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The fact that I nursed both boys for over a year is one of my greatest achievements.  Not only did I nurse two large newborns (aka PIGS), I nursed them while working a job that regularly put me away from my babies over-night.  Other Breastfeeders are probably air high-fiving me right now because they can still […]

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Summer is the only season that moves too quickly.  It’s also the only season that usually provides me with a healthy dose of guilt.  We’re never outside as much as I’d like.  We’ve missed festivals.  We aren’t spending enough time with friends.  Where are the mini-road trips?  What happen to the mandatory Reading Time? A quick glance at the calendar […]

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Here’s something I didn’t inherit from my Mom: the perfectly posed photo.  We are the Stand, Smile, Say Cheese kind of family.  And we did that dance a gazillion times all over the place.  I barely touched a camera until Becks was 18 months because that dance is exhausting.  I’ve fought that photo from day […]

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This year our birthdays feel different.  Becks’ jump to six felt huge; an official See Ya Later to baby years.  And Coop’s bounce from eight to nine feels similar.  But I can’t put my finger on it.   He’s not change like a baby to boy or boy to tween.  He still simply a boy.  But […]

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…and I still don’t get it. Life with boys means I don’t get much.  I just accept it and enjoy the view.

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As we get busier with our family, it becomes difficult to visit with the entire family.  It’s the double edge sword every person with a decent childhood battles.  You realize that you’re a pretty awesome family unit because of this extend family.  You want to desperately return to the child/mom role in that family.  You […]

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I promise a wordy post later tonight, but I can’t get this photo out of my head. I love the urgency and connection of this photo. New babe with first babe. Lately my life is full of urgency and the need for connection.  It makes sense that this photo keeps popping up in my brain. […]

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