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An Unwelcome House Guest

Written by Justin posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Home

This week we (99% Dawn – 1% Me) started potty training the twins. A task which has gone stunningly well and one we thought would be tougher than treading quicksand. Somehow though, this turned out to be the least of our problems. If you have not been following along on Twitter, here’s the skinny. Some…



Written by Justin posted on Aug 22, 2013 in Home

Since the moment we moved to the block in March of 2012 our neighbors have made us feel as if we were life-long residents.  Many of whom have been living on the block much longer than my lifetime.  They easily could have written us off as young disruptors.  With 4 kids under the age of…


No Meat Mondays

Written by Justin posted on May 21, 2013 in Family, Home

Over the past six months or so we have started up a new weekly tradition around the Grimm Household, No Meat Monday. It’s as simple as it sounds. On Monday’s, we do our darndest to do things up vegetarian style. The menu differs but embraces eating grains, pasta, vegetables and protein substitutes. Dawn has come…


This Time Last Year

Written by Justin posted on Mar 17, 2013 in Home

Everyone in Chicagoland seems to be talking about the big difference in weather patterns between this year and last. Dawn made the aptly stated point, at this time last year we were moving and getting settled into our new home. And how she would have gladly traded this weeks 30-40′ stretch of temperatures with last…