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Nostalgia, Here and Now

I was definitely a trend follower as a child. I loved everything from Cabbage Patch Dolls to Barbies to snap bracelets, Debbie Gibson’s Electric Youth and Caboodles. I lived and breathed these things because I bonded with my friends and my sister over them, and I loved them because they were vibrant, fun and provided just enough of a healthy distraction from the other heavier, less fun stuff about life that it made for a really exceptional experience as a child. Lots of things have come and gone as far as fads go. I think I’ve now lived through two...

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Walking For Wishes

Finding ways to give back and involve my children in the process has been an interesting challenge for us. Over the past several years, we’ve chosen opportunities as certain events have come about to involve Jack and Zoe in; after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City and the surrounding areas, we mobilized to collect food, blankets, diapers and other goods for those affected and displaced by the flood waters. My big kids helped to sort donations as they came into our apartment and were actively involved in the organization process of supplies that we put together to bring to churches...

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The Importance of Sleep

It would likely appear that sleep comes easy to the residents of our household, and while that may be true for some, it certainly hasn’t been that way from the beginning. We’ve been rocking, shushing, singing, reading, loving, listening and, ultimately, sleeping next to at least one or more of our children for nearly eight years straight. Some things end up being exactly like they say it will be: They won’t do this forever, you know. They won’t be in diapers, suck a pacifier, throw tantrums, or any of the other things that little kids do forever, even though sometimes...

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