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Must Love and Lipstick

I met Justin at a mutual friend’s house. It was Christmas time and we were celebrating the holiday and ourselves, being home gathering for the reunion that happens around that time of year. I was dressed in my finest, he was wearing a pair of jeans and a tee shirt that still live in his closet and usual rotation today. My beauty routine for going out then-nearly nine years ago-looks basically the same as my date night preparation today, except I spend about 1/5 of the amount of time as I used to. That, and I’m usually nursing one baby...

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Savvy & Sensible Multitasking

Two children in elementary school, one in preschool and one most often on my hip means we are constantly moving. My alarm sounds at 6 am, cooing that she is hungry and it’s time to wake up. Beau walks into our room dragging his toes and rubbing his eyes a few minutes later and Zoe is not far behind. Today we get to join Jack on a field trip, we get to drive a few of his peers to the museum after I squeeze in a conference call. Working from home is really wonderful in so many ways, but the...

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A Whole New World

It’s hard for me to believe (though it is at every one of these milestones) that Evangeline is old enough to be sitting up in a high chair, feeding herself. She’s grown so much over the past 6 weeks that she’s effectively gone from infant stage to the happiest-baby-on-the-planet stage. At her four month well check, our pediatrician recommended starting her on solids as it made sense with her development and our schedules. Jack and Zoe both started solids at four months and Beau at 6 months, and while I think they all seemed ready when we started, I wanted...

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