Articles written by Mara Shapiro

Summer Camp Packing Tips from a Pro

By: Mara Shapiro

  No more pencils, no more books   No more teachers dirty looks   No more math and history,   Summer time has set us free   Are you ready for the summer?   Are you ready for the good times?   (Are you Ready for the Summer, Theme Song, Meatballs)   It’s almost that

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Fall Warmers: Delicious and Warming Harvest Vegetable Soup

By: Mara Shapiro

  The temperatures are dropping and my people need warming up. We’re coming in from the cold, it’s already dark, and we’re tired and hungry. We need something to eat and a big bowl of soup is just the ticket.   Hearty, nourishing, and comforting, a meal-in-a-bowl is where it’s at when the leaves begin

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A Make Ahead Meal that Shows You Care

By: Mara Shapiro

It’s hard to believe, but the lazy, hazy days of summer are a not-so-distant memory. The grind of the school year is now upon us. Boy, my memory is short. I forgot what the hustle and bustle of fall is like. How about you? I know I’m not alone in this.   You’d think things

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Tales from Laundry Mountain… Living the Good Life with Good Machines

By: Mara Shapiro

I joke that I live on laundry mountain. But it’s actually not that funny.   It’s because I’m terrible at laundry. Which is sad, because I actually like doing it.   It’s hard to put it to words, but a stack of neatly folded t-shirts next to a pile of rolled sport socks just warms

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Falling into Fall: Thanksgiving Recipe

By: Mara Shapiro

Autumn is such a lovely time of year. Who doesn’t love tramping through the leaves, breathing in fresh air, and building up an appetite for the comfort food that’s synonymous with the season? To me, one of the best parts about Autumn is that Thanksgiving is right smack in the middle. What better time to

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