Sweet Madeleine

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Book Giveaway #4!

Win a copy of All You Need Is Less by Madeleine Somerville!

Well folks, my book has officially been released! And thus, my promotional duties are almost done. (HA! Just kidding, they’ve only just begun! But this is (probably) the last giveaway I’ll run on the blog, so I’m going balls out with this one. Prepare yourself!)

Remember a while ago when I ran that delightful survey about how much book stuff to plaster on the blog, and a whopping 18% of you were…

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A sustainable Easter tradition (for “those” parents)

A sustainable Easter tradition (for “those” parents)

A sustainable Easter tradition by Sweet Madeleine

Adam and I sometimes struggle with the fact that we are, undeniably, ‘those’ parents. The ones that are all, No plastic! No sugar! No electronics!

I stand behind these crazy beliefs 100%, but I also sometimes worry that all of that taken together might be shouting No fun, either! from an outsiders perspective.

On one hand it kind of drives me nuts that cheaply made junk, refined sugar and…

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My boyfriend’s wife won giveaway #3!

My boyfriend’s wife won giveaway #3!

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Hey Allison, tell your husband that you won a copy of his girlfriend‘s book!

Congratulations! And thank you for sharing such a hilarious anecdote with me, it totally sounds like something Adam and I would do (and probably have done)!

Also: I like to bring it up every so often because I think it’s good for Adam to know I still have options, you know? STILL GOT IT.

Thank you to everyone else who…

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Spatial reasoning, toddler logic, and my man the artiste

Spatial reasoning, toddler logic, and my man the artiste

Compass Cardinal Directions by RandomsPrint on Etsy

Today I tried to drive to a grocery store three times, and not ONCE of those times did I actually make it there.

I have tried to blame the city’s layout, too much traffic, and my iPhone’s map function too, but I think it is becoming readily apparent that I lack both an internal compass and the most basic spatial reasoning skills.

I pull up a map…

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Book Giveaway #3!

All You Need Is Less by Madeleine Somerville

For this giveway I am taking my own advice: No long preamble this week, folks. And no fancy rafflecopter widget either. No hustling for social media boosts or re-posts; no shameless self-promotion (there will be plenty of time for that, so brace yourselves!)

My book was officially released today and instead of shouting from the rooftops I feel a little like whispering instead. I just want to be…

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Tantrums. Capital T.

I feel like I have really become a parent over this last weekend. Every so often you reach these milestones that you have read about, heard about, and spent far too much time worrying about and you have a sort of out-of-body experience. View high resolution

Tantrums. Capital T.

I feel like I have really become a parent over this last weekend. Every so often you reach these milestones that you have read about, heard about, and spent far too much time worrying about and you have a sort of out-of-body experience.

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