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Is It Harder Being an Adult Than a Kid?

“So, is it hard? Do you want to cry when you put us on the bus?” her face was titled against the car window toward where the bus would eventually emerge. Her tone was mostly kidding, with the slightest, wistful undercurrent. I stared at her profile. Her…
“So, is it hard? Do you want to cry when you put us on the bus?” her face was titled against the car window toward where the bus would eventually emerge. Her tone was mostly kidding, with the slightest, wistful undercurrent. I stared at her profile. Her pert nose exactly as it looked the day she was born more than 11 years earlier. Round cheeks and curly lashes framing eyes that are a mirror image of her dad’s. I’d braided her hair after a bath t...
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I wrote a few words on how much you marry when you say I do to one person. #marriage   #family  http://www.themid.com/family/when-you-marry-the-one-you-also-marry-the-family?u=97puQHWD9F
We marry the holidays and drunk uncles, the things that aren't talked about and the way it's always been.
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A new gauge for perfection: a lesson from a @sawyerfrdrx concert

Saturday we took the girls to a day-long concert. I imagined that it would be an amazing, magical experience, and it was. The only thing is that the magic I’d been chasing didn’t happen until the absolute end of the day. The girls were over the moon at…
Saturday we took the girls to a day-long concert. I imagined that it would be an amazing, magical experience, and it was. The only thing is that the magic I’d been chasing didn’t happen until the absolute end of the day. The girls were over the moon at the prospect of seeing Sawyer Fredericks. Sean and I assumed he’d kick off the concert, not close it out.   It was a warm day and while I’d prepared us with granola bars and cash, there was so very...
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Right This Minute - time is yours to live, judge it less. Judge you less.

The month of May has been a whirlwind, bookended by Finley’s birthday at the end of April and a flurry of deadlines at the end of May. I can’t quite come to terms with summer being so soon upon us.   I guess I thought I had more time to plan.   “Time to…
The month of May has been a whirlwind, bookended by Finley’s birthday at the end of April and a flurry of deadlines at the end of May. I can’t quite come to terms with summer being so soon upon us.   I guess I thought I had more time to plan.   “Time to plan,” the universe laughs. Cancer diagnoses amid friends of mine, divorce, depression, all lined up next to images of new babies and themed parties, all of which remind me how very little hand we...
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We can do more. 
Tweet I have no pictures of our hardest day in Haiti. The only pictures I have are the snapshots of the children, the babies, the parents, the doctors, and the families that I have forever burned into my memory and my heart. And how easy for me to say that it was “our” hardest day …
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 I wrote about time with #tweens  and learning that making it better means accepting that you aren't supposed to fix it, sometimes you are supposed to just be company.

"I wish I'd understood that when they said that it would go fast it didn't just mean childhood, it meant these moments of consciously allowing the direction to shift."
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Be One More-

The other day I was sitting in our backyard soaking up the sound of the leaves  in the wind, the rustle like water to my ears. Blades of grass danced with beads of water from the soaking I’d given them. I looked at the yellow blossoms popping along the…
The other day I was sitting in our backyard soaking up the sound of the leaves  in the wind, the rustle like water to my ears. Blades of grass danced with beads of water from the soaking I’d given them. I looked at the yellow blossoms popping along the cucumber vines, the soil rich with coffee grounds and molasses water. Pink chive blossoms bobbed in the wind from their perch in the whiskey barrel, along with the cilantro and mint I’d planted. Th...
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Why Don't They...

Lately we’ve been playing more in the backyard. Sean will toss a lacrosse ball with the big girls while I kick a supermarket bouncy ball with Fin. Inevitably our lines will cross and Sean will kick the ball as I field a lacrosse ball. The girls giggle and…
Lately we’ve been playing more in the backyard. Sean will toss a lacrosse ball with the big girls while I kick a supermarket bouncy ball with Fin. Inevitably our lines will cross and Sean will kick the ball as I field a lacrosse ball. The girls giggle and cheer as we zig and zag. Most of the time it ends up being Sean alone with either Avery or Briar. The other night it was B who stayed out with Sean. I was about to go in, but as the littler girl...
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You aren't doing anything wrong. Do your thing, change up what you do, it's ok.

  I get it, life moves fast, time is so precious that we all try to quickly assess and categorize things in order to keep moving along, but I think there is a chance we’re missing something in our haste. Last fall we took the girls to Jay Peak. The time…
  I get it, life moves fast, time is so precious that we all try to quickly assess and categorize things in order to keep moving along, but I think there is a chance we’re missing something in our haste. Last fall we took the girls to Jay Peak. The time was particularly special for Avery, something about the athleticism of the options there spoke to her. Since that weekend she has asked to go again, to climb rock walls or try flow boarding. I kep...
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Since They Were Born, my daughters have been who they are, today I am learning to let them be just that.

Each of my daughters has been exactly who she was since I felt her first flutter in my belly. One responded to music, one loved it when I was driving, the other seemed to throw “Go mom” high fives whenever I swore. Today they are very bit as much…
Each of my daughters has been exactly who she was since I felt her first flutter in my belly. One responded to music, one loved it when I was driving, the other seemed to throw “Go mom” high fives whenever I swore. Today they are very bit as much distinctly who they are as ever.   Watching The Voice elimination shows brings all their stuff to the fore in stark contrast—elation, horror, ‘it is what it is’.   I do what I can to quell their nerves, ...
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Words fail me as I replay seven years with Finley.   The truth is that Finley made us the family that we are and we couldn’t be a more perfectly F.A.B. fit.   Happy birthday, Fin.
Words fail me as I replay seven years with Finley.   The truth is that Finley made us the family that we are and we couldn’t be a more perfectly F.A.B. fit.   Happy birthday, Fin. Like this:Like Loading... Related
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designtramp.com I work it out—online, in print and anywhere else a message can be delivered.
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    Owner/Director of New Business Development, present
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Eugene - Yakima - Williamstown - Watertown - Santa Maria - Caldes de Montbui - Glens Falls
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Honest, driven and hopeful.
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I am reverent about finding joy and beauty in life, so much so that I sometimes have to curse. Welcome to the contradiction of me.
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3 kids, 2 business, 1 husband, endless possibilities.
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    2012
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