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Rotating Holidays and Kidless Christmas Eves: Sad Side Effects of Divorce

As a little girl, I remained blissfully unaware of sad childhood realities like rotating holidays between divorced parents. I came from an intact family, and I didn’t get introduced to the concept of divorce until my aunt and uncle split up during my middle school years.  Growing up as an only child in Florida, I remember […]

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DIY Milk Bottle for Santa

The other day I was in the store browsing through the Christmas decorations when I saw this really cute milk bottle decorated for Santa’s milk. It was so cute but I thought I certainly have enough glass bottles at home, maybe I could make my own version of Santa’s milk bottle! Now in all fairness, […]

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A House Divided About Winter

When I was pregnant with my second child, I worried about how I was going to deal with two kids. Among my many worries, I felt unprepared on how to deal with discipline issues when one child was misbehaving and the other was doing what I asked. With one child, I could just tell him […]

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Resolutions for a Lifetime

In the last few years I’ve stopped making a New Year’s resolution. I make enough resolutions throughout the year, that by the time New Years rolls around my biggest goal is just to stay awake until the clock strikes midnight.  I especially won’t make gigantic, life-altering New Year’s resolutions. That’s a lot of pressure to […]

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Our Magniloquent Epistle

  We write a Christmas letter every year. It’s a lovely tradition and gesture, but every year as we prepare to write it, I can’t help but think two things: Our life is a bit depressing. Our life is super BORING. “Seasons Greetings! The year progressed from January to December once again.  We worked, the […]

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Season of Surprises

My kids love surprises like a bear loves blueberries. It doesn’t really matter how big or small the surprise is, they’ll sniff it out and filled with glee, move into that “blueberry patch” until every last ounce of chocolate, stickers, movies, or whatever the surprise may be, has been scarfed down, chewed, and digested. Then, […]

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