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Maybe Soup will Help – Dad

Maybe Soup will Help – Dad 2448 3263 Beth Behrendt

Maybe Soup will Help – Dad My dad died unexpectedly a few months ago. He was a secure anchor in our lives and we’re all still somewhat adrift in the…

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TV. Party. Food.

TV. Party. Food. 2560 1707 Beth Behrendt

Super Bowl. Grammys. Oscars. ACC Championship (Go Tarheels!) — this time of year brings tons of TV-related social events.

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San Diego

San Diego 2448 3264 Beth Behrendt

Almost spring here in the great Midwest! But, some days…. not so much. It was 32 degrees and snowy just yesterday. It’s APRIL 11TH, for goodness’ sakes! So … seemed…

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas.

Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas. 1707 2560 Beth Behrendt

Need an idea TODAY for something to contribute to the Thanksgiving Feast TOMORROW? Here are some!

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Taco Night!

Taco Night! 2560 1707 Beth Behrendt

Everybody does Taco Night at their house, right? No big deal. Super popular with the kids.

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A few days in the life..

A few days in the life.. 2560 1774 Beth Behrendt

… of us.

I am really trying to be better about making real dinners for the boys.It’s super important to me that we have regular time together that does NOT involve homework, technology, driving around in the car, or sitting in bleachers.

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Real Christmas — Redux

Real Christmas — Redux 2281 2986 Beth Behrendt

Understandably, holiday traditions may take a bit of a hit when a family goes through divorce. It was very important to Bill and me — this being our first holiday in our “new normal…

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Real Life. For 5.

Real Life. For 5. 2560 1707 Beth Behrendt

I hate to bring up the Gwyneth thing again (really, I do), but — bear with me, this is going to loop back to food eventually — remember her big news? Anyone with a passing interest in pop-culture (or anyone who fairly regularly just ends up stuck in grocery store lines staring at magazine covers) probably recalls all the cover time Gwyneth got in March 2014 with her announcement that she and her rockstar husband, Chris Martin of Coldplay fame, were going through a “conscious uncoupling”.

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The last two.

The last two. 2560 1707 Beth Behrendt

“Two what?,” you ask?The last two dinners from my list of 6 easy, boy-pleasing “real” dinners, silly! You know, the things I cook over and over again.

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Cookout? Apps and a side.

Cookout? Apps and a side. 1707 2560 Beth Behrendt

We have only recently come through the longest winterin the history of human occupation of the Midwest. (I am not kidding. My birthday is mid-May and I wore a leather coat and boots to go out to celebrate —  and I was still cold.

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