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Lauren Tate

Tom and Lauren Tate met each other in college and fell in love (there may or may not have been alcohol involved). Years later, they got married, had a baby and now live happily in Southeastern PA with their little boy. Lauren manages the home, while Tom manages projects at a software company. While their interests range from cooking and working out (her) and playing guitar and video games (him), together they manage to maintain a blog, Little Old Home (

I have been a dad for 15 months. I won’t sugar coat anything – it’s a marathon. Sometimes you hit a stride and it’s smooth sailing, but at other times (3am, running on no sleep, the night before a big meeting at work) you hit the wall! Sleep deprivation, lack of patience, and a yearning …

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Forget the apples (and apple themed gifts).  Put down the “#1 Teacher” ornament. Step away from the baked goods (store bought OR homemade).  Show your child’s teacher that you truly appreciate them with a thoughtful gift! Here’s a list of eight great gift ideas for that special teacher! A Holiday Centerpiece A beautifully created floral centerpiece …

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Technically, I don’t even know if this qualifies as a DIY because I literally did nothing more than plug in a hot glue gun. Recently, my son discovered that the dishwasher is magnetic and has been having a lot of fun moving the magnets around on there.  Unfortunately, it seemed that the magnets might be scratching …

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