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The Sweet Spot

  It was 7 degrees outside when we walked inside this conservatory.  We saw color, we started sweating, we felt like we were a family of Dorothys stepping out of black and white and into colorful Oz.  We all started laughing for no reason other than,...

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Rocking On

This little baby boy who’s in pink pajamas has been rocked to sleep for almost two years now.  Every nap, every night night.  Sometimes, I get annoyed while I rock him – “Just go to sleep!” I think.  After particularly long days, I add an...

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Goodnight Thoughts

  When 8pm comes around and they, eventually, are sound asleep in their beds, do you know what I do? Even on the days when I’ve wished them to sleep all day long, even on the days when I’ve hidden in the pantry praying no one...

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Shotgun Start

It starts with the pitter-patter of feet or a yawn that whispers through the walls. It starts with the sounds you’ve waited so long to hear, “Dada dada, Mama mama,” or sometimes a cry. And you’re off. You can’t stop it now. The flow is moving you, carrying you through the morning. It’s diapers changing, breakfast making, kids dressing, hugs...

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Throwback Thursday

  I'm throwing it back to the days when my girl would strip down to her diaper if you displeased her.  I will tell you - this is an extremely effective way to get your point across.  First, it is hard to pick up a naked-except-for-the-clothes-around-the-ankles...

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A Crack

Even on the greyest day, there is color. Even on the darkest night, there is light. Even in despair, there is a grace that comes from being with those that bring the colorand the light. When we leave the door open. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="960.0"] San Andreas...

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