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Thank You

Yesterday got me. You all showed up. Thank you. People pushed back nap times, rushed over before games and other events, brought newborns out for their first mall visits; people shared my stuff, helped me set up my stuff (and by “helped,” I mean, they just...

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Different and Same

  This is one of Pat's sisters hugging my girl. His sister has special needs and my kids have always, somehow, understood this without too much explanation. Sometimes though, especially now as my children have gotten older, they have loving and beautiful questions about her. Curiosity, especially...

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New Stuff!

Listen, my kids can get to me as much as anybody’s can, but the truth is the same for me as it is for most of you: I really wanted them and I really love them. I don’t really remember what it was like before...

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Come See Me at West Elm!

My prints will be for sale at West Elm in Oakbrook on Saturday, October 17th from 2pm until 8pm. Will you come and say hi to me? Here’s how I’d love to make it seem: I just whipped up these prints with my words and stores...

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Before You Go….

I took this picture when these two said goodbye to each other on her first day of school this week. It is the most beautiful moment I’ve got for the week with 0.0 other contenders. Of course that is probably not true, but I like...

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Errands with A Two-Year-Old (in Pictures)

"Last stop.  Just going to run in and get what we need," we say.  "No biggie.  It'll only take a second.  We'll run in and run out.  Come on, Little Buddies." You guys, it is just never that when they are with us.  I present to...

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Have Kids, Will Travel

I am completely aware that a vacation with kids is not even remotely the same as a vacation without kids (this is the whole vacation versus trip debate). To me, this is not something that needs to be acknowledged, though, because there is nothing that...

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