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The Cork Board · 5d ago

Transracial Adoption and Charlottesville

Of the 14 people that have lived in our house over the last decade, only 3 are White. The rest are Black or Asian or some combination. I’ve experienced forms of racism and discrimination for as long as I can remember, and I’m Asian living near a fair...
The Cork Board · 1W ago

Paleo Sourdough Sandwich Bread

When I tell folks about eating Paleo, I usually say, “Focus on what you CAN eat rather on finding substitutes for what you can’t.” But sometimes you just need a solid bread substitute. In the past, we’ve found that Paleo breads were either too dense ...
The Cork Board · 3W ago

A Decision Flowchart for Parents

One of the things connected parenting has helped me realize is that my fears and anxieties are really my own worst enemies. They cause me to react rather than respond and die on parenting hills probably not worth dying over. There's nothing like an e...
The Cork Board · 3W ago

Quick and Dirty Stain Tip

(Post title pun intended…so sorry ;)) Do you remember when Stain Stick was a big thing? Do...
The Cork Board · 1M ago

how UNCONDITIONAL should LOVE be?

I’m currently in a mental battle that has been going on for the better part of a year. “How unconditional should love really be?” Or maybe the better question, “Does unconditional love equal unconditional relationship on the other person’s terms?” I’...
The Cork Board · 1M ago

How to wake up a teenager

What I Envisioned He would get up by 10AM because that’s the rule we all agreed upon. #sillyme What really happened He would “forget” to set an alarm or set it on the iPAD and then leave it somewhere around the house where it would annoy all of us at...
The Cork Board · 1M ago

Grain-free flatbread pizza OR crazy-ish bread

If you subscribe to the theory that bread and cheese are the hardest things on our digestive systems because of the gluten, lactose, and casein, then pizza is absolute worst invention E.V.E.R…except that it’s so much fun to eat! In my book, there is ...
The Cork Board · 2M ago

Summer of Six

I’m one of those moms who loves summer. I think it’s because we homeschool, but I honestly can’t remember if I loved summer when my kids were in school. I love that there aren’t lessons to p...
The Cork Board · 2M ago

The Ultimate Bug Blend

You know you’re a mosquito magnet when other people use you as their insect repellent. That would be me. One summer, an Independence Day gathering, I was standing outside waiting for the fireworks so start when I announced that I was being eaten aliv...
The Cork Board · 2M ago

The 6th Love Language

I think I discovered my new love language—a weekend alone at home. (With 2 other extended family units living on the other side of the kitchen, I’m not technically “alone,” but I have no humans for whom I am responsible besides moi. This pseudo-alone...