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How do you eat an elephant?

The night before my dad’s heart attack was a night full of foreshadowing. When I moved away from home, I naturally missed my dad from time to time. I couldn’t fall asleep without a tv show that reminded me of him playing in the background. Typically anything with Tim Allen, as he’s always reminded me […]

November 18, 2017

Family Album, Personal

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One Decade Old, And Real Mom Confessions

  Disclaimer: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. This post contains affiliate links. My first baby is 10. She entered this world as a blue-eyed beauty with the chubbiest little […]

February 22, 2017

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Feels Like Home

They learned to walk with sand between their toes, and for a time the ocean was their playground. Summertime brings them back to their roots. Sand castles are home. The waves crash over them and they remain steadfast. Fearless. How have I managed to raise such warriors? How can I cultivate that strength in a […]

August 9, 2016

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Brothers

Brothers. Four and three. These two are inseparable. As different as they are alike. One is calm, the other unrestrained. One prefers red, the other blue. Both delight in each other’s company. Hugs and wrestling matches are found in each other’s grasp. They torture and tickle. They imitate and mock. They cheer and cry. They fight. […]

June 27, 2014

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Auntie G

My aunt died. I’m sure there are a million other ways to kick off this post, but this is my current reality. It was sudden and unexpected, and I don’t know how else to grieve. It still doesn’t feel real. When I was little, you were the coolest person I knew. You worked at a […]

May 16, 2014

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Snow Day

We lived on tropical islands for the first 6 years of our lives together. Two were born in Hawaii. One was born in Okinawa, Japan. Today they experienced their very first real snow day. And I melted.

January 29, 2014

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Sidewalk Chalk

Mommy, draw hopscotch!” I think Bella learned about hopscotch from watchingMax & Ruby. I never really knew the right way to play. I always just hopped along, 1 foot-2 feet-1 foot-1 foot-2 feet-and back. But Bella picks up on everything. After I drew her hopscotch with the giant sidewalk chalk she got for her birthday, […]

February 21, 2010

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