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An Open Letter to My Daughter (and Yours)

Dear Beautiful Girl, There has been much media coverage this week of celebrity antics and what is appropriate behavior, as we all prepared for what controversy the VMAs would spark next. I want you to know that you never need to put on a show or take extreme measures to get attention. It is unbecoming […]

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A Pitch Perfect Summer Night for Teens

Thanks to Pop Secret for sponsoring this post. We’ve had no less than 3 or 4 teens around almost every night this summer. I like being the destination house because it keeps me involved in their lives and lets me know where they are pretty much all the time. Typically, they’re piled on the couch, […]

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Twins

There’s something in adoption referred to as artificial twinning, when you adopt a child who falls within a 1-year age range from a child already in the home. It has both positives and negatives, and I researched it all. In the end, we decided not to do it because we felt our youngest’s strong personality […]

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We’re Number One (Sponsored Post)

When I watched the first Let’s Talk Bums video, something Cherry Healey said really struck me. We use delicate, carefully selected wipes on our baby’s bottom but only harsh, dry toilet paper on our own. And it isn’t just our behinds — somewhere along the way, we take a backseat to our kids. We miss […]

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The Same But Different

I’ve been trying all week to come up with the words to start blogging about last week’s vacation. We were invited back to Cape Ann — this time to stay in the incredibly lovely and photogenic Rockport, Massachusetts. It was in the same area, but a different vacation, and I couldn’t wait to take the […]

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And Tween Boy Makes Six

You guys, I have a son. Almost. He’s 11 years old, totally adorable, and has completely captured our hearts with his freckles, infectious giggle, and love of all things boy. Legos? Check. Comic books? Check. Pokemon? I don’t even know what that is. But, I’m about to. We have had weekend visits with him since […]

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