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October 21, 2014

There are so many layers to our days, most of which get discarded like tear sheets floating to the floor in the room that holds the master drawing board. Moments that I should be enjoying and building upon end up crumpled and pitched into the corner where the waste bin lies. Beau has been so […]

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Everything in a Smile

October 17, 2014

Like most adolescents, I was a pretty shy and self-conscious tween (like, before that was an actual term. I’m old like that). I fussed over my clothes and my hair, overthinking every single aspect of my appearance like my life depended on it. While I could change those things every day, I couldn’t fix one […]

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On Secret Keeping & Anticipation

October 15, 2014

When we found out we were pregnant with Jack, my husband didn’t want to find out what his gender was. He wanted that surprise in the delivery room where the doctor announces and we all rejoice in happiness and tears. That wasn’t something I was interested in, as I had been carrying this child for […]

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Exchanging Thoughts instead of Things

October 6, 2014

Marriage has been one of the greatest learning experiences (read: challenges) of my lifetime. Justin and I didn’t know each other all that well when we tied the knot less than a year after we met, so much of our getting-to-know-you time happened in warp speed. Eight years later and I can confidently say that […]

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Relentlessly Restless

October 2, 2014

Four weeks. I can barely believe it’s been four weeks since Evvie was born. It’s just like a new mother to say something like that, isn’t it? A whole month. I want to mourn the time passing but the time has been so healing for our family. She’s getting a little pudgy and slowly creeping […]

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Portrait of a Newborn

September 25, 2014

I still keep expecting to automatically be an expert on parenting now that this my fourth time around. Laughable, really, especially because I’ve made it a point not to identify with that word whatsoever, and in parenting there is no such thing. Every pregnancy was just as different as the children are. They may look […]

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Celebrating Zoe

September 24, 2014

This post is brought to you by Target. Get More Cuuuute with Hello Kitty at Target. It’s really wild having two daughters. I still haven’t wrapped my head around it quite yet, but between me, Zoe, my mom and my sister-we are very, very excited! So much girl time to be had. That said, it’s been so […]

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Theo and Beau Welcome Evangeline

September 24, 2014

I’ve been wanting to share with you the day that we brought Evvie home, but it’s been a little raw for me up until recently. That day was so hectic, hardly the kind of serene and sweet “coming home” celebration we had hoped for, but it was lovely all the same. I didn’t get discharged […]

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Pour la Victoire: Maternity and Beyond

September 19, 2014

About a month ago, I was closing in on my ninth month of pregnancy and going through a range of emotions because of it. I was physically and emotionally maxed out in just about every way; My back hurt, my legs cramped, I was generally low on energy and slow to get around. Not to […]

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Finding Normal

September 16, 2014

Walking into the our athletic club to take the kids swimming yesterday, a woman passed us and remarked “Wow, four kids. That ain’t for the faint of heart.” Little did she know exactly how faint in the heart I’ve been feeling the last week. It’s funny how strangers can completely disarm you with one simple […]

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