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    And For This Fall

    April 16, 2018

    Last year I told you all we were putting Bella in school, for the first time. She turned 8 that fall, was heading into second grade, and I really felt that she needed a different change of pace for that year. We’ve loved the school she’s at. It’s a private one that also offers a…

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  • The Differences

    August 22, 2017

    Today Bella was sick. Well. Kind of sick. She ran a low fever this morning, said her stomach hurt. Char has had an upset stomach the past two days so I figured it went with it. She seemed fine once we got up, but I thought of how many times I’ve heard some of my…

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  • Mothering a Little One Again

    August 10, 2017

    Today I took Char to the park. That may not seem like the most life altering activity, but the way it came about was kind of a moment of realization for me. Her and I were driving home from dropping Bella off at school. Usually Sam takes her and I pick her up, but this…

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  • On Having Another

    August 9, 2017

    I’m folding laundry as Sam flips through his phone. It’s late and quiet, and we’re both lost in thought. I reach forward to grab another round of shirts and glance at him. “Where are you at on wanting another baby?” I ask it abruptly, because there doesn’t seem to be another way to go about…

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