Category Archives: Home + Family

Talking to Kids About the Holocaust.

I didn’t plan to launch into a discussion about Hitler and Nazi Germany. Last month I read an article about the actress who plays the role of Liesel Meminger, Sophie Nelisse. Her performance in the film belies her age (13 … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things Every Parent Should Keep in the Car

Last week reminded me that it was time to (re)stock my car with some essential items. One of the girls came down with a stomach bug and nearly got sick in the car. Fortunately  I had a few things to … Continue reading

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I Wish (& The Girls Do Good Stuff)

In case you’re wondering where I went… I popped over to the Listen To Your Mother : Kansas City blog to post there earlier this week. I wrote about wishing for a Motherhood Manual. You know, something bound, concrete, sold at … Continue reading

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The Twins Turn Eight!

Eight years ago today, this is what I was doing (and four years ago today, I blogged about it at my old place. Click over to see that birthday post!):   Dear Abby & Izzy, On this day eight years … Continue reading

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Hunger, Health, & The Thanksgiving Project

Many of you know Jill Smokler, a.k.a. Scary Mommy. If you don’t, head over to her blog and Scary Mommy Nation. She’s a mom, a mover and a shaker, and with her large, loyal following, she’s a force to be reckoned with. … Continue reading

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Baths and Red Knees, Please.

  This is my first time participating with The Sunday Spill & G*Funkified’s iPPP meme. I love looking at their photos because they’re ridiculously talented behind the camera (or iPhone, as it were). I, on the other hand, am not. … Continue reading

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Girly Giveaway! Girls Crochet Headbands

Recently I had the good fortune of happening upon a site called Girls Crochet Headbands.                                My husband, however, after looking at our bank statement, might … Continue reading

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the first and the last

it feels like the first time. the first time holding a chubby baby in my arms. rolls and dimples and bits of her last meal hiding in the folds of her neck. lost in her soft sighs and murmurs, feeling … Continue reading

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Families that Pirate Together Stay Together

Preface: There is nothing I wouldn’t do for my children. Even taking pirate photos in my pajamas with unbrushed/unwashed hair. Friday’s eye exam revealed that Izzy’s glasses have done nothing to improve her amblyopia (we’d hoped glasses alone would strengthen her … Continue reading

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400 Words About Things I Love

Inspired recently by this post via Amy Oscar and this post via Schmutzie featured at Aiming Low, I decided I had to do my own version. I love Piper smiles, and the way she nuzzles into my neck. I love … Continue reading

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