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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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Reverse Bucket List

I’ve seen a lot of people sharing their reverse bucket lists lately. Which is a nice idea since it helps you realize how much you’ve accomplished instead of emphasizing how many things remain on your to-do list. Frankly, I could … Continue reading

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Anxiety & Depression & Kids Are Exhausting

Act I, Scene I:  Our kitchen. Backpacks, papers, folders, and lunch boxes are everywhere. We’ve been home from school for approximately 26 minutes. “Mommy, I’m done, can you please sign my homework?” Abby asks. “I wanna play outside.” “Yeah, just … 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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I Was There. I Showed Up.

I’m seeing double today — linking up with two weekly hotspots: #iPPP & #JustWrite. Cheers to the hostesses of iPPP, Greta & Sarah, and to Heather of Just Write. Sometimes the days get so busy they fall into one another … Continue reading

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A School Morning

Today I’m joining Heather of The Extraordinary Ordinary for Just Write. Read here to learn more about Just Write. In a nutshell, it’s a free write about a recent or current experience without adding analysis, explanation, or clarification. ******* I get out … Continue reading

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Stream of Consciousness Sunday

Today’s (completely) optional prompt: Blessings Join me and link up over at Jana’s place! I’m surrounded by blessings every day: my in-vitro twinkies and my third surprise/ miracle baby. I’m blessed to have my husband, who’s stood by and supported … Continue reading

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A Moment With Abby About Being Gay

With the Gay Dad Project fundraising frenzy in full swing, I decided it was the appropriate time to teach my seven-year-old twin girls the word “gay.” I’ve never used the term with them because my dad and his husband have … Continue reading

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Apples and Oranges

I’m doing Jana’s Stream of Consciousness Sunday link up, the prompt is comparison/ competition. ***** I splurged on a mini massage at Hoopla yesterday. As I lied on the table a woman named Rebecca worked on a knot in my … Continue reading

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My Life in Numbers

Linking up with Greta of GFunkified who recently did a cool post called “My Life in Numbers.” Her linky is still open, so do yours and go share it at her place! 3 — the number of children I have 2 … Continue reading

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