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In The City Collection is perfect for moms who love boho chic style.

My new life in Vermont started a few months ago. We've been transitioning from city life to rural mountain life while we deal with COVID isolation. A lot of the joy I get from clothing has been absent. I'm homeschooling and puppy training and keeping my family going. I'm so excited to have a reason to talk about clothes again. I'm so excited to share these fall fashions from a new designer who knows how moms dress.  In The City Launch My friend Brianne, the mom and mastermind behind Stroller In the City, has a new capsule launch. The pieces launch today and are available via Shopify at StrollerInTheCity.com. Brianne and I have been friends for a decade and I've...

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Incorporating Classroom Traditions to Build Classroom Community

Every year that I walk into a classroom, I have the same goal: build our class into warm, welcoming community that functions like a great, big extended family. The goal is to take 20 to 30 people who might not know each other, who might not have a single thing in common, and who might not always get along, and bring them together in a way that they look forward to being together, support and encourage one another and help each other through the learning process. It might be a lofty goal, but it’s an important one that helps to create an overall safe and effective learning environment. Here are some of my favorite tried and true activities to help...

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When I am twelve years old, my mother asks if I have ever been molested by a relative. Yes, I say. She begins to ask who it was, then stops herself. Just tell me, she says, if he’s been through the temple. Mormons go through the temple when they become adults, usually just before they marry or go on a mission. It is a particularly sacred rite: you must complete a set of interviews with the bishop and the stake president before you are given a temple recommend, a white card many Mormons carry in their wallets, certification of righteousness. I will never go through the temple, never achieve that level of righteousness as an adult. By the time I...

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Minimalist travel is all the rage these days

Whether you are heading for a weekend getaway or trying to tick off one of the major items on your Travel Bucket list, people are looking for ways to pack lighter and smarter. Perhaps this is due to all the extra fees that are being tacked on by airlines. Or maybe it is because carrying around tons of extra gear is getting harder as we get older. Either way, downsizing luggage into a minimalist travel backpack may be the answer we all need. Briefly indulge us and let us paint a picture of when we failed with a luggage choice. In April of 2017, we went on an epic adventure across Scotland, England, & Wales. We were pumped! But in...

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Appaman Fall Collection for Stylish Kids

Five of our favorite fall styles from the Brooklyn design team at Appaman for kids from tots to tweens.Did you do any back to school shopping this year? I know it's been a weird start for many of us, but sticking with traditions, like new school clothes, can really help to normalize the situation. We've been adding Appaman pieces to our girls' closets for more than a decade. This fall is no different, once again, Appaman has the coolest clothes for stylish kids. Find out what's on our wish list. Related: 5 ways to put a positive spin on back to schoolAppaman knows how to make kids clothing cool. It's not by loading it with glitter and gimmicks--it's by making clothes...

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