, Apples, and Caramel

We love eating seasonally whenever possible, and colder weather means hearty soups and big ol’ cuts of meat. And, of course, all those apples have to get used up somehow!

4 Easy, Inexpensive “Big Old Hunk-O-Meat” Dinners + Leftover Ideas  

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Lentil Soup With Italian Sausage And Vegetables 

Lentil Soup, Italian Sausage, recipe
Quick & Easy Apple Hand Pies With Salted Caramel

apple hand pie with salted caramel

Fall Fashion Must-Haves

If you missed this week’s episode of The Home Hour, you haven’t yet heard Shana of The Mom Edit give all of us permission to wear stretch pants as regular clothes this season. Get Shana’s great, practical advice on everything from hats to boots to jeans for a comfy, cool look this fall. 

Fall Fashion Collage

Happy Fall, everyone!

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Want to focus on YOU this fall? Join me for Beyond Baby Boot Camp (It’s FREE!)

by Meagan Francis September 15, 2014
Want to focus on YOU this fall? Join me for Beyond Baby Boot Camp (It's FREE!)

How’s this for irony? The very morning I was set for an early launch of Beyond Baby Boot Camp, a free program meant to both celebrate the freedom and space we start to experience as our children get older, while also urging us to use that newfound time and energy well…my daughter crept into my bed in the […]

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Sexy Times Are Here Again: A Primer For Parents Who Aren’t Getting Any

by Meagan Francis September 12, 2014
Sexy Times Are Here Again: A Primer For Parents Who Aren't Getting Any

Friends, it’s time for me to get real with you. I admit it: I’ve been holding back. When readers have asked how my husband and I have kept our marriage strong through 17 years, divorce, remarriage, and five children, I’ve mostly talked about the emotional stuff: respect, partnership, friendship, forgiveness, support, trust; and the practical stuff, like strategies for making time […]

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Back To School: The New Year For Moms!

by Meagan Francis September 2, 2014
Back To School: The New Year For Moms!

Can you believe it?? All of my kids – all five of my kids – are in school all day, all week, all at the same time, for the first time in my life as a mother. That’s close to seventeen years. I almost don’t know what to do with myself. It was bittersweet dropping […]

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30-50% off ModCloth Swimsuits: Made For a Mom’s Body!

by Meagan Francis July 23, 2014
30-50% off ModCloth Swimsuits: Made For a Mom's Body!

I generally don’t take pictures of myself in a swimsuit and then post them on the Internet.  And when I say “I don’t generally” I mean “It has literally never happened before this summer.” Let’s be honest here: I’m pretty happy with the way I look, but usually the better I feel about myself is […]

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On home envy, destiny, and being open to possibilities.

by Meagan Francis June 29, 2014
On home envy, destiny, and being open to possibilities.

Four or five years ago, when we had recently moved to our little city and I was spending hours weekly poring over real-estate listings, I fell in love with a white Colonial house for sale, just a few blocks from my kids’ elementary school. Full of charm and brimming with built-ins, it was just the right […]

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Learning to embrace solitude (even when it comes with sadness)

by Meagan Francis June 22, 2014
Learning to embrace solitude (even when it comes with sadness)

One recent weekday afternoon, I found myself in a completely quiet house. Clara was spending the day with my mother-in-law, Jon was with clients, and all the boys were finishing up their last week of school. The weather was perfect: 75 degrees, sunny, and clear. I’d planned to go to the gym, but the outdoors was calling, so instead I […]

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People will remember how you made them feel.

by Meagan Francis June 1, 2014
People will remember how you made them feel.

Every Sunday morning I share a moment from my week and something it illustrated about motherhood, family life, or simply being human. I invite you to set aside a moment out of your weekend for reflection and join me for Sunday Morning Tea. -Meagan Going by the book, I haven’t been a very good mom lately. I’ve […]

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Learning to embrace the ordinary

by Meagan Francis May 18, 2014
Learning to embrace the ordinary

Every Sunday morning I share a moment from my week and something it illustrated about motherhood, family life, or simply being human. I invite you to set aside a moment out of your weekend for reflection and join me for Sunday Morning Tea. -Meagan  This was the scene from Big Sur, California, last Tuesday morning […]

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On spending Mother’s Day without the kids

by Meagan Francis May 11, 2014
On spending Mother's Day without the kids

Every Sunday morning I share a moment from my week and something it illustrated about motherhood, family life, or simply being human. I invite you to set aside a moment out of your weekend for reflection and join me for Sunday Morning Tea. -Meagan When I got an email from a parents group in Monterey […]

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