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What You Need to Host Thanksgiving

What do you need to host Thanksgiving dinner?  Well really, all you need is a meal, people to share it with, and a grateful heart.  After all, it’s a holiday about being thankful for what you have, not about feeling pressure to throw a perfect party. But, if you are hosting for the first time, […] Read more…

Meal Planning 101

Hi friends!  I’ve been back at school for a few weeks now, and I’m feeling a little more settled into our routine here at home.  The transition from summer to school in the fall can be hard, but I’ve found one thing that helps me stay organized and keep my sanity: meal planning!  Just a small […] Read more…

How I Organize Mail

Hi friends!  Sweet Maple Lane is officially back to school, which means our schedules are busy, busy, busy!  Open house, practice, daycare, cross-country meets, you name it.  I’m always looking for any way to streamline things and make life run a little more smoothly.  One thing I always struggle to organize is the mail and […] Read more…

10 Classics to Read as an Adult

As summer winds to a close, Sweet Maple Lane is getting ready to go back to school.  My husband and I both teach high school English and are super lucky and grateful to spend the summer home with our kids.  With two English teachers in the house, we do a lot of reading, both at […] Read more…

The Perfect Purse for Moms

If you’re anything like me, you change purses a lot. I’m always looking for the perfect blend of style, organization, and comfort.  With two toddlers, a full time job, and a busy life, my purse has to work for me. After using a bazillion different purses in my life, I think I’ve found it.  The perfect […] Read more…

Why I Love My Kindle and What I Use it For

I bought a Kindle a few months ago, and I use it almost every day.  If you don’t have a Kindle, you should really think about buying one!  Here is why I love my Kindle and what I use it for most. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links.  This means that I […] Read more…