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While the Kids are Sleeping (well, actually giggling)

Summer seems to be tapering off around here with cooler temps, a bit of mugginess, and rainy days. As I sip on my tea and get cozy in our family room, I feel ready to return to more steady rhythms and enjoy the brisk fall in Minnesota. The boys are giggling and far from sleeping upstairs, but after a day like we had (could I say we all needed an attitude adjustment?), I am content to let them wear off their last giggles and hope that sleep will visit soon. Update: Luke has actually come down approximately 1, 248 times while I've been writing this post.

After months of change and settling into life here, I finally feel like old house rhythms are coming back. There's soup simmering on the oven, candles flickering, and rooms getting organized (that always helps me feel a little more grounded after moving!). In a few weeks, Luke will start preschool for a few hours a week, and we'll also do some learning at home with the Peaceful Preschool curriculum (if making apple crisp is…

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