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Posts by Ali Cummins:

Texting with Story

I have to admit, when Lesley told me that she was getting a cell phone for Story’s birthday, I had my reservations. The world is a scary place online these days, and even though all of our girls have access to electronics, they have not yet had access to a platform that could post their thoughts to the whole world. I know Lesley is no fool and would never give Story that kind of access even with a smartphone in hand. Still, she’s one step closer to that world, and it’s scary. (more…)

Sweet Potato Dream Muffins with Maple Butter

This weekend, I found myself with a surplus of potatoes. My parents were leaving for a three-week trip and were offloading their perishable items. I was one of the last to visit their house that weekend and ended up with at least five pounds of potatoes. Added to the ones I already had at home, I had roughly seven pounds of potatoes and one pound of sweet potatoes. What was a girl to do? Cook, of course. (more…)

Introducing our new adventure

Lesley and I are both very busy women. We are both single moms, hardworking breadwinners, housekeepers, pet owners, and prioritize time for family and friends. Some days it is hard to fit in everything that needs to be done. How we find ourselves in any conversations about wild schemes that will take up even more of our time, I don’t know. Still, we always do. I blame Lesley, of course. After all, if it weren’t for her, NHN wouldn’t be. This weekend, we introduced yet another adventure into our lives. Welcome, Terrari and the Fairy. (more…)

Artichoke and Feta Hummus (without Tahini)

The girls’ new activities are in full swing. Maddie is on her way to become a world-renowned violinist, and both girls are on their journey to be celebrated dancers. Okay, maybe not. Still, our schedule is full of lessons and practices. And we haven’t even added Riley’s harp lessons yet! (more…)