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Let your light shine

Let your light shine

Dear Matthew,
When I was a young girl, I often sat beside my grandmother in the old adirondack chairs on her back lawn. One summer afternoon, as the sun’s golden rays lengthened and dipped between the cornstalks of my grandfather’s garden, she told me that her wish for me is that I would always surround myself with good people, because good people make...

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Seven

Seven

My beautiful Katie,
I see you, with your lean arms and legs, your big girl teeth and your chapter books and your baby rolls and sippy cups are but a distant memory.
You are seven.
And seven has been a rough age for us.
You push back in ways that you never have.
You offer your endless opinions on my every...

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Snowflakes

It sat in a block on the sideboard, heavy and foreign.
My grandmother’s cerulean eyes sparkled as I peeled off my layers.
Hat.
“I have so many fun things planned for us,” she said.
She always did.
Every weekend.
Boots.
“First we melt this big block of wax…”
Her excitement simply couldn’t be contained.
Scarf.
“Then, we’ll WHIP it! With the hand mixer!”
There in her entryway,...

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Party people: An Invisalign giveaway

Party people: An Invisalign giveaway

My lovely friend Cam Bowman, who blogs over at Growing Up Goofy, graciously offered to co-host a fun Invisalign party with me last weekend.
There was fantastic food and sangria (courtesy of Cam’s amazing menu planning, party planning and amazing cooking!).
There were photos.
There were smiles, laughter and tons of questions from everyone.
We ate, drank, aughed and...

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Brussels sprouts, pancetta and crispy shallot pizza

Brussels sprouts, pancetta and crispy shallot pizza

It’s September, but that doesn’t mean that the best of the fresh produce is behind us. I can’t get enough Brussels sprouts at this time of year, so I’m using them in any way I can dream up. This weekend, that meant Brussels sprouts, pancetta and crispy shallot pizza. This amazing dish will be in...

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A collision of first and lasts

A collision of first and lasts

My sweet Katie,
Tonight I plugged the drain of my bathtub, squirted in a healthy dose of bubble bath, turned the not-too-hot water on and lined your Polly Pockets up on the edge of the tub.
This was probably the millionth bath you’ve taken in your seven years.
It seems that so much of mothering is focused...

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Give and get with Schoola!

Give and get with Schoola!

Okay, it’s no secret that I’m more than a little in love with Schoola and the work their doing to help schools in need. So now, I want to show you some super cute looks you can easily pull together from the site. A dressy outfit for Matthew would total $35, with $14 going back to his...

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Time for Schoola

If you asked me to draw a perfect circle, without even lifting the pencil, I can already tell you that it would come out looking more like a square. If you gave me a mound of clay and asked me to shape it into a mug, I can assure you it would be lopsided and...

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Seven

Seven

Dear Katie, Happy, happy birthday, sweet girl! After wanting you for so long… after praying for you for so long… I’m still amazed each year, as we celebrate your special day, by just how lucky we are to have you in our lives. Last night, before we tucked you in for bed, we talked about today. That...

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On and on and on

On and on and on

If we’re friends on Facebook, I’m sorry (#notsorry) for flooding your stream with Listen to your Mother updates, links, videos and endlessly gushing. Because this show? Oh, my friends…you can’t know the power of LTYM unless you attend a show. And each year, that gets easier to do. What began as a one-city show has now...

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