Winter White

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Winter can be magical. Grateful this scenery is the backdrop for our daily drive.

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The Perfect Pick

Perfectly Picked

We get really excited around here when super style collides with comfort! It means there are zero negotiations in getting dressed which translates into life simplification at least in one arena. One of the more time-consuming or cumbersome tasks for us as we’re heading out the door is putting on our shoes. My darlings are at […]

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Color us happy

Colors

It’s in their genes. And not much more can bring them the calm and contentment that they feel when they are creating art. We share that sentiment. All three of my darlings choose the creative process over almost any other activity. My girls love to illustrate, specifically character creations, while my little guy is tactile […]

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This gave us the Feels

In My Heart

One of my truest loves are children’s books. Really good ones, that are beautifully illustrated and filled with purpose. Ones that leave you pondering some of life’s deepest truths and teach important lessons as they leave a trail of morality lingering in your mind. I was the kid who got lost in stories, asking questions and imagining […]

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Fin Snow

When I finally do what frozen things do in summer, I may feel a tinge of longing for a flake or two of this refreshing fluff. But that is sooooo difficult to envision in this chilly moment. Similar to tales from the crypt this tale is from the dunes, snow dunes specifically. If you’ve been […]

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Reflections on Time

Smile Autumn

Today I registered my second born for kindergarten. My mind refuses to process the passing of time for all the complexities and emotions it strings along. But milestones such as this one trigger massive alarms, jolts equivalent to sirens and flashing lights, alerting me to the speed in which my babies are growing. And in […]

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This is Three

This is Three

This is Three Three is talkative questioning and wild Three jumps and tackles and clings to my side Three is sometimes demanding and likes things just so But with rational explanation will share and let go Three is some kind of trouble all wrapped up in cute Frequently giggles and squeals just waiting for his […]

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This is Five

This is Five

This is five Bursting with laughter And roaring with tears Feeling safe to run farther But at night come the fears Five is in dress-up most of each day She lives in pretend and imaginary play Five literally bounces of couches and walls And uses her paper cellphone to make important calls Five is a […]

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This is Seven

Seven

This is Seven. Seven is smart, smarter than you think. Seven likes shimmer and everything pink. Seven is silly and makes funny faces, she asks endless questions as her mind always races. Seven is growing, coming into her own. Seven wants to fit in, but sometimes feels alone. She’s starting to learn the secrets of […]

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This morning, I woke up. That’s a good start already. I was a whole year older than yesterday, but I didn’t feel a single sensation different. When I opened the bathroom door upon finishing my birthday shower, my girls were holding flowers and presents and wearing smiles and giggles, screeching “Happy Birthday Mommy” in pure […]

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