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Samantha Koellhoffer
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Writer, Blogger, Wife, Mom, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Friend
Writer, Blogger, Wife, Mom, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Friend

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Vacation or Relocation?
I love a good vacation. Always have. I love the planning and the
anticipation and the experience of discovering someplace new.  Once Miranda came into our lives, I knew I wanted her also to enjoy vacations . So I have made it my
mission to make sure we do s...

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Vacation or Relocation?
I love a good vacation. Always have. I love the planning and the
anticipation and the experience of discovering someplace new.  Once Miranda came into our lives, I knew I wanted her also to enjoy vacations . So I have made it my
mission to make sure we do s...

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What Samantha Forgot
I recently finished watching the mini-series,  Big Little Lies on HBO. I absolutely adored it. The character development and the plot twists were so creative and interesting. Before I knew it, I finished the series that I wanted more. So I found a book by t...

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It's a Small World
Miranda goes to school three days a week. Her school is literally down the street from Gary's office, so he normally brings her in and picks her up. Except for Wednesday's. I take those days to drop her off so that he can have a non-rushed morning and I nor...

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Nothing and Everything
Earlier this year, I took advantage of the unseasonably warm temperatures and went to the local zoo with my young daughter.  My sister-in-law and two nieces joined us there. I could not stop smiling. To
the outside world, we looked like just a couple of mo...

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On Death and Dying
Miranda turned 4 on Friday and virtually overnight, she has changed. While always interested in the world around her, in the past week, she has become more perceptive and more inquisitive.She no longer accepts my reply of "just because" or "because I said s...

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Hannah Rose
When I was in third grade, I met a
girl in my Hebrew school class that would change the course of my life forever. At nine years old, this girl and I
were mostly concerned about getting our ears pierced - something both of our
dads strictly forbid. She had ...

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Jewish Confessional
Since I am Jewish, I do not take or go to Confession. If I did, I feel like every other time I would go, I would say, "Bless me, Rabbi, for I have sinned. I ate a box of Girl Scout cookies...again." I am not making light of confession; rather, I am illustra...

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Passion
I was recently asked what I was passionate about. I did not even have to think about it. I am passionate about my family. My
first daughter died at 37 weeks, a mere three weeks before she was due
to be born. I did not know that could happen in this day an...

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Hate
It seems that the current political climate has brought out the worst in us. Everywhere I turn, I hear stories of hate.    In 5 th grade, I was riding the bus home from school as I always did. A neighborhood boy chucked a penny at my head and told me that I...
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