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Author Archive | Taylor Arras


Making space for grief

Let’s be honest: last night sucked. It started out great. We were at a party with a whole bunch of friends, people I really enjoy. I was having great conversations with folks and my kids were having a blast. It was a beautiful day and being outside felt like a gift. Towards the end of […]

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Downtown Dining Weeks are here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the Syracuse dining scene year! Downtown Dining Weeks begin Monday, February 18thand run through Sunday, March 3rd , and 47 downtown restaurants are participating! 37 of them are offering three course dinners for $30 or less (a steal!) and ten are offering lunches for $10 or less. So get […]

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One of my more hilarious breastfeeding experiences

Nostalgic for the moment

It’s been seven days since I breastfed my son for the last time. It wasn’t unexpected. My son is eighteen months. He was only eating in the mornings and my milk supply was already low. My husband and I are going to Puerto Rico in a few weeks without our kids to celebrate our anniversary, […]

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The joys of parenting

Last night was a big night for me. It wasn’t a fancy date night or a night out with the girls or a solid nine hours of sleep (someday that will happen, right?) Last night, I took my son to see his first musical. While I can’t claim to be the biggest musical lover in […]

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Decluttering 101

We are living in a world of stuff. The stuff is everywhere. It’s in stores. It’s in our closets and our basements and our garages.It’s on the side of the road. And the not-so-well-kept secret is that it is sucking up our time, our money, and our brainspace. How much time have I spent reorganizing […]

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