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Will They Sleep?

There are two times of year that I absolutely detest. I used to not care as a child, but as a parent, Daylight Savings has become the dreaded behavioral shift in my household. Maybe if I didn’t have twins, it wouldn’t be such a big deal, but getting the girls…

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The Aftermath

In the wake of illness and fatigue, the vacation laundry still needs to be done. I spent the last two days sleeping during nap time, but today, the cleaning beckoned. We had clothes strewn about every corner of the house because my children had gotten into our duffle bags, under…

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Grow Your Relationships, Set Down Roots

How have your relationships changed since having children? I’ve found that becoming a mother has distanced me from some people and drawn me closer to others. I had no idea how my parenting style could impact someone else’s experience and vice versa, which can also alter our opinions of each…

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Labor Day Weekend

Oh man it was a busy weekend! We celebrated my birthday. Hello 31! Another year, and yet I don’t feel any different. Each year sneaks up on me, and BAM. I’m one year older. I’m a bit pessimistic when it comes to birthdays. I feel like they all went down…

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A Weekend Away

Yev and I spent time alone this weekend for the first time since we had children. To be honest, I didn’t expect it to happen this soon, but boy was I grateful. It was really wonderful to pack a bag for myself without a single diaper or wipe in sight.…

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5 Ways to Keep Calm in the Heat

With summer comes the heat waves, and I’m sure you’re thinking of ways to beat the heat. But there are plenty of posts about that: sit in a pool, use fans, drink cold beverages. What I want to talk about is how to maintain your relationships in the heat. If…

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Parenting as a Team

I used to always get really excited about holidays because it meant time off to spend with my friends. Now, I’m excited Yev has work off, but holidays can definitely stress me out. It often means we’ll be at someone else’s house, chasing our kids around for the better half…

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The Burden of the Living

After yesterday, I’ve walked around all day, thoughtful, heavy, broken. And I continue to think about how the burden of death remains among the living.  The pain of death is only felt by those who survive. I used to think that funerals and memorials were ridiculous because why spend time,…

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9 Months to Live

I lost someone I loved today. And as I sit here writing to you, sipping on my delicious maladaptive coping skill, I reminisce, and I suffer. I yearn for that final hug and exchange of words now forever left unsaid. The cancer ravaged her body in 9 months from detection…

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Breaking Bread Together

As a growing family, it can be hard to manage everyone’s schedule, and our kids aren’t even three yet! As they get older and become busier, the chances of a shared family meal become slimmer. Statistically, family dinners are often relatively short, lasting around 20 minutes. Yet dining together as…