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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Nothing calls for a babysitter, some drinks with  grownups, and an outfit that consists of pants with buttons and no elastic like a 35th birthday. Last night we celebrated Scott’s birthday with the kids and his brother (who I flew in as his present… but not as a surprise present because I can not keep […]

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For as many pictures of our family that I have, both taken by myself and professionals, only about 2% of them are printed and displayed in any way other than on my computer (and that includes photo coffee mugs). It’s a goal of mine to remedy that this year, and while I’ve printed a few […]

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It’s that time again, when I give my blog sponsors a big virtual hug to thank them for supporting me this month. As always, I’m lucky to have fantastic companies and blogs represented in my sidebar. Olive Bungalow I adore my stacked gemstone rings, I really do, but this new emerald cut design is GORGEOUS and […]

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Days like this are hard to kick in the ass. I’m coming off a weekend out of town, followed by 2 days of feeling like crap thanks to some sort of cruel “summer cold.” That equals 4 days of ignoring my inbox, pushing back deadlines, ignoring my son’s disaster of a bedroom, and pushing aside […]

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Since posting my Day In Our Ordinary Life post, I’ve received quite a few emails and comments, asking where I got or how I made the fabric cover that’s tied over the top of Leyna’s crib. It’s such an old post and tutorial that I thought I’d re-share it here for those of you who […]

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  This is a guest-post, written by Dana Obleman, Parenting Consultant and creator of The Sleep Sense Program. Dana reached out to me after reading about my exhausting bedtime and nighttime struggles with my daughter Leyna. I’m happy to have her posting here today and sharing her tips for an easier bedtime! It’s been one of […]

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I make enormous children. That’s common knowledge. There were times when Kendall was a baby that the nickname “meatball” suited him perfectly. His measurements and percentiles from early pediatrician appointments read out like measurements for a square- 90%+ for weight, 50% for height. Slowly the pudge started to melt just a bit, though we’d argue […]

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We all have the “pretty” pictures of our kids, our families, those days we’re supposed to document. They’re framed, in albums, stuck on refrigerators and turned into computer screen savers. They’re moments worth documenting and remembering, for sure. But what about the mundane, the small moments of the here and now, the messes, the chaos, […]

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