Category: Family

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101 Spring Cleaning Tips

It’s the time of year for spring cleaning again. Here are 101 Spring Cleaning Tips to help you up your cleaning game. This list of tips is split into helpful categories based on the area of the home to be cleaned. Are you looking for ideas using common or natural household items in your spring cleaning? Maybe you need tips for getting the job done more efficiently or finding the spots that are commonly forgotten. You’ll even find ideas for getting more organized. This complete spring cleaning list has you covered. Take a look and find ways to help you get started and...

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♫ Mom Is Great! ♫ Gives Me Kiwi Crate! ♫

This post contains affiliate links from Kiwi Crate, and Dish-y.com may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking through those links. However, all opinions are my own, and I have purchased a subscription to obtain a paid customer experience from Kiwi Crate. “I want to be a builder when I grow up.” said Cooper. “You don’t have to wait until you grow up!” I replied. My intentions were golden, but seconds later I realized that I now had to plan some sort of activity that would make the kid feel like he was a builder. I couldn’t renege on that promise…...

Do You Believe in Signs? Today is the fourth anniversary of my dad's suicide, and this cardinal just showed up in my back porch. 0

Do You Believe In Signs? I Do. Here’s Why.

I’m sitting here this morning trying not to let my mind dwell on the fact that it’s been 4 years since the day that my dad took his own life. Even though through the grace of God I’ve found some semblance of peace with not having my dad around anymore, the anniversary date is always difficult, as is the day before since that was my parents’ wedding anniversary. So that’s where I’m at this morning. As Cooper, Veda and I are hanging around in the kitchen, finishing up breakfast and getting Cooper ready to go off to preschool this morning,...

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7 Things All Children of Single Parent Homes Have in Common

Growing up, I was child of a single parent home. My dad wasn’t around or even involved in any way. I don’t know the reasoning or thought process of him not being involved from one side or the other. I just know he wasn’t. And, honestly, lately I have decided that is enough for me. I’m a very introspective person and am constantly looking at things I do and trying to figure out why I do them. I’ve long since noticed these things in myself but recently noticed some other friends They’re used to fending for themselves. As a child...

If you’re having an experience like Dish-y Author Michelle's and feeling downright dreadfully uncomfortable during pregnancy, maybe it’s time to pull out the big guns and take hostage some reminiscent semblance of comfort. 0

Dreadfully Uncomfortable During Pregnancy? 9 Ultra Helpful Luxuries

Gosh, if it weren’t for the adorable results that I have running around the house, I’d say that I’m not very good at pregging. I know it’s common to be uncomfortable during pregnancy, but my experience seems like it surely would be worse than many. I’ve already written about my most ridiculous pregnancy experiences, and that article details many of my worst pregnancy discomforts. You’ll get a few good laughs for the day if you check it out. If you’re having an experience like mine and feeling downright dreadfully uncomfortable during pregnancy, maybe it’s time to pull out the big...

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If I Could Take a Mulligan on My First Pregnancy

If I could take a mulligan on my first pregnancy, there are a few things I’d like to take a second shot at doing better. Setting up the reasons for a second shot at my first pregnancy My first pregnancy resulted in a c-section. The possibility of going through a cesarean came as a total shock to me at 32 weeks when my third diagnostic ultrasound revealed that my son had found himself in a comfortable breech position. I was totally unprepared for that news, despite the fact that a friend of mine had just gone through the same experience...

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The Ultimate Guests’ Guide for Thanksgiving

Chances are if you’re not hosting Thanksgiving in your home, you’ll be attending a dinner at someone else’s house. It can be intimidating showing up to a Thanksgiving dinner with friends. Do I bring a dish? Do I know what my host’s hospitality agreement is and what that even means? Well, fear not, friends. Here is your ultimate guide to being the best guest at Thanksgiving dinner.   Always Ask Before Bringing a Dish or Dessert-I mentioned this in my previous post, but for hosts Thanksgiving is their Super Bowl. Chefs love to determine the menu well in advance. Some...

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13 Rules to Live By When Hosting Thanksgiving

It can be a little daunting hosting Thanksgiving at your home. Will the turkey explode into a dried mess when you cut into it? Will your drunk uncle go off on a tangent about those Starbucks cups? Will people like the new chef-y recipe you came up with for stuffing stuffed artichokes? I have now hosted Thanksgiving in my home for the last three years. Here are a few rules to live by to make sure you end the day with your sanity and everything turns out beautifully. Determine Your Menu Well in Advance First, brainstorm your menu. If you...

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What I plan to do about racism

The sermon at church last weekend was on the topic of racism. It was another powerful message that I have become accustomed to expecting from Grace Church. Then this morning, I read a thought-provoking article by John Metta, who recently delivered a sermon on the same topic. At the end of his article, he poses the question: “White people are in a position of power in this country because of racism. The question is: Are they brave enough to use that power to speak against the system that gave it to them?” I, like the author, do not necessarily like talking about...

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5 Life Lessons from an Overcommitted Mom

“Whatever you do, don’t get pregnant.” This was the advice given to me when I began a doctoral program. I was also working full-time. My day job had an hour commute each way, periodic international travel, and frequent 60-hour work weeks. This was fantastic advice. Of course I didn’t listen. Over the years, I’ve met people who combined work and grad school. I’ve met people who combined parenting and grad school.  And I met one woman who combined parenting, work, and grad school (fist bump to you, lady).  I never met a person who did all three while traveling throughout...