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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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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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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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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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Warm & Fuzzy

    Today’s (totally optional) prompt: What makes you feel cozy or safe? Join up at Jana’s Thinking Place! I think I might change this up a bit to “warm & fuzzy…” ***** miracle baby’s socks with dirty tops from crawling … 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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Reconciliation

                Courtenay Baker-Olinger describes herself as a happily married, working mama of two young kids, infant twins, two cats, a flock of chickens and one large dog. Her blog, Soup: Midwestern Mama Cooking … Continue reading

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Surprise!

I’m not here today. Instead, you can find me HERE. I’ve written a guest post on motherhood for my bloggy friend Courtenay , who happens to have twins of her own! You can find her on twitter at @IaSoupMama. Please be … Continue reading

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What Does Your Daughter See in the Mirror?

My daughter Izzy stands on her purple plastic stool peering at her reflection in her bathroom mirror. Her knitted brows are angry and a tear runs down one ruddy cheek. “What’s wrong?” I ask, tucking some hair behind her ear. “Mommy, … Continue reading

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